Detection of Plasmodiophora brassicae (causal agent of Clubroot) in vegetable production fields of the Pacific Northwest

Principal Investigator: Cynthia M. Ocamb, Ext. Specialist & Associate Professor
Botany and Plant Pathology, OSU – Corvallis

Collaborator: William Thomas, Post-doctoral research associate, BPP, OSU – Corvallis

1) Evaluate PCR protocol for P. brassicae testing of Willamette Valley field soils.

2) Conduct an evaluation of sampling protocols for PCR detection thresholds