This project at Washington State University (WSU), headed by Dr. Hanu Pappu, researches the identification, control, and elimination of virus diseases in dahlias. The project grew out of a challenge grant provided by the estate of Evie Gullikson and was implemented through the American Dahlia Society in 1998.
In 2014 an endowment to this project by the Scheetz Chuey Charitable Foundation, in memory of Dr. Carl Chuey, significantly contributed to the continuation of this project.
Then in September of 2017 another endowment from the Scheetz Chuey Charitable Foundation enabled the creation of the Carl F. and James J. Chuey Chair for Dahlia Research and Development at WSU (currently held by Dr. Pappu) and the creation of a Dahlia Resouce Center. In addition, donations from the Scheetz Chuey Charitable Foundation have enabled virus testing across the country.
Many local society and conference/federation activities are also helping members learn more about virus in dahlias. The video below is from a Summer Workshop held by the Federation of Northwest Dahlia Growers. Thanks for sharing!
The following tables list various documents, websites, videos, etc. regarding this research project.
|Video of Dr. Pappu’s presentation at the 2014 ADS National Show||view|
|Pictorial Guide to Symptoms and Diagnosis||view|
|FAQ document about viruses||view|
|Virus Brochure June 2015||view|
|Dahlia Virus Test Results – Fall 2015||view|
|Virus Testing for Your Garden||view|
|Virus in Dahlias – Become part of the Solution!||view|
|September 2017 Endowment of Chair Details||view|
|September 2014 Endowment Details||view|
|Pictures of September 2014 Endowment Ceremony||view|
|Visit the WSU website for this project||view|
|WSU News Article||view|
|Learn more about Dr. Pappu||view|