Dept. of Plant, Soil, & Entomological Science, University of Idaho
Aberdeen R&E Center, 1693 S. 2700 W., Aberdeen, ID 83210-0870
My program focuses on weed management. PVY can infect many plants and many of these are weeds. Specifically, we will investigate the interaction of hairy nightshade, aphids and PVY. How does the time, during the growing season, when aphids feed on hairy nightshade interact with PVY incidence in the weed host? Knowing this will improve our ability to predict the points in time when risk to the crop from PVY-infected weeds is high. I will communicate project outcomes to seed growers, agribusiness personnel, and other stakeholders through extension bulletins, fact sheets, talks, workshops, and field days.