Project Team

Research Team

Lisa DeVetter

Washington State University Associate Professor of Horticulture specializing in small fruits.

Givemore Munashe Makonya

Washington State University Postdoctoral Fellow researching physiological and genetic mechanisms that contribute to red raspberry’s heat tolerance.

David Bryla

Research Horticulturist at the USDA-ARS Horticultural Crops Research Unit.

Troy Peters

Washington State University Professor in the department of Biological Systems Engineering. His focus is on irrigation and irrigation efficiency.

Suzette Galinato

Washington State University Assistant Director of IMPACT Center in the School of Economic Sciences.

Karina Gallardo

Washington State University Professor and Extension Specialist at the School of Economic Sciences. Her program’s focus is advancing agribusiness opportunities for specialty crops.

Wendy Hoashi-Erhardt

Washington State University Director of the raspberry breeding program and plant breeder.

Michael Hartigan

UDSA-ARS Horticultural Crops Research Unit Research Geneticist and Plant Breeder.

Extension Team

Chris Benedict

Washington State University Regional Extension Specialist.

Maria Zamora Re

Oregon State University Assistant Professor at the Biological and Ecological Engineering Department. She specializes in irrigation extension and agricultural water management.

Margaret McGlothern

Washington State University, 2023 CAHNRS Undergraduate Intern. Maggie developed outreach materials.