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Research Project: Optimizing Pre-Plant Management Techniques for Nematodes and Soilborne Diseases in Red Raspberry

Location: Horticultural Crops Research

Project Number: 2072-22000-043-14-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2015
End Date: Aug 29, 2018

To develop improved Integrated Pest Management (IPM) tools for red raspberry growers

Two experiments will be established in northern Washington red raspberry fields slated for replanting. In experiment #1, we will compare conventional and alternative pre-plant soil fumigation techniques, including the alternative treatments of tarping and supplementations with shallow applications of metam sodium. In experiment #2, we will evaluate management techniques of cover crops established during renovation, including timing of cover crop planting and destruction, as well as method of cover crop destruction.