Presentation on theme: "Fruit Tree Clean Plant Center WSU - IAREC. New personnel: James Susaimuthu supervises virus indexingsupervises virus indexing Sam Hood manages growth."— Presentation transcript:
Thermal therapy 130 selections going through heat therapy130 selections going through heat therapy Includes those received in previous yearsIncludes those received in previous years
Current testing cycle in progress: Woody indexing tests20,000Woody indexing tests20,000 Herbaceous indexing (Mar)600Herbaceous indexing (Mar)600 Molecular assays1,500Molecular assays1,500 ELISAs1,500ELISAs1,500
Malus:RequiredActual Woody indexing 5 X 4 reps each Herbaceous indexing 44 Field indexing 44 PCR / RT-PCR 2 5 + 4 to confirm ELISA-- Stone fruit: Woody indexing 8 X 4 reps each Herbaceous indexing 44 Field indexing 11 PCR / RT-PCR 3 7 + 3 to confirm ELISA44
Current FTCPC research activities: CVA – capillovirus ~ 50% of cherry selections infected~ 50% of cherry selections infected Likely difficult to remove via thermal therapyLikely difficult to remove via thermal therapy Impact unknownImpact unknown Apple green crinkle disease 3 cropping years is required protocol3 cropping years is required protocol Identify pathogen associated with diseaseIdentify pathogen associated with disease Rusty mottle / Twisted leaf Genetically complex family of virusesGenetically complex family of viruses May be able to eliminate some woody indexingMay be able to eliminate some woody indexing
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