Peerbolt Crop Management is highly committed to the continued research and expansion of knowledge on our NW berry crops. For more than 20 years, we have collaborated closely with our NW scientists, universities, commissions, and government agencies to aid in the perpetual search for knowledge. Below is a list of some of the research projects we have been involved with in the past two and half decades.

 

 

RESEARCH 2010 - PRESENT


• Fresh Strawberry Expansion Using Grower Bulletins and Field Production Demonstration,  funded by an Oregon Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Grant Program- 2014-2015
• A Roadmap for Oregon Growers to the Fresh Strawberry Market, funded by an Oregon Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Grant Program- 2013-2014
• Evaluating the Feasibility of Coordinated Regional on-farm Trials of Advanced Raspberry and Blackberry Selections, funded by the Northwest Center for Small Fruits Research, 2012-2014
• Coordinated Regional on-farm Trials of Advanced Blackberry & Raspberry Selections, funded by the Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission- 2012-2014
• Evaluating the Feasibility of Coordinated Regional on-farm Trials of Advanced Raspberry Selections, funded by the Washington Red Raspberry Commission- 2012-2014
• 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 (SCRI)- 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
• A New Way of Managing Soil Borne Diseases of Raspberry in Western States: Development of Decision Making Tools and Sustainable Management Systems, funded by Washington State University and USDA NIFA- 2010-2014
• 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


 

RESEARCH 2004 - 2009


• 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, 2009
• 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
• Development of a monitoring program for root weevils in blueberries and strawberries, funded by Western IPM Center- 2007-2008
• 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
• Region-wide Pest Management Plan for Caneberries in Oregon and Washington, funded by Western Region IPM Center (USDA)- 2005-2007
• 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


 

RESEARCH 1993 - 2003

• Oregon & Washington Caneberry Pest Management Strategic Plan, funded by Western Region IPM Center- 2002-2003
• 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. 
• 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
• 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.