Washington Red Raspberry Commission

Research projects funded
by the Commission

Washington Red Raspberry research dollars at work for growers

For more information about a project or previous research, please contact Henry Bierlink, Executive Director.

2017 Research Priorities

2017 Research Projects TBA

 

2016 Research Priorities

2016 Research Projects

  • Developing the Genomic Infrastructure for Breeding Improved Black Raspberries
  • Cooperative raspberry cultivar development
  • Red Raspberry Breeding
  • Red Raspberry Cultivar Development
  • Regional on-farm Trials of Advanced Raspberry Selections
  • Insecticide Degradation for Red Raspberry in the PNW
  • Effects of cane burning herbicides on fruit quality of red raspberry
  • Testing herbicides for weed control in newly-planted red raspberries
  • Comparison of Alternate- and Every-Year Production in Summer-Bearing Red Raspberry
  • Raspberry trellising demonstration plot for development of automation technologies
  • Management of Fungicide Resistance in Botrytis in WA Berries
  • Fungicide Decline Curves for meeting MRLs for Raspberry
  • Biology of Botrytis causing fruit rot of red raspberry and fungicide resistance
  • Development of novel disease management methods for fruit rots of raspberry
  • Evaluation of Raspberry Bushy Dwarf Virus strains
  • Fungicide Sensitivity of Phytophthora rubi
  • Evaluating soil fumigation alternatives

 

2015 Research Priorities

2015 Research Projects

  • Developing the Genomic Infrastructure for Breeding Improved Black Raspberries
  • Cooperative raspberry cultivar development
  • Red Raspberry Breeding
  • Red Raspberry Cultivar Development
  • Regional on-farm Trials of Advanced Raspberry Selections
  • Combining miticides and SWD controls into a season long effective program
  • Testing herbicides for weed control in newly-planted red raspberries
  • Effects of cane burning herbicides on fruit quality of red raspberry
  • Comparison of Alternate- and Every-Year Production in Summer-Bearing Red Raspberry
  • Impacts of Alleyway Cover Crops on Soil Quality and Plant Competition
  • Raspberry trellising demonstration plot for development of automation technologies
  • Management of Fungicide Resistance in Botrytis in WA Berries
  • Biology of Botrytis causing fruit rot of red raspberry and fungicide resistance
  • Evaluation of Raspberry Bushy Dwarf Virus strains
  • Integration of Factors to Improve Soil Health in Red Raspberry Production
  • Fungicide Sensitivity of Phytophthora rubi
  • Evaluating soil fumigation alternatives
  • Efficacy of Drip-applied Vydate for newly planted raspberry
  • Soil ecology of red raspberry produced under different production regimes

 

2014 Research Priorities

2014 Research Projects

  • Genomic Infrastructure
  • Cooperative Raspberry Cultivar Development
  • Red Raspberry Cultivar Development
  • Raspberry Breeding, Genetics,Clone Evaluation, Machine Harvest Trials
  • Tracking the movement of RBDV in Red Raspberry from pollination to systemic infection using Real-time RT PCR
  • Evaluating the Feasibility of Coordinated Regional on-farm Trials of Advanced Raspberry Selections
  • Use of a mycoinsecticide targeting novel SWD preimaginal life stages and potential synergism with spinosad
  • Quantifying Root Weevil Impacts and Post Treatment Root Recovery
  • Determining the ability of Spotted-Wing Drosophila to overwinter in weedy blackberry
  • Testing herbicides for weed control in red raspberries
  • Integration of Factors to Improve Soil Health
  • Mobile App for Pest Scouting and Record Keeping
  • Incidence and Detection of Verticillium dahliae in Red Raspberry Production Fields
  • Characterizing the soil ecology of red raspberry produced under different production regimes
  • Fine-tuning Vydate applications in red raspberry for Pratylenchus penetrans control
  • Effectors, strategy to control plant-parasitic nematodes
  • Biology and control of Botrytis fruit rot
  • Evaluating soil fumigation alternatives in Washington raspberry fields
  • Evaluating fungicide efficacy for Botrytis control
  • Management of Fungicide Resistant Botrytis in Red Raspberry
  • Red Raspberry trellising demonstration plot for development of automation technologies
  • Exploring opportunities for developing value-added dried products from raspberries.
  • Developing edible coatings for raspberries use in muffins
  • Processed fruit quality of newly released raspberry selections
  • Innovative Packaging Technologies To Enhance The Safety And The Quality Of Fresh Raspberry
  • Ultraviolet light (UV-C) treatment for improving berry safety
  • Physiologist reserve

 

2013 Research Priorities

2013 Research Projects

  • Developing the Genomic Infrastructure for Breeding Improved Black Raspberries
  • Cooperative raspberry cultivar development
  • Red Raspberry Breeding
  • Red Raspberry Cultivar Development
  • Evaluating the Feasibility of Coordinated Regional on-farm Trials of Advanced Raspberry Selections
  • Connecting Raspberry Breeding Programs to Crop Markets through Use of Molecular, Economic and Consumer Science Tools
  • Evaluation of resistance to Verticillium dahliae and Phytophthora rubi in red raspberry
  • Incidence and Detection of Verticillium dahliae in Red Raspberry Production Fields
  • Chemical control of spotted wing drosophila and spider mite
  • Trap and bait testing for SWD in Northwest Washington Raspberries
  • Perennial Weed Control
  • Strategies to Control Nematodes
  • Fine-tuning Vydate applications in red raspberry for Pratylenchus penetrans control
  • Red Raspberry trellising demonstration plot for development of automation technologies
  • Integration of Factors to Improve Soil Health in Red Raspberry Production
  • Fungicide Resistance in Botrytis in WA Berries
  • Botrytis & SWD Management Guidelines
  • Controlling Resistant Botrytis on WA Raspberries
  • Trapping and scouting for SWD in Southwest Washington Raspberries

 

2012 Research Priorities

2012 Research Projects

  • Developing the Genomic Infrastructure for Breeding Improved Black Raspberries
  • Cooperative Raspberry Cultivar Development
  • Integration of Factors to Improve Soil Health in Red Raspberry Production
  • Red Raspberry Cultivar Development
  • Chemical Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila
  • SWD Scouting Program
  • Evaluating the Feasibility of Coordinated Regional On-farm Trials of Advanced Raspberry Selections
  • Strategies to Control Nematodes
  • Preennial Weed Control
  • Red Raspberry Breeding

 

2011 Research Priorities

2011 Research Projects

  • Chemical Control of SWD
  • Cooperative Raspberry Cultivar Development
  • Genomic Infrastructure
  • Identifying Root Traits Associated with Root Rot Resistance
  • Machine Harvest Evaluation of Raspberry Seedlings
  • Postemergence Perrenial Weed Control in Red Raspberries
  • Raspberry and Soil Health
  • Raspberry Crown Borer Trapping
  • Registration of Azoxystrobin
  • Red Raspberry Cultivar Development
  • Red Raspberry Breeding, Genetics, Clone Evaluation, Machine Harvest Trials
  • Spotted Wing Drosophila Scouting
  • Strategies to Control Nematodes

 

2010 Research Priorities

2010 Research Projects

  • Spotted Wing Drosophila Trials
  • Integrating Insect and Mite Management
  • Red Raspberry Breeding, Genetics,Clone Evaluation, Machine Harvest Trials
  • Machine Harvest Evaluation of Raspberry Seedlings
  • Post emergence Perrenial Weed Control in Red Raspberries
  • Red Raspberry Cultivar Development
  • Efficacy of a Phosphite Product for Control Raspberry Root Rot Caused by Phytophthora Fragariae var. rubi
  • Evaluation of Novel Nematicides for Root Lesion Nematode Control
  • Identifying Root Traits Associated with Root Rot Resistance
  • Molecular Markers
  • Cooperative Raspberry Cultivar Development
  • Determining the Diversity and Abundance of Phytophthora Species Causing Root Rot in Raspberry Production
  • Collection, Coordination and Dissemination of Area-wide Spotted Wing Drosophila Status/Alerts in Berry Crops

 

2009 Research Priorities

2009 Research Projects

  • Integrating Insect and Mite Management
  • Red Raspberry Breeding, Genetics,Clone Evaluation, Machine Harvest Trials
  • Post emergence Canada Thistle & Bindweed Control in Red Raspberries
  • Red Raspberry Cultivar Development
  • Effects of drip tape placement on spread of raspberry root rot caused by Phytophthora fragariae var. rubi
  • Machine Harvest Evaluation of Raspberry Seedlings
  • Evaluation of Novel Nematicides for Root Lesion Nematode Control
  • Identifying Root Traits Associated with Root Rot Resistance
  • Molecular Markers
  • Cooperative Raspberry Cultivar Development
  • Determining the Diversity and Abundance of Phytophthora Species Causing Root Rot in Raspberry Production

 

2008 Research Priorities

2008 Research Projects

  • Integrating Insect and Mite Management
  • Red Raspberry Breeding, Genetics,Clone Evaluation
  • Post emergence Canada Thistle & Bindweed Control in Red Raspberries
  • Red Raspberry Cultivar Development
  • Efficacy of a Phosphate Product for Controlling Raspberry Root Rot Caused by Phytophthora rubi
  • Cooperative Raspberry Cultivar Development Program
  • Identifying Root Traits Associated with Root Rot Resistance in Red Raspberry

 

2007 Research Priorities

2007 Research Projects

  • Suppression of Carcinogenesis by Consumption of Raspberries and Blackberries Through Activation of the Immune Response
  • Integrating Insect and Mite Management
  • Red Raspberry Breeding, Genetics,Clone Evaluation, Machine Harvest Trials
  • Post emergence Canada Thistle & Bindweed Control in Red Raspberries
  • Red Raspberry Cultivar Development
  • Effects of drip tape placement on spread of raspberry root rot caused by Phytophthora fragariae var. rubi
  • Irrigation deficits at critical raspberry developmental stages and cover crops to reduce nitrate leaching potential
  • New Strategies to Replace Nemacur in Red Raspberries for Plant Parasitic Nematode Control
  • Soil Ecology
  • Molecular Markers
  • Development of Value-Added Dried Raspberry Products
  • Raspberry Health Literature Review

 

2005 Resarch Priorities

2005 Research Projects

  • Red Raspberry Breeding, Genetics and Clone Evaluations
  • Red Raspberry Cultivar Development
  • Threshold Development and Monitoring of the Western Raspberry Fruitworm, Byturus unicolor
  • Insect and Mite Control in Red Raspberry
  • Weed Control in Red Raspberries
  • Integrating Insect and Mite Management in Red Raspberry
  • Effect of Kaolin Clay Particle Mulch on Phytophthora Root Rot and Soil Moisture Content in Red Raspberry
  • Voluntary Grower Survey for Phytophthora Fragariaw Var. Rubi in Pre-Plant Stocks and Planted Root Samples of Red Raspberry in Washington State

 

2004 Resarch Priorities

2004 Research Projects

  • Red Raspberry Breeding, Genetics and Clone Evaluations
  • Advanced Testing of WSU of Raspberry Selections at Vancouver REU
  • Raspberry Machine Harvesting Trials
  • Red Raspberry Cultivar Development
  • Threshold Development and Monitoring of the Western Raspberry Fruitworm, Byturus unicolor
  • Insect and Mite Control in Red Raspberry
  • Gray Mold Fruit Rot (Botrytic cinerea): Field Evaluation of New Fungicides and the Effect of Fungicides on Mite Populations in Red Raspberry
  • Investigating Rate and Sources of Gypsum to Reduce Damage from Phytophthora Root Rot in an Integrated Control Program
  • Weed Control in Red Raspberries
  • Effectivness of New Fruit Rot Fungicides in Controlling Cane Blight (Leptosphaeria coniothyrium)

 

2003 Resarch Priorities

2003 Research Projects

  • Red Raspberry Breeding, Genetics and Clone Evaluations
  • Advanced Testing of WSU of Raspberry Selections at Vancouver REU
  • Advanced Testing of WSU of Raspberry Selections at Mount Vernon REU
  • Red Raspberry Cultivar Development for the Pacific Northwest
  • Investigating Rates and Sources of Gypsum to Reduce Damage from Phytophthora Root Rot in an Integrated Control Program
  • Insect and Mite Control in Red Raspberry
  • Guide for Integrated Raspberry Management in the Pacific Northwest
  • Gray Mold Fruit Rot (Botrytic cinerea): Field Evaluation of New Fungicides and Timing of Fungicide Applications based on the Stage of Flower and Berry Development
  • Caneburning and Weed Control in Red Raspberries
  • Organic Management of Raspberry Root Rot

 

2002 Resarch Priorities

2002 Research Projects

  • Red Raspberry Breeding, Genetics and Clone Evaluations
  • Advanced Testing of WSU of Raspberry Selections at Vancouver REU
  • Advanced Testing of WSU of Raspberry Selections at Mount Vernon REU
  • Deer Fencing of Raspberry Yield Plots
  • Achieving Greater Yield Efficiency for Washington Red Raspberry Production
  • Engineering Resistance to Red Raspberry Bushy Dwarf Virus and Management of Tomato Ringspot Virus
  • Management and Control of Tomato Ringspot Virus
  • Red Raspberry Cultivar Development for the Pacific Northwest
  • Investigating Rates and Sources of Gypsum to Reduce Damage from Phytophthora Root Rot in an Integrated Control Program
  • Survey of Red Raspberry Propagation Fields for Phytophthora Root Rot: A Pilot Program
  • Evaluation of Novel Insecticides for the Rational Control of the Orange Tortrix
  • Further Studies on the Biology, Phenology and Control of Root Weevils on Red Raspberry
  • Integrated Research on Red Raspberry in Northwestern Washington: Entomology, Plant Pathology Breeding and Horticulture
  • Control and Economic Impact of the Clay Colored Weevil on Red Raspberry
  • Caneburning and Weed Control in Red Raspberries
  • Integrated Organic Raspberry Production and Pest Management Study

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Research Reports

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