1. Please state project objectives and what work was done this quarter to address them:
The final data analyses were done for this paper during this quarter. This included the qPCR of CLas titer in all trees for the last two samplings of the project. Analysis of CLas titer after the six month mark did not show a decline. Yields and canopy cover also did not improve.
CLas titer was determined in two labs using two different primer sets. This was done to give us more confidence in the results. Both labs gave essentially the same results. This will be described in detail in the manuscript.
All samplings are now complete.
Our work is being completed with a draft of a manuscript that describes the results of all of our greenhouse and field work on this project. This is expected by May 2022.
2. Please state what work is anticipated for next quarter:
The paper is expected to be submitted in May 2022 to the APS Journal, Plant Health Reports
3. Please state budget status (underspend or overspend, and why):
We did not overspend on this project.