Extension/Outreach: IPM CRSP

Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP)

The mission of the IPM CRSP is to foster IPM through collaborative research between U.S. and Less Developed Country (LDC) institutions for their mutual benefit by improving their abilities to develop and implement economically and environmentally sound crop production methods.

Sally Miller is a co-PI in the South Asia, West Africa and East Africa regional programs, and is the PI of the International Plant Diagnostic Network (IPDN), a “Global Theme” program active in four regions.  Miller’s major emphasis in the regional programs is on management of diseases of tomato, eggplant, pepper, potato, onion, cabbage and squash. Principal research objectives include management of bacterial wilt and root knot nematode in tomato and eggplant using resistant cultivars and grafting, understanding the biology of the bacterial wilt pathogen, Ralstonia solanacearum, and biological control of soil-borne diseases.  She has advised and hosted several students and visiting scholars.

Other faculty have or currently participate in the training of students and scholars, including Mike Ellis, Feng Qu and Margaret (Peg) Redinbaugh.

IPM CRSP International Plant Diagnostic Network (IPDN)

Through the IPDN, S. Miller has organized and/or conducted ten intensive 3-5 day long plant disease and insect pest diagnostics workshops in Benin, Mali, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan and Guatemala since 2004.  These workshops have trained more than 200 international plant protection professionals and students in classical and modern diagnostic technologies.

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