Crop Pathology

Breeding for disease resistance is an important area of research in the CDC. Each year, millions of dollars are lost due to disease that affects our crops, and with climate change, pathogens are evolving. To improve the quality of our lives, protect our ecosystem and preserve natural resources for future generations, identifying new sources of disease resistance is critical. The CDC breeds varieties that help us to prevent loss of yield and more importantly protect human health.



Aphanomyces root rot
Bacterial blight
Fusarium head blight
Bacterial leaf streak
Sclerotenia white mould
Leaf rust
Septoria leaf blotch