Location: Horticultural Crops Research
Project Number: 2072-22000-043-14-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Oct 1, 2015
End Date: Feb 28, 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.