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Investigator: Inglis, D.

Impact of fungal root endophytes on Verticillium wilt using cucurbits as model hosts

V. dahliae (Vd) is a soilborne fungus that infects a broad range of economically important plants. Infection causes chlorosis and necrosis and yield loss due…

Effects of High Tunnels and Biodegradable Mulch Use on Fruit Quality and Yield in High-value Crops

High tunnels enhance and extend crop production by increasing air temperature and protecting the crop from rainfall. In high tunnel production systems, weeds are often…

Vegetable grafting for Verticillium dahliae resistance

Tomato, eggplant, and watermelon can be significantly impacted by Verticillium wilt, a soil-borne disease common throughout Washington. Verticillium microsclerotia are known to persist in soil…

Forecasting Late Blight for Northwestern Washington Organic Potato Production

This study focused on adapting a disease forecasting system called WISDOM for use in managing late blight in organic specialty potato production systems of western…

Organic Potato Late Blight Prediction Tool

Evaluating vegetable varieties for organic systems

Farmers in Washington are looking to diversify crops to meet demand for organic, local and direct market production. Two crops that can meet these needs…

Organic Seed Treatments

The new rules and standards of the USDA National Organic Program have increased the demand for organically produced seed, but have also raised concerns about…

Organic Transition Rotations for Northwestern Washington

Two three-year rotations are being investigated for suitability for organic transition in northwestern Washington. Cover crop growth was greater and resulted in better weed suppression…