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Chuanxue Hong will conduct research on how to prevent disease in boxwoods

Article from 'EurekAlert'
November 20, 2020

"A multi-institutional research team led by Chuanxue Hong, project director and a professor in the Virginia Tech School of Plant and Environmental Sciences located at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center, will find innovative methods to safeguard the nation's largest evergreen shrub against boxwood blight."

"With a nearly $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture that runs until August 2024, the team will work toward protecting boxwoods from this disease by preventing further spread of this disease through plant breeding and genetics, innovation, economic analysis, and education."