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Caneberry Field Day

July 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Free

Hosted by:

Dr. Bernadine Strik, Professor of Horticulture, Berry Crops Research Leader, NWREC

The field day will start promptly at 1:00 p.m (blackberry cultivar plot; NE section of farm)


  1. Introductions, including the new Strawberry – Caneberry Extension Faculty member & team at the NWREC, Javier Fernandez-Salvador
  2. “New herbicide registration in caneberries — Quinclorac” (Dr. Marcelo Moretti, Weed Management Assistant Professor, Horticulture, OSU)
  3. “Updates on management of Spotted Wing Drosophila” (Drs. Cherre Da Silva and Vaughn Walton, Dept. Horticulture, OSU)
  4. “Polyethylene and biodegradable plastic mulches for improved establishment of tissue culture transplants in red raspberry” (Huan Zhang, graduate student, and Dr. Lisa DeVetter, Assistant Professor, WSU)
  5. “Are drip-line applications of fumigant and nematicides effective under plastic mulch during raspberry establishment?” (Dr. Eric Gerbrandt, Sky Blue Horticulture Ltd., B.C., Canada)
  6. Refreshment Break – (Brent Radke and Brian Yorgey, Faculty Research Assistants, Dept. Food Sci. & Tech., OSU; Patrick Jones, NWREC; Mary Peterson, USDA-ARS, HCRU)
  7. “Using drones to monitor growth and irrigation needs of raspberry” (Dr. David Bryla, USDA-ARS, HCRU)
  8. “Exploring genetic variation of blackberries” (Dr. Jason Zurn, Postdoc, USDA-ARS, NCGR)
  9. “Update on on-farm variety trials” (Julie Pond and Tom Peerbolt, Northwest Berry Foundation)
  10. “Rose Stem Girdler – what do we know about this pest in caneberries?” (Patrick Jones, Faculty Research Assistant, OSU-NWREC; Robin Rosetta, Associate Professor, NWREC; Tom Peerbolt, Northwest Berry Foundation)
  11. “Evaluate and walk through the caneberry breeding plots” (Drs. Chad Finn, USDA-ARS, HCRU; Pat Moore, WSU; and Michael Dossett, B.C. Blueberry Council & LMHIA, B.C., Canada)

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