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Research Project: Development of Site-Specific Management of Soil Pests Using Molecular Quantification, Remote Sensing, and Field Scouting

Location: Crop Improvement and Protection Research

Project Number: 2038-22000-016-020-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2017
End Date: Dec 31, 2020

The objective of the project is to develop a site specific fumigant application strategy for management of soilborne pests of strawberry that will apply only the amount of fumigant necessary to control the pests that are present.

Remote sensing will be used to identify areas of a field that may be having problems with soilborne diseases with a follow up by field scouting to determine the cause of reduced plant growth/productivity. Soil sampling will be used to quantify the amount of soilborne pathogens present and rates of fumigant application will vary based upon the pathogen risk factor.