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Potential to reduce insecticide use against BYDV vectors through genetic improvement to crops. - AR0719

Description
The aim of this work is to advise Defra, and to target plant genetic research work in relation to barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) in order to reduce insecticide use against BYDV vectors in the autumn-sown cereal crops. The work will take the form of a review comprising (1) a workshop involving all stakeholders (industry, researchers and environmental groups) to identify opportunities for further research, and to discuss the costs and benefits of government funded research in this area, and (2) a report summarising the outcome of the workshop, the costs and benefits of pursuing a genetic-based solution to controlling BYDV in cereal crops, and a discussion of any barriers wwhich would mean that the outcomes of the research might not be applied in practice. The implications for any research will be discussed in the context of the Defra Crop Genetic Improvement Centres, and possible future LINK research projects involving industry.
Objective
1 Assessment of industry position

2 Assessment of potential benefits of research into genetic solutions to control of BYDV

3 Review of research activities into BYDV resistance

4 Review of research into tolerance and resistance to aphid vectors

5 Implications of climate change on viruses and aphid vectors

6 Summary and recommendations
Project Documents
• Final Report : Potential to reduce insecticide use against BYDV vectors through genetic improvement to crops.   (176k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2004

Cost: £10,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
ADAS UK Ltd.
Keywords
Arable Farming              
Cereals              
Crop Improvement              
Crops              
Farming              
Insecticide use              
Fields of Study
Arable Crops