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Improving Soilborne Disease Management in Red Raspberry

One of the goals of the SFH program is to develop improved horticultural tools for soilborne disease management in red raspberry. We take a diverse approach, investigating:

  • Alternative application techniques of fumigants
  • Alternative fumigants (including biofumigants)
  • Root and crown inoculum removal in replanted red raspberry systems
  • Cover cropping for improved soilborne disease management and soil quality
  • Characterizing soil microbial ecology in red raspberry replant situations

We collaborate with many scientists within this area of focus and have the following research projects:

  • Optimizing pre-plant management techniques for nematodes and soilborne diseases in red raspberry [DeVetter (PI), Zasada, Weiland, and Walters) – Funded by WSDA SCBG
    Full Proposal (pdf)
  • Developing effective methods for soilborne pathogen management through removal of root inoculum in continuous red raspberry production systems [DeVetter (PI), Zasada, Weiland, Walters, Mazzola, and Galinato] – Funded by USDA-CARE
    Full Proposal: ProjectNarrative
  • Reducing Phytophthora rubi and Pratylenchus penetrans inoculum to improve efficacy of IPM practices in red raspberry [Zasada (PI), Weiland, Benedict, Walters, and L.W. DeVetter] – Funded by NCSFR
    Proposal: Not available
  • Impacts of alleyway cover crops on soil quality and plant competition in established red raspberry [DeVetter (PI), Rudolph, Mazzola, and Benedict] – Funded by NARF and WRRC
    Full Proposal (docx)

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