|Institution||University of Alberta|
|Type of Fellowship||Graduate Fellowship|
|Graduate Program Type||Agriculture Sciences|
|Specialty||Agronomy & Soil Science|
|Fellowship Amount||$ 19,000/Yr|
|College / University||www.studdys.com/university-of-alberta|
Graduate Fellowship Description
Peas are subject to root rot pathogens that build up in the soil over several years and reduce plant stands and yields. Root rots can be caused by a number of fungi, including Pythium, Rhizoctonia and/or Fusarium.
Information is needed on the scope, cause and control options for root rot. The research project will entail evaluating pathogen composition, using molecular diagnostic techniques, from diseased roots and soils collected during surveys of commercial pea fields.
Field research component will evaluate seed treatment and cultivar effects on root rot disease levels and on pea yield at sites located throughout Alberta. This industry-funded project requires good communication skills, and a willingness to remain in western Canada in your future career. Previous field experience and/or experience in molecular diagnostics (including summer student experience) is an asset.
Project Location: UA/Agriculture and AgriFood Canada (AAFC) Lethbridge
Dr. Linda Hall
Email: [email protected]
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