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Development of RRD-Resistant Sustainable Roses

Rose Rosette Disease (RRD), caused by Rose rosette virus (RRV), is a widespread threat in the USA to rose growers, landscapers, and consumers.


Potential Research Question(s)

This project has the long-term goal to develop sustainable rose systems based on cultivars resistant to Rose Rosette disease (RRD) and black spot disease (BSD).


The project team is a national network of researchers, extension specialists, and industry partners who have built research and information toolkits and the infrastructure to develop and deploy sustainable RRD and black spot-resistant rose cultivars and information.


We will perform field lab research by sampling rose varietal plots near Tulsa to validate/optimize diagnostic methods and assess rose resistance to RRV and BSD.


Network Mentor: Dr. Francisco Ochoa Corona

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