Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FII Project R2003-169

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The Development of Protocols to Reduce the Impact of Seed-Borne Fungal Disease through the Identification of Cone and Seed Processing Steps Characterized with Intensification of Seed-borne Fusarium Species

Author(s): Kolotelo, David (BC Ministry of Forests)
Subject: Pathology
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program


The proposed research will provide valuable information with regard to how species of Fusaria intensify on a large sample of seedlots during the seed handling process. This knowledge gain will enable the development of recommendations for seed handling that will reduce the impact of seed borne Fusaria as an important nursery disease. The intensification of Fusaria on seed will be quantified as seed processing progresses from cone curing through and up to the time seeds enter cold storage.

For further information, please contact David Kolotelo, BC Ministry of Forests (

Updated September 08, 2005 

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