Seminar on Root Diseases in Dryland Wheat

Announcement from Oregonians for Food and Shelter,

Date: Wednesday, March 31
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Seminar Room, Pendleton Agricultural Research Center, 48037 Tubbs Ranch Road
Title: Importance and Control of Dryland Root Rots and Cereal Nematodes in the Rainfed Wheat Production Systems of West Asia, North Africa and China
Speakers: Drs. Julie Nicol and Amer Dababat

ICARDA-CIMMYT Global Wheat Improvement Program (ICWIP) Ankara, Turkey

ICARDA = Int’l Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Aleppo, Syria

CIMMYT = Int’l Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, El Batán, Mexico

Dr. Nicol coordinates international research on the most important root diseases affecting dryland wheat, with particular emphasis on Fusarium crown rot (dryland foot rot), root-lesion nematode, and cereal cyst nematodes in low-rainfall regions. She coordinates training of international students and scientists at workshops throughout the world. She also coordinates the ICWIP International Root Disease Resistance testing program, which has provided important sources of resistant germplasm for these diseases in Oregon and Washington. Dr. Nicol’s collaboration in the Pacific Northwest is with Dr. Richard Smiley (OSU-Pendleton) and Drs. Timothy Paulitz and Kimberly Campbell (USDA-ARS-Pullman).

For Additional Information contact: Dr. Richard Smiley via email at [email protected] or via telephone at 541-278-4397

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