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Year Sponsored Title P.I.(s) State(s) Crop(s) Amount Project# Report
Year Sponsored Title P.I.(s) State(s) Crop(s) Amount Project# Report
2018 Research Determining the status of twospotted spider mite acaricide resistance in southeast strawberries Schmidt-Jeffris, Burrack SC, NC Strawberries $4,967 2018 R-01 Progress 1/04/19
2018 Research Optimizing texture assessment for muscadine grape breeding Worthington, Threlfall, Clark, Conner AR, GA Muscadines $5,000 2018 R-02 Final 1/07/19
2018 Research Nutrient Use Efficiency Assessments of Recently Released Strawberry Cultivars in Both Field and High-tunnel Production McWhirt, Lee AR Strawberries $5,000 2018 R-03 Progress 12/03/18
2018 Research Over the Top Herbicide Trials in Strawberry Lee, McWhirt AR Strawberries $5,000 2018 R-04 Progress 1/09/19
2018 Research Investigating the effects of gypsum soil amendments on Phytophthora root rot in southern highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum interspecific hybrids) Oliver, Smith GA Blueberries $5,000 2018 R-05 Progress 12/03/18
2018 Research Development of Simple Sequence Repeat DNA markers for Muscadine Grape Cultivar Identification Conner, Worthington GA, AR Muscadines $4,800 2018 R-06 Progress 11/27/18
2018 Research Initial Survey and Development of an Integrated Pest Management Approach to control grape phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae Fitch) in the Appalachian Mountains. Hoffmann, Hickey, Lockwood, Burrack, Johnson, et. al. NC, GA, AR, TN Wine Grapes $5,000 2018 R-07 Status 12/03/18
2018 Research Toward identification of genes that are involved in blueberry firmness or softness Aryal, Ashrafi, Li NC, GA Blueberries $5,000 2018 R-08 Progress 12/03/18
2018 Research Response of Floral Buds to Frost and Recovery Treatments in Southern Highbush Blueberry CV. ‘O’Neal’ Ashrafi, Itle NC, GA Blueberries $5,000 2018 R-09 Final 12/03/18
2018 Research Metabolic evaluation of sugars and acids as predictor of fruit quality in southern highbush and rabbiteye blueberry during postharvest storage Nambeesan, NeSmith GA Blueberries $5,000 2018 R-10 Progress 12/03/18

Public Abstract

2018 Research Seasonal evaluation of muscadine leaf tissue across growing regions to identify nutrient levels for the development of phenology-based recommendations Smith, Hoffmann, Hickey GA, NC Muscadines $5,000 2018 R-11 Progress 12/03/18
2018 Research Occurrence and distribution of plant-parasitic nematodes on muscadine grapes in Georgia and North Carolina Brannen, Jagdale, Cline GA, NC Muscadines $5,000 2018 R-12 Progress 12/03/18
2018 Research Finding the genes that control white and red drupelet disorders in blackberry  Fernandez, Ashrafi, Worthington, Clark,  NC, AR Blackberries $5,000 2018 R-13 Progress 11/30/2018
2018 Research Development of IPM Strategies to Improve Sour Rot Management in Bunch Grapes Blaauw, Hickey, Brannen GA Wine Grapes $4,972 2018 R-14 Final 12/03/18
2018 Research Effects of ethylene-related plant growth regulators on blueberry ripening and postharvest storage Nambeesan, NeSmith, Malladi GA Blueberries $5,000 2018 R-15 Progress 1/04/19

Public Abstract

2018 Research Evaluating Winemaking Potential for University of Arkansas Wine Grape Cultivars and Selections Threlfall, Howard, Clark AR Wine Grapes $5,000 2018 R-16 Final 12/03/18
2017 Research Trialing advanced strawberry selections in the Southern Region. Final year.  Fernandez, Pesic-VanEsbroeck, Samtani, Rollins NC, VA, SC Strawberry $5,000 2017 R-01 11/29/17
2017 Research Evaluation of Red Drupelet Reversion in Blackberries using High-Throughput Digital Image Analysis  Worthington, Clark, Threlfall, Sebesta AR Blackberry $5,000 2017 R-02 Final 12/04/17
2017 Research Determining Marketable Attributes of University of Arkansas Fresh-market Muscadine Grapes Threlfall, Clark, Worthington AR Muscadine $5,000 2017 R-03

Final 12/17/18

Progress 11/30/17

2017 Research Over the Top Herbicide Trials in Strawberry  Lee, McWhirt AR Strawberry $5,000 2017 R-04 01/04/18
2017 Research Examining effects of three potential mode of action group fungicides among Colletotrichum acutatum and C. gloeosporioides isolates found in VA vineyards.     Nita, Oliver VA Wine Grape $5,000 2017 R-05 Progress 12/05/17
2017 Research Foliar Nitrogen Application in Wine Grapes to Enhance Wine Quality Havlin, Heitman, Austin NC Wine Grape $5,000 2017 R-06  
2017 Research Effects of postharvest blue light treatment on ripening, fruit quality and disease incidence in blueberries Nambeesan, van Iersel, Scherm GA Blueberry $4,999 2017 R-07 Progress 12/04/17
2017 Research Nutrient Use Efficiency Assessments of Recently Released Strawberry Cultivars in Both Field and High-tunnel Production McWhirt, Lee AR Strawberry $5,000 2017 R-08 Progress 12/05/17
2017 Research Chlorine dioxide gas to prevent hepatitis A virus contamination of strawberries D'Souza, Morgan, Lockwood TN Strawberry $5,000 2017 R-09  
2017 Research Evaluation of the Nitrogen Use Capacities of Emerging Southern Highbush and Rabbiteye Blueberry Varieties   Malladi, NeSmith GA Blueberry $5,000 2017 R-10 Progress 12/01/17
2017 Research Evaluation of Old and New Varieties of Southern Highbush and Rabbiteye Blueberry for Postharvest Fruit Quality and Shelf-life Nambeesan, NeSmith GA Blueberry $5,000 2017 R-11 Progress 12/04/17
2017 Research Affecting Fruit Set with Gibberellic Acid and Coconut Oil Soap Emulsifier in Rabbiteye Blueberry ‘Premier’ and ‘Brightwell’ under Field Conditions Smith, Malladi GA Blueberry $5,000 2017 R-12 Progress 11/30/17
2017 Research Molecular tracking of predation on SWD in blueberry orchards: implications of alternative hosts for biocontrol Schmidt, Ahmad GA Blueberry $5,000 2017 R-13
2017 Research Delaying Browning of Bronze Muscadine Grapes During Storage Perkins-Veazie NC Muscadine $5,000 2017 R-14 Progress 12/04/17
2016 Research Trialing advanced strawberry selections in the Southern Region Fernandez,  Pesic-VanEsbroeck, Samtani, Smith NC, VA, SC Strawberry $5,000 2016 R-01 Progress 12/05/16
2016 Research Viability and efficacy of Pierce’s disease resistant Vitis vinifera vines in Georgia Brannen, Itle, Eason, Lockwood GA, TN Wine Grapes $5,000 2016 R-02 Progress 1/03/16
2016 Research Rapid Screening of Muscadine Grapes for Browning and Pigment Profile and Identification of Key Anthocyanins in Selections for Breeding for Stable Juice Color Perkins-Veazie, Conner, Clark, Ballington, Bland, Ma NC, GA, AR Muscadines $5,000 2016 R-03 Final 12/05/16
2016 Research Identification of differentially expressed genes for mummy berry (Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi) resistance in blueberry* Ashrafi, Cubeta, Ehlenfeldt NC Blueberry $5,000 2016 R-04 Progress 12/01/17
2016 Research Evaluation of Rate-Reducing Resistance and Defense Responses in Strawberry Genotypes to Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and C. acutatum.  Adhikari, Louws NC Strawberry $5,000 2016 R-05 Progress 10/27/17
2016 Research  How different is the epidemiology of grape downy mildew in the Deep South compared with what we think we know from temperate and Mediterranean regions? Scherm, Brannen, Hong GA Wine Grapes $5,000 2016 R-06 Progress 12/05/16
2016 Research Broad mite biology and management on blackberry Johnson AR Blackberry $5,000 2016 R-07 Progress 12/05/16
2016 Research Physiochemical and Post-Harvest Attributes of Blackberries from University of Arkansas Primocane Genotypes Threlfall, Clark, Howard AR Blackberry $5,000 2016 R-08

Final 12/17/18

Progress 12/20/16

2016 Research Separation of Sugars and Organic Acid Components in Blackberries for Further Characterization of Flavor and Quality Clark, Yin AR Blackberry $5,000 2016 R-09 Progress 12/05/16
2016 Research Comparison of all registered demethylation inhibitor fungicides for efficacy against mummy berry disease of blueberry Brannen GA Blueberry $2,500 2016 R-10 Progress 12/13/16
2016 Research Using molecular techniques to determine source-sink dynamics of spotted wing drosophila to target management programs Diepenbrock, Burrack NC Raspberry, Blackberry, blueberry, strawberry $5,000 2016 R-11  Progress 1/27/17
2016 Research Comparison of all registered demethylation inhibitor fungicides for efficacy against mummy berry disease of blueberry Cline NC Blueberry $2,500 2016 R-12  Final 12/05/16
2016 Research Consumer Sensory Perception of Quality Attributes of Fresh Southern Highbush and Rabbiteye Blueberries Adhikari, NeSmith, Itle GA Blueberry $5,000 2016 R-14 Progress 12/05/16
2016 Research Evaluation of Advanced Southern Highbush and Rabbiteye Blueberry Breeding Selections for Fruit Quality Traits Itle, NeSmith GA Blueberryß $5,000 2016 R-15  Progress 12/05/16
2016 Research Examining effects of three potential mode of action group fungicides among Colletotrichum acutatum and C. gloeosporioides isolates found in VA vineyards. Nita VA Wine Grapes $5,000 2016 R-16 Progress 12/05/16
2016 Research Developing strategies to use polyoxin D for gray mold control of strawberry Schnabel SC Strawberry $5,000 2016 R-17 Final 12/05/16
2016 Research Effect of Berry Closure Sprays Using Alternative Modes of Action Against Spotted Wing Drosophila in Virginia Vineyards Pfeiffer VA Wine Grapes $5,000 2016 R-18 Progress 1/03/16
2016 Research Effects of abscisic acid and methyl jasmonate on blueberry ripening, postharvest storage and fruit disease incidence Nambeesan, Malladi, Scherm GA Blueberry $5,000 2016 R-19 Progress 1/03/16
2016 Research Foliar Nitrogen Application in Wine Grapes to Enhance Wine Quality Havlin, Heitman, Austin NC Wine Grapes $5,000 2016 R-20 Final 12/12/16
2015 Research Assessing the impact of strawberry clipper in annual strawberry production Burrack, Samtani NC, VA Strawberry $5,000 2015-01 Final 12/01/17
2015 Research Trialing advanced strawberry selections in the Southern Region Fernandez, Pesic-VanEsbroeck, Samtani, Rollins, Smith NC, VA, SC Strawberry $5,000 2015-02 Progress - 12/04/15
2015 Research Methods for Rapid Screening of Muscadine Grapes for Browning and Pigment Profile Perkins-Veazie, Conner, Clark, Ballington, Ma NC, GA, AR Muscadine $4,980 2015-03 Progress - 12/01/15
2015 Research Evaluation of Harvest Time/Temperature and Storage Temperature on Postharvest Incidence of Red Drupelet Reversion Development and Firmness of Blackberries Clark, Salgado AR Blackberry $5,000 2015-04 Progress - 12/02/15
2015 Research Post-plant nematicidal treatment of blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) for management of replant disease caused by Mesocriconema ornatum Noe, Brannen, Jagdale GA Blueberry $5,000 2015-05 Final - 12/01/15
2015 Research Broad mite biology and management on blackberry Johnson, Garcia AR Blackberry $4,999 2015-06 Progress - 12/02/15
2015 Research Development of practical disease management recommendations for Exobasidium leaf and fruit spot of blueberry based on late-dormant and post-bloom practices Brannen, Scherm GA Blueberry $5,000 2015-07 Final - 11/230/15
2015 Research Examining Postharvest Attributes of Fresh and Frozen Southern Highbush and Rabbiteye Blueberries in Georgia NeSmith, Itle GA Blueberries $5,000 2015-08 Progress - 12/02/15
2015 Research Foliar Nitrogen Application in Wine Grapes to Enhance Wine Quality Havlin, Heitman, Austin NC Wine Grapes $5,000 2015-09 Progress - 12/01/15
2015 Research How different is the epidemiology of grape downy mildew in the Deep South compared with what we think we know from temperate and Mediterranean regions? Scherm, Brannen Hong GA Wine Grapes $5,000 2015-10 Progress -12/02/15
2015 Research Species identification and examining QoI and Captan resistance among Colletotrichum acutatum and C. gloeosporioides isolates found in VA vineyards. Nita VA Wine Grapes $4,970 2015-11 Progress - 12/02/15
2015 Research Planting and Establishment of Wine Grape Variety Trials for Long-Term Benefit to the Georgia and Southeastern US Wine Industry Itle, NeSmith, Coneva, Brannen GA Wine Grapes $5,000 2015-12 Progress - 12/02/15
2015 Research Screening Blueberry Seedling Progenies for Pollen Transmission of Blueberry latent virus Pesic-VanEsbroeck, Cline, Ballington NC Blueberry $5,000 2015-13 Final - 12/03/15
2015 Research Prebiotic Carbohydrates in Strawberry and Raspberry as a Food Source to Reduce Obesity Thavarajah, Smith, Fernandez, Thavarajah SC, NC Strawberry, Raspberry $5,000 2015-14 Progress - 11/04/15
2015 Research Use of Surround (Kaolin) against Spotted Wing Drosophila in Virginia Vineyards Pfeiffer VA Wine Grapes $5,000 2015-15 Final - 12/02/15
2015 Research Establishment and growth of blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) affected by pine bark and irrigation. Smith GA Blueberry $3,000 2015-16 Progress - 12/01/15
2015 Research Evaluation of the effects of photo-selective shading nets on vegetative growth, and fruit growth and quality in southern highbush blueberry Malladi, Smith GA Blueberry $5,000 2015-17 Progress - 12/13/16

Progress - 12/01/15

2015 Research Development of a DNA marker for seedlessness in Euvitis Muscadinia hybrids Conner GA Muscadine $4,806 2015-18 Final -10/26/15
2014 Research A proactive approach to understanding insecticide resistance as a strategy for sustainable management of spotted wing drosophila Sial, Burrack, Horton GA, NC blueberry $5,000 2014-01 Final - 12/02/14
2014 Research Assessing the impact of strawberry clipper in annual strawberry production Burrack, Samtani NC, VA strawberry $4,921 2014-02 Interim - 12/02/14
2014 Research On-farm testing of new fungicide spray regimes for managing Exobasidium leaf and fruit spot of blueberry Cline, Brannen NC, GA blueberry $5,000 2014-03 Final - 12/02/14
2014 Research Evaluation of algicides for management of orange felt and fungicides for control of cane blight diseases of blackberry Brannen, Taylor, Shealey GA blackberry $5,000 2014-04 Final - 11/21/14
2014 Research Clarifying the disease cycle of Exobasidium leaf and fruit spot of blueberry, with implications for practical disease management Scherm GA blueberry $5,000 2014-05 Progress - 12/02/14
2014 Research Vegetation-free Strip Width in Blackberry Jennings, Mitchem, Monks NC blackberry $4,500 2014-06 Progress - 12/15/14
2014 Research Management of blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) replant disease with pine bark soil amendment and pre-plant fumigation. Noe, Brannen, Jagdale GA blueberry $5,000 2014-08 Final - 12/02/14
2014 Research Determination and inheritance of firmness and texture of the ÒcrispyÓ trait in the Arkansas blackberry breeding program Clark, Salgado-Rojas AR blackberry $5,000 2014-09 Final - 12/01/14
2014 Research Evaluation of lime sulfur and sulforix for control of Exobasidium and Phomopsis diseases of blueberry and vinifera wine grapes, respectively Brannen, Holland, MacAllister GA blueberry, wine grapes $5,000 2014-10 Final - 11/21/14
2014 Research Screening Blueberry Seedling Progenies for Pollen Transmission of Bleberry latent virus Pesic-VanEsbroeck, Cline, Ballington NC blueberry $5,000 2014-11 Progress - 12/09/14
2014 Research Herbicide Weed Control in Annual Plasticulture Strawberries Straw VA strawberry $5,000 2014-12 Progress - 1/12/14
2014 Research Evaluation of Cultivars and Trellis Systems for Advanced Season and Low Pesticide Input Table Grape Production under High Tunnels for the Southeast U.S. Garcia, Johnson AR table grapes $5,000 2014-13 Final - 12/03/15

Progress - 12/15/14

2014 Research Identifying Marketable Attributes in Arkansas Fresh-Market Blackberries Threlfall, Clark, Howard AR blackberry $5,000 2014-14 Final 12/17/18

Progress - 12/02/14

2014 Research Spatio-temporal distribution and overwintering biology of spotted wing drosophila in Georgia Sial, Horton GA multiple $5,000 2014-15 Progress - 12/02/14
Final - 1/04/16
2014 Research Identifying symptoms of micronutrient toxicity under low pH rhizosphere in blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) through high quality imaging Pitchay, Smith TN, GA blueberry $5,000 2014-16 Progress - 12/08/14
2014 Research Species identification and examining QoI and Captan resistance among Colletotrichum acutatum and C. gloeosporioides isolates found in VA vineyards Nita VA wine grapes $4,930 2014-17 Progress - 12/02/14
2014 Research Establishment and growth of blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) affected by pine bark and irrigation Smith, E. GA blueberry $5,000 2014-18 Progress - 12/02/14
2013 Research Southern Region Strawberry Variety Testing Program Pattison, Poling, Johnson, Smith, Rollins NC strawberry $5,000 2013-01 Progress –12/16/13
2013 Research Influence of fruit coating on Drosophila suzukii oviposition and development and implications for field use Burrack, Swoboda NC strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry $5,000 2013-02 Final – 12/03/13
2013 Research Epidemiological Applications to Manage Anthracnose Crown Rot of Strawberry in the Southeast Louws, Adhikari NC strawberry $5,000 2013-03 Progress – 11/30/15
2013 Research Postharvest Evaluation of Small Fruit after Application of Fruit Coatings Perkins-Veazie, Fernandez, Burrack NC blackberry, blueberry, muscadine, strawberry $5,000 2013-04 Final –12/16/13
2013 Research Evaluation of blueberry (Actinium spp.) cultivars for susceptibility to replant disease associated with ring nematodes (Mesocriconema ornatum). Noe, Brannen, Jagdale GA blueberry $5,000 2013-05 Final – 12/16/13
2013 Research Determining Optimum Nitrogen Nutrition Management for Off-season High Tunnel Plasticulture Strawberry Production for Arkansas and the Southeast Garcia, Johnson, Kirkpatrick AR strawberry $4,972 2013-06 Final – 1/03/14
2013 Research Identification of Blueberry mosaic virus vector(s) and analysis of virus distribution and population structure in the United States Thekke-Veetil, Tzanetakis, Garcia, Schilder, Martin, Polashock AR blueberry $5,000 2013-07 Report - 12/09/13
2013 Research Determination and inheritance of firmness and texture of the 'crispy' trait in the Arkansas blackberry breeding program Clark,Salgado-Rojas AR blackberry $5,000 2013-08 Progress –12/09/13
2013 Research Effects of co-infection with Blueberry red ringspot virus and Phytophthora root rot on symptom severity, plant vigor, and yield in southern highbush blueberry Scherm, Williford GA blueberry $5,000 2013-09 Final –12/16/13
2013 Research Eriophyid Mite Management for Suppression of Blueberry Necrotic Ring Blotch Disorder: An Emerging and Significant Disease of Southern Highbush Blueberries Brannen, Horton GA blueberry $5,000 2013-10 Final –11/05/13
2013 Research Vegetation-free Strip Width in Blackberry Jennings, Mitchem, Monks NC blackberry $4,500 2013-11 Progress –12/18/13
2013 Research Assessment of Ochratoxin A Contamination in Wines Produced from Vitis vinifera Grapes in the Southeastern U.S. Glenn, Brannen, Lockwood, Nita, Bolton GA, TN wine grape $5,000 2013-12 Progress –12/03/13
2013 Research Evaluation of Preemergence Herbicides for Annual Weed Control in Young Blueberry Fields Czarnota GA blueberry $4,000 2013-13 Final –1/17/14
2013 Research Can we use long cane raspberries to advance the season of raspberry production in the southern United States? Phase II. Harvest and post harvest evaluation. Fernandez, Perkins-Veazie NC raspberry $5,000 2013-14 Report11/14/13
2013 Research In vitro anti/inflammatory potential of phenolics from digested and absorbed Georgia/grown blackberries Pegg GA blackberry $5,000 2013-15 Progress - 12/16/13
2012 Research Exobasidium leaf and fruit spot development in southeastern environments and development of initial management strategies with fungicides Brannen, Scherm, Cline GA,NC Blueberry $5,000 2012-01 Final –11/27/12
2012 Research Determination of Flower Type and Other Traits in Muscadine Grape Using Molecular Markers Clark, Owens AR, NY Muscadine $5,000 2012-02 Progress –11/26/12

Final –12/16/13

2012 Research Occurrence and distribution of resistance to Elevate and Switch in populations of Botrytis cincerea from strawberries in the Carolinas Schnabel, Fernandez-Ortuno SC Strawberry $5,000 2012-03 Final - 10/04/12
2012 Research Integrated management of blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) replant disease associated with ring nematodes (Mesocriconema spp.). Noe, Brannen, Jagdale GA Blueberry $4,000 2012-04 Progress –12/04/2012
2012 Research Refining the use of fruit abscission agents in muscadine grapes Malladi, Conner GA Muscadine $5,000 2012-05 Progress - 12/04/12
2012 Research Potential impacts of within- and among-species genetic diversity of blueberry pollinators Tarpy, Burrack NC Blueberry $5,000 2012-06 Fianal - 12/04/12
2012 Research How Far has Xylella fastidiosa Advanced in Field-Grown Southern Highbush Blueberry Plants with Different Levels of Bacterial Leaf Scorch Severity? Scherm GA Blueberry $5,000 2012-07 Fianal - 12/04/12
2012 Research Determining Optimum Date for Foliar Sampling of Primocane-Fruiting Blackberry in the Mid-South- Year 2 Garcia AR Blackberry $4,969 2012-08 Progress - 12/17/12

Final - 12/23/13

2012 Research Visual and chemical cues attracting rednecked cane borer to primocanes Johnson AR Blackberry $4,996 2012-09 Final - 12/04/12
2012 Research Color Reversion in Fresh Market Blackberries Perkin-Veazie, Fernandez NC Blackberry $4,980 2012-10 Progress - 12/04/12
2012 Research Understanding blueberry mosaic disease Tzanetakis, Garcia AR Blueberry $5,000 2012-11 Progress - 12/17/12
2012 Research Vegetation-free Strip Width in Young Blackberry Meyers, Mitchem, Jennings, Monks NC Blackberry $5,000 2012-12 Progress - 10/25/12
2012 Research Evaluation of Fusarium crown rot of strawberry Louws NC Strawberry $5,000 2012-13 Progress –1/10/13
2012 Research Can we use long cane raspberries to advance the season of raspberry production in the southern United States? Fernandez, Perkins-Veazie NC Raspberry $5,000 2012-14 Progress - 11/26/12
2011 Research Predictive model verification and review of utility for initiation of downy mildew fungicide programs for Georgia and North Carolina wine grape vineyards Brannen, Boudreau, Suttun GA, NC Wine Grapes $5,000 2011-01 Progress - 11-28-2011
2011 Research Determination of Flower Type in Muscadine Grape Using Molecular Marker Clark, Owens AR Muscadine $5,000 2011-02 Progress - 1-03-2011
2011 Research Management of anthracnose fruit and crown rot of strawberry in the Southeast Rahman, Louws NC Strawberry $5,000 2011-03 Progress - 12/02/11
2011 Research Identification and management of blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) replant disease associated with ring nematodes (Mesocriconema spp.). Noe, Brannen, Jagdale, Cline GA, NC Blueberry $5,000 2011-04 Progress - 11-29-2011
2011 Research Impacts and control of the stink bug complex on caneberries, with emphasis on brown marmorated stink bug, a new invasive species Pfeiffer VA Raspberry, Blackberry $5,000 2011-05 Progress - 1-03-2011
2011 Research Determining optimum date for foliar sampling of primocane fruiting blackberry in the Mid-South Garcia, Beam AR Blackberry $4,950 2011-06 Progress - 12/02/11
2011 Research Increasing High Tunnel Strawberry Productivity in the Late Fall and Early Winter with Day Neutral Strawberries and the New Florida Short Day Cv. Radiance Poling, Pattison NC Strawberry $5,000 2011-07 Progress - 12/20/2011
2011 Research Pollinator diversity and efficiency in southeastern blueberries Tarpley, Burrack, Rogers NC Strawberry $5,000 2011-08 Progress -  12/01/11
2011 Research Blueberry necrotic ring blotch disorder: A new disease of southern highbush blueberries Deom, Brannen, Robinson GA Blueberry $5,000 2011-09 Progress - 11/30/11
2011 Research Evaluating the effect of Apogee for Control of Runner Growth in Annual Plasticulture Strawberries on Cover Crop and Weed Growth Straw, Jennings NC, VA Blueberry $5,000 2011-10 Progress - 12/08/11
2011 Research Evaluation of postharvest storage potential of muscadine cultivars and advanced breeding lines and development of new muscadine cultivars Conner, MacLean GA Blueberry $5,000 2011-11 Final - 11/30/11
2011 Research Identification of Viruses in Blackberry Yellow Vein Disease Complex Pesic, Tzanetakis NC, AR Muscadine $5,000 2011-12 Progress - 11/18/13
2011 Research Understanding blueberry mosaic disease Tzanetakis and Garcia AR Blackberry $5,000 2011-13 Progress - 11-14-2011
2011 Research Investigating the Transmission of Systemic Southern Highbush Blueberry Diseases Via Softwood Cuttings Scherm, Holland GA Blueberry $5,000 2011-14 Progress - 12/08/11
2011 Research Targeting postharvest treatments and storage practices for extended marketing of fresh muscadines Perkins-Veazie, McArtney, Fisk NC Blueberry $5,000 2011-15 Final - 12/01/11
2011 Research The correlation of firmness loss with flavonoid gene expression and pigment synthesis in rabbiteye blueberries (Vaccinium asheiReade) MacLean, NeSmith GA Muscadine $5,000 2011-16 Progress - 12/01/11
2011 Research Development and evaluation of a portable mechanical shaker for blueberry Malladi, NeSmith GA Blueberry $5,000 2011-17 Progress - 12/072011
2010 Research Postharvest Evaluation of Raspberry and Blackberry Selections for Use in Tunnels in Warm Production Areas Perkins-Veazie, Fernandez, Ballington, Clark NC, AR raspberries, blackberries $5,000 2010-01 Final - 12/06/10
2010 Research Survey for grapevine leaf roll-associated viruses in Vitis vinifera in Georgia and North Carolina Deom, Brannen, Sutton GA, NC grapes $5,000 2010-02 Progress - 11/29/10
2010 Research Identification of Viruses in Blackberry Yellow Vein Disease Complex Pesic-VanEsbroeck, Tzanetakis NC, AR blackberries $5,000 2010-03 Progress - 12/13/10
2010 Research Characterization and detection of Blueberry necrotic ring blotch associated virus, a new pathogen threatening the blueberry production in the Southeast Tzanetakis, Martin AR blueberries $5,000 2010-04 Final - 12/06/10
2010 Research Effect of soil amendments and solarization on plasticulture strawberry growth and yield and soil borne pathogen communities in Arkansas Kirkpatrick, Garcia, Johnson, Cox AR strawberries $5,000 2010-05 Progress - 12/21/10
2010 Research Survey for grapevine leafroll-associated viruses (GLRaVs) and mealy bugs (Pseudococcus spp.) in Vitis vinifera in North Carolina Sutton, Burrack NC grapes $4,996 2010-06 Progress - 11/02/10
2010 Research Evaluation of Cultivars and Plug Date for Greenhouse Strawberry Production Deyton, Kopsell, Sams TN strawberries $5,000 2010-07 Progress - 12/06/10
2010 Research Developing Herbicide Programs for Weed Management in Commercial Blackberry Plantings Mitchem, Jennings NC blackberries $5,000 2010-08 Final - 12/09/10
2010 Research Identification of molecular markers as a means to expedite raspberry breeding for the Southern Region Fernandez, Ballington, Sosinski NC raspberries $5,000 2010-09 Final - 11/12/10
2010 Research Pollinator diversity and efficiency in southeastern blueberries Tarpy, Burrack NC blueberries $5,000 2010-10 Progress - 11/30/10
2010 Research Alternative management tactics for green June beetles in grape Johnson AR grapes $4,938 2010-11 Final - 12/09/10
2010 Research Examination of an integrated approach of using composts, summer cover crops, beneficial mycorrhizal fungi and vermicompost for organic and conventional strawberry production in the Southeast. Schroeder‐Moreno, Fernandez NC strawberries $5,000 2010-12 Progress - 12/06/10
2010 Research Evaluation of Apogee for Control of Runner Growth in Annual Plasticulture Strawberries Straw VA strawberries $5,000 2010-13 Progress - 12/06/10
2010 Research Evaluation of ethylene emission and fruit detachment characteristics in rabbiteye blueberry varieties Malladi, NeSmith GA blueberries $5,000 2010-14 Progress - 12/06/10
2010 Research Reducing microbiological safety risk on blueberry through innovative washing technologies Hung GA blueberries $5,000 2010-15 Progress - 11/02/10
2009 Research Pathogenicity of ring nematodes: an emerging pest of blueberries (Vaccinium spp.) Brannen, Jagdale, Noe, Cline GA, NC Blueberries $5,000 2009-01 Progress - 12/01/09

Update - 01/26/10

2009 Research Management of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides crown rot of strawberry in the nursery and fruiting field in the Southeast Rahman, Louws NC Strawberries $5,000 2009-02 Final - 01/26/10
2009 Research Thrips prevalence and management in southeastern blackberries Burrack, Fernandez NC Blackberries $5,000 2009-03 Progress - 01/05/10
2009 Research Postharvest evaluation of raspberry and blackberry selections for use in tunnels in warm production areas Perkins-Veazie, Fernandez, Ballington, Clark NC, AR Raspberries, Blackberries $5,000 2009-04 Progress - 01/26/10
2009 Research Raspberry breeding for the southern region Fernandez, Ballington, Pesic-VanEsbroeck, Sosinski NC Raspberries $5,000 2009-05 Progress - 12/01/09
2009 Research Utilizing diverse strawberry germplasm for developing genetic improvement strategies for the southeastern United States Pattison, Ballington, Brown, Poling NC Strawberries $5,000 2009-06
2009 Research Virus elimination from Arkansas blackberry breeding lines Clark, Tzanetakis, Martin AR Blackberries $5,000 2009-07 Progress - 01/26/10
2009 Research Alternative management tactics for green June beetles in grape Johnson AR Wine Grapes $5,000 2009-08 Progress - 01/26/10
2009 Research Enhancement of bramble production in the southeastern U.S. through micropropagation, virus-indexing, and field evaluation for trueness-to-type Pesic-VanEsbroeck, Ballington, Fernandez, Tzanetakis NC, AR Raspberries, Blackberries $5,000 2009-09 Progress - 12/01/09
2009 Research Estimated costs and returns of producing, harvesting and marketing strawberries produced in high tunnels in the southeastern United States Safley, Ballington, Poling, Pattison NC Strawberries $5,000 2009-10
2009 Research Photoperiod manipulations to optimize early season fruit production with a short day strawberry cultivar in high tunnels Poling NC Strawberries $5,000 2009-11 Progress - 01/26/10
2009 Research Postharvest control of decay organisms in muscadine grapes MacLean, Conner GA Muscadines $4,250 2009-12 Progress - 01/26/10
2009 Research Characterization of the anti-inflammatory properties of Georgia-grown blackberries (Rubus spp.) Pegg GA Blackberries $4,999 2009-13 Progress - 01/05/10
2009 Research Antifeedants, repellants, organic controls and clarified injury status for plant-feeding bugs, scarab beetles and thrips on caneberries Pfeiffer VA Raspberries, Blackberries $5,000 2009-14 Progress - 01/05/10
2009 Research The likelihood and rate of human norovirus transfer to small fruits during handling Cannon GA Strawberries, Raspberries, Wine Grapes, Blueberries $5,000 2009-15 Progress - 01/05/10
2009 Research High resolution geographical information system for assessing vineyard site suitability Wolf, Boyer VA Wine Grapes $5,000 2009-16 Progress - 01/05/10
2009 Research Evaluation of rabbiteye blueberry cultivars and selections for fruit abscission characteristics Malladi, NeSmith GA Blueberries $5,000 2009-17 Progress - 12/01/09

Final - 9/01/10

2009 Research Effect of biofumigation and solarization on strawberry plant growth and yield under three different climatic conditions in Arkansas Garcia, Kirkpatrick, Johnson AR Strawberries $5,000 2009-18 Progress - 01/26/10

Final - 01/26/10

2009 Research Evaluation of apogee for control of runner growth in annual plasticulture strawberries Straw VA Strawberries $5,000 2009-19 Progress - 01/26/10
2009 Research Evaluation of Vitis vinifera grape cultivars and clones for the Southern region Spayd, Phister NC Wine Grapes $5,000 2009-20 Progress - 01/26/10
2008 Research Raspberry breeding for the southern region Fernandez, Ballington, Pesic-VanEsbroeckk Sosinski, Lockwood, Deyton, Pattison Raspberries $5,000 2008-01A Progress - 12/23/08
2008 Research Evaluation of advanced blueberry selections for regional adaptation and mechanical harvest potential NeSmith, Cline Blueberries $2,500 2008-02 Progress - 12/23/08
2008 Research Evaluation of self- and cross-fertility and increased heat tolerance of primocane-fruiting blackberry genotypes Clark, Garcia Blackberries $4,312 2008-03 Progress - 12/23/08
2008 Research Blueberry red ringspot virus: prevalence in Georgia and North Carolina and yield losses associated with the disease Scherm, Brannen, Cline Blueberries $5,000 2008-04 Progress - 12/23/08
2008 Research Epidemiological significance of Colletotrichum gloesporioides infestation of nursery plants on crown rot of strawberry in the Southeast Rahman, Louws Strawberries $5,000 2008-05 Progress - 12/23/08

Finial – 01/26/10

2008 Research Enhancement of bramble production in the southeastern U.S. through micropropagation, virus-indexing, and field evaluation for trueness-to-type Pesic-VanEsbroeck, Ballington, Fernandez Blackberries, Raspberries $5,000 2008-06 Progress - 12/23/08
2008 Research Utilizing diverse strawberry germplasm for developing genetic improvement strategies for the southeastern United States Pattison, Poling, Ballington Strawberries $5,000 2008-07 Progress - 12/23/08
2008 Research Evaluation of cultivars, plug establishment date, and plant spacing for greenhouse strawberry production Deyton, Sams, Takeda Strawberries $5,000 2008-08 Progress - 12/23/08
2008 Research Vector and transmission investigations for blueberry red ringspot virus in the Southeast Cline, Burrack, Kennedy Blueberries $4,923 2008-09 Progress - 12/23/08
2008 Research Alternative management tactics for green June beetles in grape Johnson Wine Grapes $4,998 2008-10 Progress - 12/23/08
2008 Research Thrips prevalence and management in southeastern blackberries Burrack, Fernandez Blackberries $5,000 2008-11 Progress - 12/23/08
2008 Research Enhancing the productivity and fruit quality of forced strawberries through manipulation oflight quality in high tunnels in the 2nd year Dufault Strawberries $5,000 2008-12 Progress - 12/23/08
2008 Research Antifeedants, repellants, and organic controls for plant-feeding bugs, Japanese beetle and green June beetle on caneberries Pfeiffer Blackberries, Raspberries $5,000 2008-13 Progress - 12/23/08
2008 Research Development of methods to reduce ground drops during mechanicablueberry harvest Krewer, Takeda, Andrews Blueberries $5,000 2008-14 Progress - 01/05/09
2008 Research Agricultural water quality and transfer of foodborne pathogens in grapes and strawberries Phister, Fisk Strawberries, Muscadines $5,000 2008-15 Progress - 12/23/08
2008 Research A preliminary survey of bacterial leaf corch of blueberry in Georgia Brannen, Chang Blueberries $5,000 2008-16 Progress - 12/23/08
2008 Research Evaluation of potential synergistic combinations of synthetic herbicides and/or biofumigants for weed control in small fruits Armel, Sams, Deyton, Stribling Blackberries, Blueberries, Strawberries $5,000 2008-17 Progress - 12/23/08

Appendix

2008 Research Blueberry shelf life prediction and postharvest diseases detection using the electronic nose Li, Krewer Blueberries $5,000 2008-18 Progress - 12/23/08
2008 Research Exploring banker plant systems for IPM of off-season greenhouse strawberry production Sams, Deyton, Hayden Strawberries $5,000 2008-19 Progress - 12/23/08
2008 Research Estimated costs and returns of producing, harvesting and marketing raspberries in the southeastern United States Safley, Fernandez Raspberries $5,000 2008-20 Progress - 12/23/08
2008 Research Pruning management for primocane-fruiting blackberry production in hightunnels in Arkansas Rom, Garcia Blackberries $5,000 2008-21 Progress - 05/19/09
2007 Research Inactivation of Pathogens by Dense Phase Carbon Dioxide to Enhance the Safety of Small Fruits Zhong, Golden, Sandeep TN, NC All (strawberries) $5,000 2007-01 Progress - 01/03/08
2007 Research Raspberry Breeding for the southern region Fernandez, Ballington, Pesic-VanEsbroeck, Sosinski NC Raspberry $5,000 2007-02 Progress - 01/03/08
2007 Research Identifying critical temperature ranges of strawberry flower buds and blossoms for different types of cold conditions and seasonal growth stages Poling NC Strawberry $5,000 2007-03 Progress - 01/03/08

Progress - 12/23/08

2007 Research Enhancement of bramble production in the southeastern US through micropropagation, virus-indexing, and field evaluation for trueness-to-type Pesic-VanEsbroeck, Ballington, Fernandez NC Blackberry, Raspberry $5,000 2007-04 Progress - 01/03/08
2007 Research Detection and management of anthracnose in strawberry production in the southeast Louws NC Strawberry $5,000 2007-05 Progress - 01/03/08
2007 Research Evaluation of frozen fruit of rabbiteye blueberries and interspecific rabbiteye hybrids for consumer acceptance Ballington, Boyd NC Blueberry $5,000 2007-06 Progress - 01/03/08

Final - 12/23/08

2007 Research Enhancing the Productivity and Fruit Quality of Forced Strawberries Through Manipulation of Light Quality in High Tunnels Dufault SC Strawberry $4,795 2007-07 Progress - 01/03/08
2007 Research Biodegradable films as an alternative to plastic mulch in strawberry production Smith, Deyton, Sams TN Strawberry $5,000 2007-08 Progress - 01/03/08
2007 Research Evaluating protected culture of season extension of strawberries Pattison, Wolf VA Strawberry $5,000 2007-09 Progress - 01/03/08
2007 Research Evaluation of Southern Highbush Blueberry Advanced Selections for Mechanical Harvesting for Fresh Market Sales NeSmith GA Blueberry $5,000 2007-10 Progress - 01/03/08
2007 Research Evaluation of cultivars, plug establishment, and plant spacing for greenhouse strawberry production Deyton, Sams, Takeda TN Strawberry $5,000 2007-11 Progress - 01/03/08
2007 Research Antifeedants, repellants, and organic controls for plant-feeding bugs, Japanese beetle and green June beetle on caneberries Pfeiffer VA Blackberry, Raspberry $5,000 2007-12 Progress - 01/03/08
2007 Research Use of soil fumigants and foliar-applied phosphites to overcome replant disorders of blueberry Brannen, NeSmith GA Blueberry $5,000 2007-13 Progress - 01/03/08
2007 Research Evaluation of V-10142 herbicide in strawberry Jennings, Monks NC Strawberry $2,500 2007-14 Progress - 01/03/08
2007 Research Evaluation of herbicides for yellow and purple nutsedge control in blackberry fields Czarnota GA Blackberry $1,000 2007-15 Progress - 01/03/08
2006 Research Raspberry Breeding for the Southern Region Fernandez, Ballington, Pesic-VanEsbroeck, Sosinski NC Raspberry $5,000 2006-01 Progress - 01/16/07
2006 Research Antifeedants, Repellants, and Organic Controls for Tarnished Plant Bug and Japanese Beetle on Caneberries Pfeiffer VA Raspberry, Blackberry $5,000 2006-02 Progress - 01/16/07
2006 Research Enhancement of Bramble Production in the Southeastern U.S. Through Micropropagation, Virus-Indexing, and Field Evaluation for Trueness-to-Type Pesic-VanEsbroeck, Ballington, Fernandez NC Raspberry, Blackberry $5,000 2006-03 Progress - 01/22/07
2006 Research The Effect of Increased Nitrogen and Potassium Levels within the Sap of Strawberry Leaf Petioles on Overall Yield and Quality of Strawberry Fruit as Affected by Cultivar Hassell, Poling SC, NC Strawberry $5,000 2006-04 Progress - 01/16/07
2006 Research Paraphlepsius irroratus: A Potential Vector of Xylella fastidiosa, the Cause of Pierce's Disease of Grapes? Sutton, Abad NC Wine Grape $4,981 2006-05 Progress - 01/16/07
2006 Research Use of Phosphite Materials for Control of Pythium Species in High-Density Blueberry Production Systems Brannen, NeSmith GA Blueberry $5,000 2006-06 Progress - 01/16/07
2006 Research Mummy Berry Control in Organic Blueberries Scherm GA Blueberry $4,500 2006-07 Progress - 01/16/07
2006 Research Pomace: Waste or Valuable Resource? Gwinn, Ownley TN Wine Grape $5,000 2006-08 Progress - 01/22/07
2006 Research Eastern Piedmont Wine Grape Cultivar Evlaution Wolf, Pattison VA Wine Grape $5,000 2006-09 Progress - 01/22/07
2006 Research Evaluation of Herbicides for Yellow and Purple Nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus and C. rotundus) and Annual Sedge (Cyperus spp.) Control in Young Blackberry Fields Czarnota GA Blackberry $2,000 2006-10 Progress - 01/16/07
2006 Research Evaluating Protected Culture for Season Extension of Small Fruits Pattison, Wolf VA Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry $5,000 2006-11 Progress - 01/16/07
2006 Research Detection and Management of Anthracnose in Strawberry Production in the Southeast Louws NC Strawberry $5,000 2006-12 Progress - 01/16/07
2006 Research Horizontal Wells for Irrigation Supply for Blueberries Hawkins, Krewer GA Blueberry $5,000 2006-13 Progress - 01/16/07

Progress - 04/08/08

Final - 1-12-11

2006 Research Horticulture and Economic Evaluation of Early Ripening Rabbiteyes for Local Sales and Distant Shipping Krewer, Fonsah GA Blueberry $5,000 2006-14 Progress - 01/16/07
2006 Research Evaluation of Fruit Cracking and Berry Firmness in Rabbiteye Blueberry Germplasm NeSmith GA Blueberry $4,500 2006-15 Progress - 01/16/07
2006 Research Dendrometers to Measure Water Status and Schedule Irrigation for Small Fruit Crops Rieger GA Blueberry, Muscadine $4,850 2006-16 Progress - 01/16/07
2005 Research Pierce's disease risk zones in the southeast  Sutton, Brannen NC, GA Grape $4,951
2005 Research The effect of increased nitrogen and potassium levels within the sap of strawberry leaf petioles on overall yield and quality of strawberry fruit as affected by cultivar  Hassell, Poling SC, NC Strawberry $5,000
2005 Research Development of a raspberry program for the southern region  Fernandez, Ballington, Pesic-VanEsbroeck NC Raspberry $5,000
2005 Research Irrigation scheduling for small fruit crops Rieger GA Multiple $5,000
2005 Research Evaluation of herbicides for yellow and purple nutsedge and annual sedges control in young blueberry fields  Czarnota,  Monks GA, NC Blueberry $4,000
2005 Research Evaluation of floating row covers containing micro-encapsulated phase-change chemicals for frost protection of strawberries  Sams, Deyton TN Strawberry $5,000
2005 Research Comparison of runner-tip production among classes of certified nursery stocks of strawberry cultivars  Pesic-VanEsbroeck, Ballingtton, Fernandez NC Strawberry $5,000
2005 Research Developmnet of improved methods of replanting blueberries in established fields  Krewer, Fonsah GA Blueberry $4,379
2005 Research Evaluation of wintertime sprays of soybean oil to delay flower bud phenology and thin fruit of rabbiteye and southern highbush blueberries  Deyton,  Sams, Lockwood,  Ballington TN, NC Blueberry $5,000
2005 Research Evaluation of stinger herbicide carryover potential in spring planted vegetable crops  Jennings, Culpepper GA, NC Strawberry, Vegetables $5,000
2005 Research Evaluation of fruit cracking in rabbiteye blueberry germplasm  NeSmith GA Blueberry $4,000
2005 Research Management methods for escaped climbing annual and perennial broadleaf weeds in commercial grape production Robinson, Lockwood TN Grape $5,000
2005 Research Source of mites and mite management in plant production and grower training for strawberry plant and fruit producers in the southern region  Sorensen NC Strawberry $4,952
2005 Research Measuring sub-lethal effects of honey bee parasites on rabbiteye blueberry pollination  Delaplane GA Blueberry $5,000
2004 Research Irrigation scheduling for small fruit crops  Rieger GA $3,800
2004 Research Comparison of runner-tip production among classes of certified nursery stocks of strawberry cultivars  Pesic-VanEsbroeck, Ballington, Fernandez NC $5,000
2004 Research Virus study in blackberry  Fernandez, Pesic-VanEsbroeck NC $5,000
2004 Research The effect of increased nitrogen and potassium levels within the sap of strawberry leaf petioles on overall yield and quality of strawberry fruit as affected by cultivar  Hassell, Poling SC $5,000  
2004 Research Biology and management of anthracnose in strawberry production in the southeast  Louws  NC $5,000
2004 Research Off-season strawberry production Straw TN $5,000
2004 Research Enterprise cost analysis for rabbiteye blueberries, southern highbush blueberries in soil and southern highbush blueberries high density in pine bark beds  Fonsah, Krewer GA $5,000 2nd Year - 11/15/2005
2004 Research Identifying the limiting factor for effective pollination period and fruit set of rabbiteye blueberries  NeSmith GA $3,800
2004 Research Evaluation of herbicides for yellow and purple nutsedge and annual sedges in young blueberry fields  Czarnota GA $4,000
2004 Research Evaluation of winterrtime sprays of soybean oil to delay flower bud phenology and thin fruit of rabbiteye and southern highbush blueberries Deyton, Sams TN $5,000
2004 Research Evaluation of floating row covers containing micro-encapsulated phase-change chemicals for frost protection of strawberries. 

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Sams, Deyton TN $5,000
2004 Research Optimization of chitosan coatings to extend shelf life of fresh fruits Zivanoic, Mount, Draughton, Sams TN  $5,000
2003 Research Validating grape disease forecast models for the southeast Bost/Hale TN $1,691
2003 Research Production of a comprehensive pest mamnagement guide for small fruits Brannen GA $5,000 Progress – 12/02/05
2003 Research Alternative frost/freeze protection systems for strawberry production  Buchanan et al. TN $4,500
2003 Research Evaluation of wintertime sprays of soybean oil to bloom and thin rabbiteye and southern highbush blueberries  Deyton et al. TN $5,000
2003 Research The abatement of an emerging epidemic in cultivated blackberry; Phase 2  Fernandez NC $5,000
2003 Research An alternative systems approach to blackberry production Lockwood et al. TN $5,000 Update – 12/05/05

Update – 12/01/06

Update - 01/03/08

2003 Research Effective pollination period of rabbiteye blueberry  NeSmith GA $4,800
2003 Research Estimating costs of producing, harvesting and blackberries in the southeastern US  Safley/Fernandez NC $5,000
2003 Research Effects of the plant defense activators actigard and messenger on phenolic compounds and antioxidant capacity of blueberry fruit  Scherm/Riley GA/SC $4,000
2003 Research Evaluation of reduced sensitivity of Phytophthora cactorum isolates from the southeast to mefenoxam  Schnabel et al. SC $5,000
2003 Research Biological control of spider mites and armyworms of strawberries grown under row covers for fall and winter production  Shepard et al. SC $4,875
2003 Research Cross-pathogenicity to wine grape of Xylella fastidiosa cultures isolated from native vegetation  Sutton NC $4,782
2003 Research Edible chitosan coatings as novel effective biopesticides  Zivanovic et al. TN $5,000
2002 Research A progress repoort - Importance of Pathogens Associated with Roots of Strawberry Transplants 12-15-03 Research funded in 2002 but completed in 2003  Louws
2002 Research Progress Report for Research Funding Scherm, Boozer 
2002 Research SRSFC FINAL REPORT - Identification of the source of Phytophthora cactorum infections in strawberry fields Schnabel, Huang, Layne, Jeffers
2002 Research Virus Detection and Elimination in Blackberry Cultivars Grown in the Mid South, Mid Atlantic and Southeastern United States Fernandez, Pesic-VanEsbroeck, Tania Guzman (Cooperators: Clark, Stiles, Schnabel, Gegerich)
2002 Research Progress Report: Identification of reservoir hosts for the Pierce's disease bacterium (Xylella fastidiosa) in winegrape production areas of North Carolina Sutton, Harrison
2002 Research Mite Management in Nurseries and Production Fields Sorensen
2002 Research Evaluation of Southern Highbush Blueberry Plants Derived from Tissue Culture and Conventional Rooted Cuttings NeSmith, Cline
2010 Program Fostering Strawberry Gardens in Schoolyards Driscoll, Fernandez NC strawberries $1,000 NA Progress - 12/09/10
2018 Extension Development of a phenology-based vineyard management poster for extension agents and vineyard industry stakeholders in the southeastern US. Hickey, Wolf, Brannen, Blaauw, Nita, Hatch, Pfeiffer, Derr, Burrack, Hoffman GA Wine grapes $5,000 2018 E-01 Final 11/14/18

Poster

2018 Extension Bi-Lingual Demonstration Videos for Strawberry and Blackberry Production in the SE United States McWhirt, Fernandez, Lee, Garcia AR, NC Strawberries, Blackberries $5,000 2018 E-02 Progress 12/03/18
2018 Extension MyIPM: An Innovative Resource for Pest Identification, Pest and Resistance Management, and Pesticide Risk Assessment Schnabel, Blaauw SC, GA Muscadines, Wine grapes $5,000 2018 E-03 Final 1/04/19
2018 Extension Development of a regional Muscadine production guide Hoffmann, Hickey, Brannen, Smith, Conner, Cline, Mauney, Burrack NC, GA Muscadines $5,000 2018 E-04 Progress 1/04/19
2017 Extension MyIPM:  An Innovative Application for Identification and Management of Small Fruit Diseases and Pests  Schnabel, Brannen, Sial, Cline, Smith SC, GA, NC Blackberry, Blueberry, Strawberry $5,000 2017 E-01 Final 1/16/17
2017 Extension Cane vs. Spur Pruning; Considerations for New and Mature Vineyards Lockwood, Shelby, Brannen, Eason, MacAllister TN, GA Wine Grape $5,000 2017 E-02 Final 12/03/18

No-cost extension approved; report due in 2018

2017 Extension Bi-Lingual Demonstration Videos for Strawberry and Blackberry Production in the SE United States  McWhirt, Fernandez, Lee, Garcia AR, NC Strawberry, Blackberry $5,000 2017 E-03 Progress 12/03/18

Progress 12/05/17

2017 Extension Blackberry School: Blackberry establishment and beyond! Lee, McWhirt AR Blackberry $10,000 2017 E-04 Final 12/12/17
2016 Extension Helping southern strawberry growers control gray mold in light of widespread fungicide resistance Schnabel SC Strawberry $5,000 2016 E-01 Progress 11/15/18


Final 12/05/16

2016 Extension Cordon and Trunk Renewal; Practices for Maintaining Productivity in Mature Vineyards Lockwood, Brannen TN, GA Wine Grapes $5,000 2016 E-02 Final 12/01/16
2016 Extension Extension of State-Wide Disease Forecasting Models for Anthracnose Ripe Fruit Rot and Botrytis Fruit Rot Louws NC Strawberry $5,000 2016 E-03 Progress 12/03/18
2016 Extension Blueberry Pruning Video Smith GA Blueberry $5,000 2016 E-04 Progress 1/06/16
2015 Extension Developing an E-Book Caneberry Production Guide Fernandez, Garcia, Lockwood NC, AR, TN Blackberry, Raspberry $5,000 2015 E-01
2015 Extension Helping Southern Strawberry Growers Control Gray Mold in Light of Widespread Fungicide Resistance Schnabel, Hu SC Strawberry $5,000 2015 E-02 Final - 11/16/15
2015 Extension Development of a Smartphone Application (app) to Facilitate Implementation of IPM Practices in Strawberry Production Hu, Schnabel SC Strawberry $5,000 2015 E-03 Final - 11/16/15
2014 Extension Helping Southern Strawberry Growers Control Gray Mold in Light of Widespread Fungicide Resistance Schanbel, Hu, Ortuno SC strawberry $5,000 2014 E-01 Final - 11/21/14
2014 Extension Double Pruning in Grapevines Lockwood, Brannen TN, GA wine grape $5,000 2014 E-02 Final - 12/09/15

Progress - 12/02/14

2014 Extension Pack N Cool Portable Cooling System for Small Acreage Growers Perkins, Pattision, Moore NC multiple $5,000 2014 E-03 Final - 12/02/14

List of Materials and Cost - 12/02/14

2014 Extension Preparing and maintaining field trials for the XIth International Rubus and Ribes Symposium Fernandez et. al. NC blackberry, raspberry $5,000 2014 E-04 Report - 11/21/14
2013 Extension Helping southern strawberry growers control gray mold in light of widespread fungicide resistance Schanbel, Fernandez-Ortuno SC strawberry $5,000 2013 E-01 Progress - 11/25/13
2013 Extension Regional Coordination of Strawberry Plasticulture Extension Activities Poling, Pattison, Chester-Davis NC strawberry $5,000 2013 E-02 Progress - 1-7-13
2013 Extension Determining the Optimum Time for Leaf Sample Southeastern Blueberries Lockwood, Joines, Cline, Brannen TN blueberry $5,000 2013 E-03 Progress - 12/16/13

Final - 12/02/14

2013 Extension Development of a web-interface for grape and apple regional risk assessment system Nita, Yoder, Sforza, Peery, Knight, De Wolf VA wine grape $4,934 2013 E-04 Progress - 12/16/13

Final - 1/19/16

2013 Extension Balanced Pruning in Muscadine Grapes Spayd, Poling NC muscadine $5,000 2013 E-05 Final - 12/18/13
2013 Extension Herbicide Weed Control in Annual Plasticulture Strawberries Straw VA strawberry $3,500 2013 E-06 Progress - 12/18/13
2012 Extension Balanced Pruning in Muscadine Grapes Poling, Spayd NC Muscadine $5,000 2012 E-01
2012 Extension Development of a web-based grape and apple disease risk assessment system Nita, Yoder, Sforza, Knight VA, PA Grapes $5,000 2012 E-02 Progress - 12/17/12
2012 Extension Fresh Market Muscadine Guide Spayd, Perkins-Veazie, Cline NC Muscadine $2,948 2012 E-03 Progress - 12/04/12
2012 Extension Nitrogen Fertilization Strategies for Blackberry Lockwood TN Blackberry $5,000 2012 E-04 Progress - 12/17/12

Final - 12/16/13

2011 Extension Developing a volunteer monitoring network for a new insect pest of small fruits Burrack, Pfeiffer, Smith NC, VA, SC all small fruit $5,000 2011 E-01 Final – 12/01/11
2011 Extension Update the blackberry diagnostic tool Fernandez NC blackberry $1,800 2011 E-02 Progress - 12/20/11
2011 Extension Evaluation of novel chemical mowing mixtures for suppression of fescue groundcovers and weed control in southeastern small fruits Armel, Lockwood, Vargas TN wine grapes $4,000 2011 E-03 Final - 12/17/12
2011 Extension Heading height for primocanes and timing of floricane removal in Apache blackberry Lockwood, Deyton, Hitch, Smith TN Blackberry $5,000 2011 E-04 Progress - 12/06/11

Final –12/04/2012

2011 Extension Development of a web-based grape disease risk assessment system Nita, Yoder, Sforza, Peery, Knight, De Wolf VA Wine Grapes $5,000 2011 E-05 Progress - 12/02/11
2010 Extension Developing a volunteer monitoring network for a new insect pest of small fruits Burrack, Pfeiffer, Smith NC, VA, SC all small fruit $5,000 2010 E-01 Progress - 12/06/10
2010 Extension Petiole analysis for bunch grapes in the southeast Lockwood, Joines, Kissel, Havlin, Spade TN, GA, NC grapes $5,000 2010 E-02 Progress - 12/06/10

Final - 12/09/11

2010 Extension Use of internet and DVDs to deliver blueberry updates and production information to producers Brannen, McGriff GA blueberries $5,000 2010 E-03 Progress - 11/29/10
2009 Extension Web-based in-service agent training modules in disease management and diagnosis Louws NC Strawberries $5,000 2009 E-01 Progress - 12/06/10
2009 Extension Educating, testing and evaluating an online decision support system for strawberry frost/freeze protection Brooks, Poling NC Strawberries $5,000 2009 E-02 Progress - 12/18/10
2009 Extension Evaluation and cost benefit analysis of chemical mowing strategies for fescue grass groundcovers in Southeast small fruits Armel, Lockwood TN Blueberries, Wine Grapes $5,000 2009 E-03 Final 01/05/10

Chemical Mowing(Tables)- 01/05/10

2009 Extension Revised enterprise cost analysis of rabbiteye blueberries and southern highbush blueberries in soil in Georgia Fonsah, Krewer GA Blueberries $5,000 2009 E-04 Progress - 01/05/10

Final - 11/02/11

2008 Extension Use of Dura-Line monofilament as a replacement for high-tensile wire in trellis construction and netting support with small fruit crops (Running Tally: $5,000) Lockwood, Wills, Honea, Stribling TN Blackberries, Raspberries, Wine Grapes $5,000 2008 E-01 Progress - 12/23/08

Progress - 12/15/09

Final - 12/05/10

2008 Extension Development and publishing of IPM-based management of the major plant pathogens of strawberry: an extension project. (Running Tally: $10,000) Louws NC Strawberries $5,000 2008 E-02 Progress - 12/23/08
2008 Extension Frost/freeze advisories for southern region strawberry growers (Running Tally: $13,000) Poling NC Strawberries $3,000 2008 E-03 Progress - 12/23/08
2008 Extension Weed management practices used in blueberry production: a survey of blueberry growers in North Carolina (Running Tally: $15,500) Coneybeer, Jennings, Monks NC Blueberries $2,500 2008 E-04 Progress - 12/23/08
2007 Extension Multi-disciplinary expansion of an on-line insecticide/acaricide label reference site for southeastern crops Horton  GA  All  $4,000 2007-16 Progress - 01/3/08
2007 Extension Assistance for small fruit extension programs in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia Hassell, Smith  SC  All  $2,500 2007-17
2007 Extension Methods of Soil Acidification in Blueberries Lockwood, Wills, Honea  TN  Blueberry  $5,000 2007-18 Progress - 01/03/08

Progress - 12/15/09

Final - 12/06/10

2005 Extension Estimated costs and returns of producing, harvesting and marketing blackberries in the south region of the United States  Fernandez, Safley NC Blackberries $3,000
2005 Extension Wildlife damage control in small fruitplantings  Lockwood, Straw,  Wills,  Honea TN Multiple $5,000 Progress – 12/01/06

Progress - 01/03/08

Final - 12/23/08

2005 Extension Strawberry Weed Control Straw TN Strawberry $5,000
2004 Extension Small fruit extension programs in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee  Monks, Schultheis NC 2,000
2004 Extension Strawberry tip production  Straw TN 5,000
2004 Extension Diagnostic tool for eastern U.S. blackberries  Fernandez, Pesic-VanEsbroeck NC 3,000