Interaction of rice with soilborne pathogens and nematodes implicated in yield decline and resistance mechanisms against fungal leaf pathogens

01 January 2009 → 31 October 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
Meloidogyne graminicola Cochliobolus miyabeanus brown spot disease aerobic rice
Project description

This project is about a collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines about yield decline in aerobic rice and the role of pythium and nematodes in this process. In addition, the aetiology of Cochliobus miyabeanus, the causal agent of brown spot on rice will be investigated together with resistance mechanisms of rice against this pathogen.