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Research

TitleP.I.(s)Lead State(s)Crop(s)AmountProject#Report(s)
Determining the impact of early and late summer broad mite infestations and evaluating new products for potential registrationCato, AaronARBlackberry$5,0002020 R-01Progress
Entomopathogenic nematodes as an alternative management strategy for grape root borerBlaauw, Brett; Shapiro-Ilan, DavidGAGrape$5,0002020 R-02Report
Evaluation of HydroShield to manage sour rot in wine grapesHickey; Villani; Kaiser; Brannen; Wolf; Hoffman; NitaGAGrape$5,0002020 R-03Report
Efficacy and crop safety of untested fungicides for diseases of muscadine grapeBrannen, Phillip / Cline, BillGA / NCMuscadine$2,500/$2,50002020 R-04a/bFinal
Identifying flavor and aroma attributes of Arkansas fresh-market blackberries that impact marketabilityThrefall, Renee; Clark, John; Worthington, Margaret; Howard, LukeARBlackberry$5,0002020 R-05Final
Investigating the prevalence of QoI-resistant anthracnose fruit rot on blueberry in Georgia and evaluating fungicides for disease managementOliver, JonathanGABlueberry$5,0002020 R-06Progress
Determining the distribution of broad mite infestations in the southeast and evaluating biological control optionsBurrack, HannahNCBlackberry$5,0002020 R-07Report
Strawberry crop performance following anaerobic soil disinfestation using brewer's spent grain and yeast inoculationSamtani, Jayesh; Butler, DavidVAStrawberry$5,0002020 R-08Report
Rotating Cross Arm Trellis for Southeastern BlackberryMcWhirt, Threfall, CatoARBlackberry$5,0002020 R-09Report
Optimizing texture assessment for muscadine grape breedingWorthington, Margaret; Chizk, Mason; Threfall, Renee; Clark, JohnARMuscadine$5,0002020 R-10Report
Investigating the potential of disease resistant Vitis vinifera (European Grape) progeny for the southeastConeva, Elina; Hickey, Cain; Conner, KassieALGrape$5,0002020 R-11Report
Grape trunk disease survey in North Carolina and GeorgiaMark Hoffmann; Hickey, Cain; Villani, Sara; Brannen, Phil; Johnson, MackNCGrape$5,0002020 R-12Final
Determining uptake of nitrate vs ammonium nitrogen in blueberryMalladi, Anish; Cabrera, MiguelGABlueberry$5,0002020 R-13Abstract | Progress
Metabolite anaylsis to identify markers for higher fruit firmness and longer shelf-life in southern highbush and rabbiteye blueberryNambeesan, Savithri; Scherm, HaraldGABlueberry$5,0002020 R-14Abstract | Report
Efficacy and crop safety of minimal-input disease management of Pierce's disease tolerant hybridsBrannen, Phillip; Hickey, CainGAGrape$5,0002020 R-15Report
Evaluation of a rooting protocol for hardwood cuttings of muscadine grapesWorthington, Margaret; Buck, Kenneth; Conner, Patrick; Bloodworth, JeffARMuscadine$5,0002020 R-16Report
Evaluate ethephon and 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC) as ripening aid for blueberryNambeesan, Savithri; Malladi, Anish; Allen, ReneeGABlueberry$5,0002020 R-17Abstract | Progress
Comparing soil moisture sensors and their effectiveness in blueberry soilsLiakos, Vasileios; Porter, Wesley; Smith, ErickGABlueberry$5,0002020 R-18Progress
Evaluation of Chilling Hour Requirements of 16 blueberry Accessions collected from FloridaAshrafi, Hamid; Aryal, RishiNCBlueberry$5,0002020 R-19
Evaluation of Advanced Selections, Southern and Northern Highbush Blueberries for Self- and Cross-FertilityRishi Aryal; Ashrafi, HamidNCBlueberry$5,0002020 R-20Final
Increasing lateral branching of primocane-fruiting blackberry with 6-benzyladenine & GA3Kon, Thomas; Fernandez, GinaNCBlackberry$5,0002020 R-21Progress
Assessing limitations for use of fludioxonil for anthracnose disease control in small fruitsSchnabel, GuidoSCSmall Fruits$5,0002020 R-22
Effect of bacterial endophyte treatments on strawberry growth and yieldSamtani, Jayesh; Mei, ChuanshengVAStrawberry$5,0002020 R-23Report

Extension

TitleP.I.(s)Lead State(s)CropAmountProject#Report(s)
Development of a phenology-based muscadine management poster for extension agents and muscadine industry stakeholders in the SE USHickey, Cain; Hoffman, Mark; Cline, Bill; Threlfall, Renee; Worthington, Margaret; Brannen, Phil; Lockwood, David; Conner; McWhirt; Blaauw; Burrack; Coneva; CatoGAMuscadine$5,0002020 E-01
Poster Calendar of Annual Pasiticulture Strawberry Production for the SoutheastMcWhirt, Cato, Hoffman, Schnabel, Samtani, FontenotARStrawberry$5,0002020 E-02Progress
Developing a southern small fruit podcastCato, AaronARSmall Fruit$5,0002020 E-03Progress
Development of consumer education resources for muscadine products and health benefits for Extension programmingDeborah McGiffin NCMuscadine$5,0002020 E-04 Report
Improving extension capacity to assist southern regional small fruit growers with marketingWoods; Kristin, Dunn, Laurel; Burkett, KevinALSmall Fruit$5,0002020 E-05Progress
Distributing printed copies of the 2019 Southeastern Muscadine production guide in North Carolina, South Carolina, and GeorgiaMark Hoffmann; Hickey, Cain; Cline, Bill; Burrack, Hannah; Rollins, Andy; Brannen, PhilNCMuscadine$3,5002020 E-06Final
Demonstrating the impact of Brassica cover crops on soil management and poant health and quality in small fruit plantings in the Mid-SouthHansen, Zach; Butler, David; Bumgarner, Natalie; Lockwood, David; Rose, Melody; Sykes, VirginiaTNSmall Fruit$5,0002020 E-07Progress
Development of a regional fungicide resistance testing service for DMIs and QoI's using both conventional and molecular methodsAli, Emran; Brannen, PhillipGASmall Fruit$5,0002020 E-08Progress
Creating images and a diagnostic guide for southeastern strawberry production, and updating MyIPM strawberry galleriesDowling, MadelineSCStrawberry$5,0002020 E-09
Weed control strategies in blackberry productionStrahan, Ron; Gauthier, StuartLABlackberry$5,0002020 E-10Progress
Development of weed identification, herbicide injury, and herbicide recommendations for the MyIPM app decision aid for growers of small fruit and tree and vine cropsKatie Jennings; Sims, KiraNCSmall Fruit$5,0002020 E-11Progress

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