Crop Protection Grants

ID Title Principal Investigator(s)
181 Impact of manure-derived fertilizers on bacterial community and antibiotic resistance genes in Washington red raspberry fields Zhu, M.
180 Can lignin degrading organisms reduce Verticillium wilt in pumpkin cropping systems? Tymon, L
177 Quantifying the Weed Seedbank Using Quantitative PCR and Soil Community Analysis Sullivan, T.
174 Development of a USDA NIFA SCRI proposal to combat onion bacterial diseases across the US du Toit, L.
171 Evaluating the Impacts of Border Vegetation Patterns on Multifunctional Biodiversity and Crop Production in Washington Blueberry Wasko-DeVetter, L.
173 Breaking bindweed: Can plant growth regulators disrupt apical dominance, deplete a persistent bud bank, and improve the control of perennial weed species in specialty crops? Sosnoskie, L.
168 Examining microbial mediation of disease resistance, pollinator attraction, and crop yield in apple crops Crowder, D.
167 Biodegradable peptides as triggers of plant defense against pathogens and pests Tanaka, K.
161 Impact of fungal root endophytes on Verticillium wilt using cucurbits as model hosts Inglis, D.
160 Integrating manure-based amendments with pest control: Potential of predatory flies (Scathophagidae) as a secondary benefit of manure amendments, for early season control of spotted wing drosophila in red raspberry Gerdeman, B.
156 Creation of a Web-Based Training Course to Promote Biological Control Chambers, U.
153 Bovine-avian interactions on dairies: improving cow welfare and farm economic stability by implementing effective and sustainable bird deterrence methods Adams-Progar, A.
151 Birds and Biosecurity: contact rates and parasite exchange between livestock and songbirds Owen, J.
150 Determining the Effect of Biodegradable and Living Mulches on Annual Weeds and and Growth of Newly-planted Blueberry Miller, T.
149 Spatial and temporal dynamics of attracting green lacewings to synthetic lures in apple orchards for pest suppression Jones, V.
139 A biologically intensive approach to induce the natural immunity of potatoes against the pathogens inciting Late Blight and Verticillium wilt Hadwiger, L.
137 Impact of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on Phosphorus Use Efficiency and Root Diseases of Onion Crops du Toit, L.
136 Searching for Organic Antimicrobials Zhu, M.
135 Biodiversity and the Natural Suppression of Human Pathogens Snyder, W.
131 Exploring Root Architecture as a Defense against Soil-Borne Pathogens Hulbert, S.
128 Online Training Module for Grafting Vegetable Transplants Miles, C.
126 Role of flavins in the resistance of Sinorhizobium meliloti – alfalfa association to Aphanomyces root rot Yurgel, S.
125 Sequencing the genomes of two critically-important biological control agents, the insect-killing nematodes Steinernema feltiae and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora Snyder, W.
122 Vineyard evaluation of five beneficial insect-attracting native plant ground covers as a strategy to improve and sustain IPM in wine grapes James, D.
120 Interrow cultivation and intercropping for organic transition in dryland crop production systems Burke, I.
107 Developing Improved Management Practices to Overcome Soil Health Issues in Red Raspberries Benedict, C.
106 Workshops: Tomato Grafting Techniques for Soil-Borne Disease Resistance Miles, C.
104 Effects of Nematode Genetic Diversity on Management of Potato Pests Snyder, W.
100 Harnessing microcins for control of scours in neonatal calves Call, D.
097 Choosing and managing cover crops to improve weed management in reduced tillage organic vegetable production Cogger, C.
093 Intercropping, Precision Weed Management, and Pea Breeding for Organic and Conventional Cropping Systems Fuerst, P.
088 Phytonutrients and Genomics of Organic Tomatoes: Soil Fertility and/or Plant Defense Andrews, P.
Dhingra, A.
086 Tillage reduction and cover cropping for enhanced soil quality and weed management in western Washington organic vegetable farms (OREI) Collins, D.
085 Organic tree-fruit pest management – (OREI) Beers, E.
081 Local and landscape-scale conservation of beneficial predators in Columbia Basin Potato Crops Snyder, W.
076 Vegetable grafting for Verticillium dahliae resistance Miles, C.
087 Forecasting Late Blight for Northwestern Washington Organic Potato Production Inglis, D.
075 Quantifying biological control of pear psylla in a cover crop system Horton, D.
062 Low Disturbance Weed Control in Organic Dryland Cropping Systems Fuerst, P.
059 Identification of Root Disease-Causing Organisms and Their Management in Washington Raspberries Walters, T.
054 Evaluating Soils Receiving Multiple Green Manures for Suppression of Verticillium dahliae McGuire, A.
051 Conservation Biology of Syrphids, Predators of Woolly Aphid in Central Washington. Beers, E.
048 Weed management in establishing an organic wine grape vineyard Miles, C.
047 Assessing effects of an alfalfa cover crop on biological control and tree nutrition in organic pear orchards Jones, V.
045 Evaluation of seed treatments for organic vegetable production in the Pacific Northwest du Toit, L.
031 Cover Crops for Organic Weed Control Cogger, C.
043 Evaluation of seed and drench treatments for organic production Carpenter-Boggs, L.
du Toit, L.
041 Organic Potato Late Blight Prediction Tool Inglis, D.
016 Control of Xanthomonas in Cabbage Seed Carpenter-Boggs, L.
012 Field efficacy trials of Metarhizium anisopliae alone and in combination with entomopathogenic nematodes against the larval stage of the Carrots Rust Fly Psila rosae Muehleisen, D.
011 Cover Crops for Weed Management in Organic and Transition Systems Cogger, C.
010 Post-Plant Management of Nemotodes in Apple Orchards Riga, E.
009 Alternatives to Plastic Mulch for Organic Vegetable Production Miles, C.
007 Organic Seed Treatments du Toit, L.
Inglis, D.
005 Organic Transition Rotations for Northwestern Washington Inglis, D.
Miller, T.
004 Understory Management in Organic Tree Fruits and Other Woody Perennials Granatstein, D.
002 Weed Management in organic dryland spring wheat Gallagher, R.
001 Organic Seed Production and Quality Jones, S.