On-farm small fruit research projects since 1998

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The agriculture consultants at Peerbolt Crop Management, and their seasonal scouts, have been involved in on-farm research since 1998, often in partnership with researchers from Washington State University, Oregon State University, and USDA. Funding has been received from a variety of sources including Oregon and Washington small fruit commissions, the Northwest Center for Small Fruits Research, American Farmland Trust and the EPA.

 

 

Research Projects

• Field Scouting to Access Treatment Efficancy and Monitoring Protocols for the Spotted Wing Drosophila ~ funded by the Northwest Center for Small Fruits Research ~ 2010-2012
• Coordinated Scouting of Spotted Wing Drosophila in Western Washington Blueberries and Raspberries ~ Washington State University ~ 2011
• Biology and Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila on Small and Stone Fruits ~ USDA (SCIR) 2010-2015
• Blueberry Industry Critical Control Points: A Food Safety Literature Review ~ Oregon Blueberry Commission ~ 2011
• Biology and Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila on Small and Stone Fruits: Short Term Disaster Support ~ funded by the Oregon Department of Agriculture ~ 2010
• Collection, Coordination and Dissemination of area-wide Spotted Wing Drosophila Status/alerts in Berry Crops ~ funded by the Washington Red Raspberry Commission, Washington Blueberry Commission, Washington Strawberry Commission ~ 2010
• Evaluating the Distribution and Incidence of Strawberry Crown Moth and Raspberry Crown Borer in Oregon Caneberries ~ funded by the Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission ~ 2007, 2009Tom Peerbolt
• Determining the Diversity and Abundance of Phytophthora Species Causing Root Rot in Raspberry Production ~ funded by Washington Red Raspberry Commission and Washington State Commission on Pesticide Registration~ 2009
• Pollinator Survey to Assess Native and Honey Bee Activity on Blueberry Farms ~ funded by Oregon Blueberry Commission and Washington Blueberry Commission – 2009
• Evaluating the Efficacy of Falconry for Bird Control in Blueberries ~ funded by Oregon Blueberry Commission and Washington Blueberry Commission – 2009
• Accelerating the Imprementation of Integrated Crop Management Practices in Northwest Berry Crops by Vertical Integration Through the Processor ~ funded by American Farmland Trust (EPA) ~ 2007-2009
• Updating the Oregon & Washington Caneberry Pest Management Strategic Plan ~ funded by Western Region IPM Center – 2008
• Developing Practical Monitoring Tools for Strawberry Crown Moth in Northwest Strawberries ~ funded by Washington Strawberry Commission – 2007
• Encouraging Sustainability in Small Fruits by Educating Producers on Scouting and Decision-making Parameters ~ funded by WSARE – 2006-2009
• Enabling Transition to Biologically-based IPM for Leafrollers in Caneberries ~ funded by CSREES/USDA Crops at Risk (CAR) – 2005-2008
•  Determining the potential for release of Lepidopteran parasitoids from pesticide limitation to enable biologically-based IPM in caneberries ~ Western Region IPM (USDA) ~ 2005
•  Assessing the Contribution of Biological Control of Leafroller Management Programs in Caneberries ~ Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission ~ 2005-2006
•  Area-wide Project for Rough Strawberry root weevil management in southwestern Washington ~ funded by Washington Strawberry Commission ~ 2004-2006
•  An in-depth study of the biology and life cycle of blueberry gall midge ~ funded by Northwest Center for Small Fruit Research (USDA/ARS) ~ 2004-2006
•  Establishment of a Small Fruits Work Group for Oregon and Washington ~ funded by Western Region IPM Center (USDA) ~ 2004-2006
•  Implementation of an Area-wide IPM Program for Leafroller Contaminants in Caneberries ~ funded by American Farmland Trust (EPA) ~ 2004-2005
•  Region-wide Pest Management Plan for Caneberries in Oregon and Washington ~ funded by Western Region IPM Center (USDA)
•  Further Evaluation of Control Strategies for Root Weevils in Strawberries and Red Raspberries ~ funded by Northwest Center for Small Fruit Research (USDA/ARS) ~ 2001-2002
•  Development of an IPM Program for Leafrollers in Caneberries ~ funded by Northwest Center for Small Fruit Research (USDA/ARS) ~ 2000-2002
•  On-Farm Integrated Field Trials of Gypsum in Raspberries for Phytophthora Control ~ funded by The Art Wilson Company and North Pacific Trading Company ~ 2001 to 2004.
•  Development and registration of an attract and kill formulation for Orange Tortrix control in caneberries ~ funded by Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission ~ 2000-2001
•  The effects of cover crops in raspberry production systems ~ funded by Northwest Center for Small Fruit Research (USDA/ARS) ~ 1999-2000
•  Development and Registration of an Attract and Kill Formulation for Orange Tortrix Control in Caneberries ~ funded by ORBC ~ 1999-2000
•  Establishment of a Lab Colony of the Braconid Wasp for use as a Biocontrol of Leafrollers in Caneberries ~ funded by Northwest Center for Small Fruit Research (USDA/ARS) ~ 1999-2000
•  Achieving Greater Yield Efficiency for Washington Red Raspberry Production ~ funded by Washington Red Raspberry Commission ~ 1998-2000
•  Evaluation of biorational insecticides and acaricides for the control of root weevils and spider mites in strawberries ~ funded by Washington State Commission on Pesticide Registration ~ 1998-1999
•  Evaluation of the split trellis system for red raspberry in Oregon ~ funded by the Northwest Center for Small Fruits Research ~ 1998
•  Biocontrol of Leafrollers in caneberries ~ funded by Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission (ORBC), Northwest Food Processors Association, and Oregon Department of Agriculture's Center for Applied Agricultural Research (CARR) ~ 1995-1999.
•  Use of Trichogramma Parasitic Wasps to Control Orange Tortrix in cooperation with Washington State University (WSU) Extension and NCAP (Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides) ~ 1993-1995

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