Evaluation of precision planting techniques, flail topping, and non row-oriented harvesters for table beet production.

Large field tests of the close row beet production system was tested with the cooperation of Mr. K. Zielinski and Norpac in 1998.

Objectives:

Control and Management of Common Smut on Corn in the Columbia Basin of Oregon and Washington (1999)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Philip Hamm George Clough, and Mike Baune
OSU Hermiston Agricultrual Research and Extension Center

Lindsey du Toit and Lois Carris
Washington State University

Objectives:

Broccoli Breeding and Evaluation (1999)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Meyers
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Brian Yorgey
OSU Dept of Food Science and Technology

Objectives:

Root and Stalk Health for Maximizing Sweet Corn Yield

Several root-invading plant pathogens have been found in symptomatic sweet corn roots, Fusarium oxysporum, F. solani, and Pythium species, but their involvement in the symptoms observed in the field was still unclear (Powelson et al., unpub.) in the spring of 2000.

Objectives:

Nitrogen Management in Sweet Corn and Effect of Cover Crops on Leaching of Nitrate

Objectives for 2000:

  • To evaluate the N uptake efficiency of sweet corn varieties.
  • To evaluate the effects of several fall-seeded and overseeded (relay interplanted) triticale, fall-seeded triticale plus common vetch, and overseeded red clover, on yield of sweet corn fertilized at three rates of N. The cover crops follow snap beans with three rates of N.
  • To evaluate the effect of the cover crops and the N applied to the sweet corn on the amount of nitrate leached below the root zone.

Identification of Sweet Corn Hybrids Resistant to Root/Stalk Rot

Objectives:

  • Characterize su sweet corn hybrids for reaction to root/crown rot.

Cooperators:

  • M. Powelson, Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University
  • C. Ocamb, Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University

Green Bean Breeding

Objectives:

  • Breed Bush Blue Lake green bean varieties with high economic yield.
  • Improve pod characteristics including straightness, color, smoothness, texture, flavor and quality retention, and combine with delayed seed size development.
  • Incorporate white mold resistance, and improve root rot tolerance while maintaining resistance to bean common mosaic virus.
  • Initiate populations to facilitate molecular marker assisted selection of desirable horticultural traits.
  • Evaluate novel genetic traits of potential benefit.

Control and Management of Common Smut on Corn in the Columbia Basin of Oregon and Washington (2000)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

George Clough, Philip Hamm, and Mike Baune
OSU Hermiston Agricultrual Research and Extension Center

Lindsey du Toit
WSU Mt. Vernon Research and Extension Unit

Objectives:

Broccoli Breeding and Evaluation (2000)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Meyers
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Objectives:

Identification of Sweet Corn Hybrids Resistant to Root/Stalk Rot

Objectives: Characterize su and se sweet corn hybrids for reaction to root/crown rot.
 

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