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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

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

Approach:
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.