Cultivar Evaluation for Control of Common Smut in Sweet Corn in the Columbia Basin of Oregon and Washington (2004)

corn

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

George Clough and Philip Hamm
OSU Hermiston Agricultrual Research and Extension Center

Objective:

  1. Evaluate forty-three sweet corn cultivars for resistance to common smut.

Broccoli Breeding (2004)

broccoli

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Myers
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Brian Yorgey
OSU Dept of Food Science and Technology

Objectives:

  1. Develop broccoli hybrids adapted to western Oregon with suitable quality, high yields, and disease resistance.
  2. Evaluate cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) as a method for producing F1 hybrid seed.

Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation

beans

Selection of Cover Crops for Root Rot Supression and Yield Enhancement in Corn

corn

Objective: To identify cover crops that can be grown in rotation with corn to suppress corn root rot and improve corn yield.

Insect Contamination of Broccoli and Cauliflower (2003)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Dan McGrath
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Objectives:

  1. Maintain, evaluate, and refine a regional pest monitoring network for selected Lepidopteran pests of broccoli and cauliflower, and other crops.
  2. Develop new strategies for detecting aphid outbreaks.
  3. Evaluate whether less aggressive spray programs are effective during periods of low insect pressure.
  4. Compare the effectiveness of aphid and looper pesticides at various levels of insect pressure.

Trap Cropping and Removal Trapping to Enhance Control of Western Spotted Cucumber Beetle in Vegetable Crops

beetle

"Rotbusters" 2003: Soil factors, cropping history, varietal tolerance, and corn root rot (2003)

corn

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Alex Stone
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Objectives:

Determine-

  1. the root rot tolerance and yield potential of sweet corn varieties
  2. the relationship between rotational history and root rot potential
  3. the relationship between soil factors and root rot potential
  4. whether a cone tube bioassay can be used to screen fields for root rot potential

Pest Management in Sweet Corn

corn

1. Irrigation level effects on sweet corn growth, yield, and root rot

2. Wild Proso Millet (WPM) control

3. Survival and emergency of WPM

Identification of High Yielding Root Rot Tolerant Sweet Corn Hybrids

corn

Developing an Integrated Management Tool to Predict Hairy Nightshade Growth in Snap Beans (2003)

beans

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

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