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WSU receives $2.7 million to research costly potato threat

Posted by | October 7, 2015
By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Zebra chip disease, caused by a bacterium carried by insects, can ruin a potato crop; but little is known about where it comes from and how it can be avoided.

Thanks to a nearly $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative, Washington State University researchers hope to find better ways to manage the potentially devastating pathogen.

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