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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Managing Soil Borne Diseases of Raspberry in Western States: Development of Decision Making Tools and Sustainable Management Systems

Location: Horticultural Crops Research

Project Number: 2072-12220-004-07
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Sep 01, 2010
End Date: May 31, 2015

Objective:
1. Development of decision-making tools. 2. Develop sustainable management systems.

Approach:
Through a combination of laboratory and field experiments we will develop decision-making tools and sustainable management systems for the control of Phytopthora spp. and plant-parasitic nematodes in raspberry production systems. Specifically we will use molecular techniques to characterize and determine virulence of Phytophthora spp. in raspberry. We will establish field trails in nematode-infested fields to identify raspberry plants resistant or tolerant to Pratylenchus penetrans. We will also begin to develop sustainable pest management systems for raspberry by establishing field trials in northern Washington that evaluate alternative was to broadcast fumigation to manage soil borne pathogens prior to establish a raspberry crop.

Last Modified: 12/22/2014
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