Field-based assessments of the efficacy of P. syringae pv. tagetis for controlling Canada thistle on organic farms

Posted on 27.09.2023 | Last Modified 27.09.2023
Lead Researcher (PI): John Stavrinides
Institution: University of Regina
Total WGRF Funding: $147,286
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund, Saskatchewan Forage Seed Development Commission
Start Date: 2023
Project Length: 3 Years

Evaluate whether organic bacterial culturing has any impact on bacterial pathogenicity. Determine the concentration of surfactant and bacteria that maximizes infection of Canada thistle. Establish the plant host range of strain 4091. Conduct controlled filed trials with leading formulations to assess infection rate and impact on re-emergence.