Breeding Cabbage for Resistance to Black Rot
Project Leader: Phillip D. Griffiths
Cooperator: Lisa Earle
Type of grant: Pest-resistant crops; allelopaths
Project location All of NY
Fresh-market cabbage is the highest value vegetable crop in NY State. Black rot is a serious disease of cabbage especially during warm, damp seasons in the northeast. Breeding for improved resistance to black rot will be important for the future protection of this crop in NY State, through development of new varieties with enhanced resistance to this disease.