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Annual Research Review &
Funded Projects

Research Review

The 2024 Northwest Cherry and Stone Fruit Research Review was held on November 7, 2023, in Yakima, WA.

 

This hybrid event jointly sponsored by the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission and the Oregon Sweet Cherry Commission featured continuing and final research project reports on Little Cherry Disease, Spotted Wing Drosophila, Horticulture, Breeding, Mildew, and more.

 

4 WSDA and 3 ODA pesticide recertification credits were provided to those who attended the entire event.

AGENDA

NW Cherry Funding

For the 2023-2024 fiscal year, the Oregon Sweet Cherry Commission, in conjunction with the WA Tree Fruit Research Commission and NNII, funded over $1 million in new and continued cherry research. 

Continuing Projects

Researcher                                                       

Thompson           

Sallato                   

Beers                    

Sallato                    

Nottingham          

Galimba                

Khot                       

McCord                

Adams                    

Harper                   

Adams            

Project Title

Evaluating replant strategies for X-disease infected orchards

Evaluating replant strategies for X-disease infected orchards

Coordinating SWD and X disease management

Nutrient management for high quality sweet cherries

Developing a Leafhopper Degree-day Spray Program for Cherry IPM

Physiology-based identification of X-disease infected cherry trees

Towards identification of LCD linked volatile biomarkers

A robust PNW sweet cherry breeding and genetics program

SWD in-orchard movement and overwintering population dynamics

Studying the infection progression of LCD pathogens in young trees

Dispersive distance of cherry X-disease vector leafhoppers in cherry

Years of Project

21-23

21-23

 

21-23

 

21-23  

 

22-24

22-24

 

22-23

 

22-24

 

22-24

 

22-23

 

22-24

Schmidt

Zhao

Galimba

Adams

Sallato

Leisso

Pesticide Residues of PNW Cherries

Cas 12a-Based Rapid Method for Early Detection of X-disease Phytoplasma

Determining Sweet Cherry Rootstock Sensitivity to X-Disease

Ganapsis brasiliensis for Biological Control of SWD

Precision Nutrient Management for Sweet Cherry Orchards

Sweet cherry Cultivar-specific Export Suitability

23-25

23-24

23-25

23-25

23-25

23-24

2024-2025 Project Proposals submitted to OSCC, WA Tree Fruit Research Commission, and NNII for funding consideration. 

Pitino:     Precisoin Agriculture: Innovationg Cherry Disease Mgmt with DPI

Pitino:     Sustainable Cherry Protection with SYMBIONT

Harper:   Evaluation of simple, cheap tests for X disease in bare root trees

McCord:  Screening cheery roostsocks for resistance to X disease

Cooper:   X disease is for Suckers: Managing root growth to control LCD

Zhao:       Investigating bacterial cancer disease of cherry in young orchards

Murphy:  Understanding food safety risks during post-harvest cherry production

Collum:   Eveluation of UV-C for management of cherry diseases and pests

Grove:     Etiology of cherry cankers and dieback in the PNW

McCord:  Identifying sources of resistance to Pseudomonas and powdery mildew

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