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Research Project: Assessing the Role of Gnomoniopsis Idaeicola and Other Fungal Cane Blight Pathogens in Blackberry Collapse

Location: Horticultural Crops Disease and Pest Management Research

Project Number: 2072-22000-045-011-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2021
End Date: Oct 31, 2022

Determine the extent of the emerging disease 'blackberry collapse' in Oregon blackberry fields.

Scout blackberry fields in Oregon for plants with symptoms of 'blackberry collapse', use drone flights to map location of diseased plants in fields, and collect blackberry cane samples for isolation of fungal pathogens.