GRD alternative host


Principal Investigator
Michael Deom
Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

David Kalule Okello
National Semi Arid Resources Research Institute (NaSARRI), Serere, Soroti, Uganda

Michael Hilary Otim
National Crops Resources and Research Institute (NaCRRI), Namulonge, Uganda

Paul Severns
University of Georgia Department of Plant Pathology, Athens, GA, USA

Identifying the alternative host for Groundnut Rosette Disease virus complex

Area of inquiry: Value-added Gains

Country focus: Uganda

Project length: 3 years

Budget: $150,000

The objective of this project is to identify alternate host(s) of groundnut rosette disease, which is the most destructive viral disease of groundnut in sub-Saharan Africa. This project will take samples from major groundnut producing areas in Uganda where the disease occurs at a high incidence each growing season to accomplish this objective.