Reference materials under development

February 2020

  • Pepper TSWV – Launched
  • Tomato TSWV – Launched
  • Watermelon Fon–Increasing reference isolates of races 0, 1 and 2 for deposit with NPGS. Final confirmation test underway.

2020

  • Tomato Mi–Phytosanitary tests of increased seeds underway.  Functional test needed.  Developing a network of experts to distribute eggs of Mi.
  • Tomato Fol–Final functional tests needed. Phytosanitary testing under way. Increasing isolates of references Fol 1 and Fol 2 for deposit with NPGS.
  • Melon Px–Differentials selected, seed increases done, final ring test under way.  Results will determine which differentials will be increased for distribution.

2021

  • Pepper PVY–Increase of differential hosts underway. Isolates of PVY 0, 1 and 1.2 identified and will be increased for deposit with NPGS.
  • Pepper PepMoV–Increase of differential hosts underway. Isolate of PepMoV identified and will be increased for deposit with NPGS.
  • Pepper Tobamoviruses–Planning under way for seed increases, reference isolates located and will be increased by Laura for deposit with NPGS.
  • Tomato Verticillium wilt–White paper in development.  Seed increase of differentials is under way. Evaluating isolates to serve as reference.

2022

  • Tomato Spot – Approved by AC and development initiated.
  • Tomato Speck – Approved by AC and development initiated
  • Pepper Phytophthora crown and root rot – Approved by AC and development initiated