Location: Horticultural Crops Research
Project Number: 5358-21220-002-08-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jul 28, 2010
End Date: Mar 31, 2013
The objective of this cooperative research project is to conduct collaborative small fruit research of mutual benefit to ARS and Washington State University and to coordinate grower field trials complementary to the small fruits research programs at USDA-ARS Horticultural Crops Research Unit.
Studies will involve insect collections using sticky cards and water pan traps which will be used throughout the season to establish the phenology of insect development and dispersal. There will be trap plants for virus transmission studies placed in field trials throughout the growing season to determine when viruses are being moved in the field. Plots of raspberry with mixed virus infections will be established at the Mt. Vernon research station. There will also be nematode sampling over the season to study nematode populations after cover crop trials and chemical control trials.