GRD alternative host

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Principal Investigator
Michael Deom
Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
deom@uga.edu

Co-PIs
David Kalule Okello
National Semi Arid Resources Research Institute (NaSARRI), Serere, Soroti, Uganda
kod143@gmail.com

Michael Hilary Otim
National Crops Resources and Research Institute (NaCRRI), Namulonge, Uganda
motim9405@gmail.com

Paul Severns
University of Georgia Department of Plant Pathology, Athens, GA, USA
Paul.Severns@uga.edu


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.