Development of Tobacco with Resistance to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus

Organization:
North Carolina Tobacco Foundation
Amount:
$10,620.21
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Wake
Description:

Golden LEAF funds will be used to support a breeding program to develop tobacco with resistance to tomato spotted wilt virus. The virus caused an estimated $45 million in tobacco losses in 2002, and presents an ongoing challenge to North Carolina tobacco farmers.

Contact:
Ms. Kathy Kennel Campus Box 7645 NCSU Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7645 919-515-9259
Areas Served:
Statewide

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