On Sept. 1, 2016, Washington State University hosted their annual Western Washington Small Fruit Field Day at one of the raspberry fields owned by Maberry Packing, LLC. Topics covered include: updates on fumigation trials, assessments of fungicide resistance development in Phytophthora rubi, information on cover crops for reducing root lesion nematode (Pratylenchus penetrans; RLN) populations in red raspberry, how cover crops and organic amendments can promote physical elements of soil health, brassica seed meal as an alternative to soil fumigation, how to predict mummy berry (Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi) growth and development for improved management, and a review of weevil biology and management. T
The following articles (see links below) are summaries of each topic discussed at the field day o that this information can be accessed by those unable to attend.
- Impacts of alternative fumigation practices and chemistries on root lesion nematodes and plant growth: year 1 results and root removal project
- Update on dominus®, vapam®, and bed fumigation trials
- Fungicide sensitivity of phytophthora rubi from washington red raspberry production fields
- Are wheat cover crops a bridge for root lesion nematodes?
- Changes in the physical aspects of soil after four years of cover cropping and organic soil amendments
- Updates on red raspberry alleyway cover crop and biofumigation projects
- Estimating the risk of mummy berry infection of your blueberries with knowledge of the local environment, host susceptibility and mushroom development
- Entomology program update: weevil biology and management in berries
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Lisa DeVetter at Lisa.email@example.com or Chris Benedict at firstname.lastname@example.org. Readers are also encouraged to directly contact the speakers for specific questions related to their presentation and research.