Dutta leads effort to tackle emerging threat to watermelon, cucumber production (USDA-SCRI; $4.8 M). Dutta and collaborators from seven different institutions were funded to develop a comprehensive anthracnose management toolkit for our cucurbit growers in the Eastern US

CAES leads $3.2M USDA grant to improve organic onion production

One of the major challenges with organic onion production is the incidence of two detrimental diseases — sour skin and slippery skin — caused by a group of soilborne bacteria commonly found throughout the U.S. These diseases are difficult to spot in the field but must be culled before distribution. Pictured is an onion pulled from the grading line with bacterial internal rot caused by a Burkholderia species.

(Photo by Savannah Tanner, Emanuel County Extension agent)(USDA-NIFA-OREI; PI: Dutta)

https://newswire.caes.uga.edu/story/10298/improving-organic-onions.html

Emerging Alternaria leaf blight issues in Brassica crops

Fungicide resistance, population genomics, seed transmission, evaluation of cultural practices and chemical management (Funded by the USDA-NIFA-SCRI; PI: Dutta).

Management of bacterial diseases in onion

  • Evaluation of crop rotation in the reduction of bacterial bulb rot in onion (Funded by the Specialty Crop Block Grant, Georgia Department of Agriculture; PI: Dutta)
  • Evaluation of integrated bacterial disease management options for organic onion production in southeastern and northcentral United States (Funded by the USDA-NIFA-Organic Trans
  • Sustainable IPM strategies to enhance competitiveness of Vidalia Onions (Funded by the Specialty Crop Block Grant, Georgia Department of Agriculture; PI: Dutta)

Fusarium wilt of watermelon

Sustainable Grafting Technology to Enhance the Competitiveness of Watermelon (Funded by the Specialty Crop Block Grant, Georgia Department of Agriculture; PI: Dutta

Integrated management of Fusarium wilt, nematode and weed complex using MBr alternatives in watermelon production system (Funded by the USDA-NIFA-MBr Transition; PI: Dutta)

Sustainable grafting technology to enhance competitiveness of watermelon in Georgia (Funded by the Specialty Crop Block Grant; PI: Dutta)

Management of whitefly-transmitted virus complex in vegetables

  • Sustainable IPM strategies to enhance competitiveness of snapbeans in Georgia (Funded by the Specialty Crop Block Grant, Georgia Department of Agriculture; PI: Dutta)
  • Biological control tactics for key vegetable pests in the SE US (Funded by the USDA-NIFA-OREI; PI: Schmidt-Jefferies)
  • Preseason risk prediction model for whitefly-transmitted viruses (Funded by the USDA-NIFA-SCRI; PI: Adkins)
  • Sustainable management options viruses in cucurbits (Southern SARE; PI: Srinivasan)
  • Management of whitefly-transmitted viruses in cucurbits (Funded by the Specialty Crop Block Grant, Georgia Department of Agriculture; PI: Srinivasan)