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Wading in cranberries


August 3 & 4, 2017
CMC’s annual meeting
Long Beach, Washington

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August 22, 2017:
2017 Cranberry Field Day
Coast Cranberries
Langley

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September 2017: Open House – BC Cranberry Research Society Research Farm, Delta

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JUNE 2017
Newsletter Posted!

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IPM Guide
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2017
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Research Report Results

 

cranberry research  

This page features a compendium of BCCMC research reports in PDF formats. Funding provided by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC.

Skip to year: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Click on the report title to open the report for viewing and/or printing. Reports are arranged by year.

 

2017


2017 Research Priorities


2016

2016 Research Priorities


2015

2015 Research Priorities


Characterization of Cranberry Decline in British Columbia Cranberry Beds

Project Coordinator: Dr. Rebecca Harbut, KPU
CO-PI: Dr. Peter Oudemons, Rutgers University
CO-PI: Dr. Les Lavkulich, Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia
Collaborator: Brian Mauza, Ocean Spray Canada
Collaborator: Julie Wilson, Land and Food Systems, UBC
Collaborator: BC Cranberry Growers
Research Assistant: Taku Somaya

Best Management Practices for Cranberry Tipworm in Western Canada

Sheila M. Fitzpatrick, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Miranda Elsby, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada & Olds College
Warren Wong, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada & Simon Fraser University
Snehlata Mathur, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Surveillance of cranberry fruitworm (Acrobasis vaccinii) moths and infested fruit within blueberry and cranberry farms in British Columbia – 2015

Jason Lussier, Carolyn Teasdale, Heidi van Dokkumburg and Emily Carmichael of E.S. Cropconsult Ltd)
Tracy Hueppelsheuser, BC Ministry of Agriculture

Evaluation of Fungal Populations in BC Cranberries as it Relates to Fruit Rot Incidence Preliminary report

Frank L. Caruso, Black Veil Consulting/Washington State University

RESEARCH PROGRESS REPORT Fruit Rot Pathogens and their Impact on Cranberry Production in British Columbia

Brandon Wood, Keiko Nabetani and Siva Sabaratnam
Abbotsford Agriculture Centre, Ministry of Agriculture

Assessment of new pest management tools that address priority needs of the BC cranberry Industry

Kim Patten, Washington State University - Long Beach Research and Extension Unit

Demonstration of Bumble Bee and Indicator Plant Gardens (Year 2)

Renee Prasad, E.S. Cropconsult Ltd.

How to get the most from your data Cranberry Research Farm - Drone flights: July and August, 2015

Mike Morellato, Crop Sensors

2014

2014 Overview of Research Projects


Decision-Making for Management of Cranberry Tipworm, Dasineura oxycoccana: Responses of Tipworm and Parasitoid Populations to Insecticide Applications on Cranberry Farms

Sheila M. Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, Agassiz, BC, Canada

Integrated Research for Sustainable Insect Pest Management in Cranberries

Elvira de Lange & Cesar Rodriguez-Saona
P.E. Marucci Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension Center
Rutgers University, Chatsworth, NJ

Surveillance of Cranberry Fruit Rot Pathogens, their Impact and Grower Education

S. Sabaratnam, B. Wood, K. Nabetani and M. Sweeney
Abbotsford Agriculture Centre, Ministry of Agriculture, Abbotsford, B.C.

Surveillance of cranberry fruitworm (Acrobasis vaccinii) moths and infested fruit
in blueberries and cranberries – 2014


Jason Lussier, Carolyn Teasdale, Heidi van Dokkumburg, Emily Carmichael (E.S. Cropconsult Ltd), and Tracy Hueppelsheuser (B.C. Ministry of Agriculture)

Demonstration of Bumble Bee and Indicator Plant Gardens

Renee Prasad, E.S. Cropconsult Ltd.

Evaluation of Fungal Populations in BC as it Relates to Fruit Rot Incidence

Dr. F. Caruso, U. of Mass. Emeritus and Black Veil Consulting

Publication of a Translated Weed Identification Guide

Principal Investigator: H.A. Sandler, IPM/Weed Specialist
Cooperators: Dr. Katherine Ghantous, Research Assistant, UMass Cranberry Station, Dr. Leo Dalbec, MA cranberry grower and translator, and personnel from the Centre de Reference en Agriculture et Agroalimentaire du Quebec (CRAAQ).

Pesticide Evaluations for controlling Cranberry Tipworm and Dearness Scale

Brian Mauza and Antonia Kolic, Ocean Spray of Canada, Ltd.

Assessment of new pest management tools that address priority needs of the BC Cranberry Industry

Kim Patten, Washington State University - Long Beach Research and Extension Unit

2013

2013 Overview of Research Projects


Integrated Research for Sustainable Insect Pest Management in Cranberries - 2013

Cesar Rodriguez-Saona
P.E. Marucci Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension Center
Rutgers University, Chatsworth, NJ

Reduced-risk Pest Management and New Herbicides for Cranberries in BC

Kim Patten and Chase Metzger
Washington State University Long Beach Research and Extension Unit.

Decision-Making for Management of Cranberry Tipworm, Dasineura oxycoccana

Principal Investigator: Dr. Shiela Fitzpatrick, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Distribution of Rusty Tussock, Orgyia antiqua on Fraser Valley Cranberry Farms

Accompanying Poster

Heidi van Dokkumburg & Renee Prasad (E.S. Cropconsult Ltd.)

Cranberry Fruitworm: Surveillance for moths and infested fruit in blueberries and cranberry

Accompanying Slides

Prepared by: Tracy Hueppelsheuser (BC Ministry of Agriculture), Heidi van Dokkumburg,
Marjolaine Dessureault, Kristine Ferris, Jason Lussier and Renee Prasad (E.S. Cropconsult Ltd.)

Plan: Surveillance of Cranberry Fruit Rot Pathogens & Grower Education 2013-2017

Sponsor: Melanie Stewart
Director: Jane Pritchard
Program Lead: Siva Sabarathnam & Mark Sweeney

2012

Fusarium as a Potential Mycoherbicide for Management of Yellow Loosestirfe

Dr. F. Caruso

Field-testing of Sex Pheromone of Cranberry Tipworm, Dasineura oxycoccana

Principal Investigator: Dr. Shiela Fitzpatrick, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Reduced-risk Fireworm Management and New Herbicides for Cranberries in BC

Principal Investigator: Kim Patten and Chase Metzger, Washington State University

2011

Identification and Field-testing of Sex Pheromone of Cranberry Tipworm, Dasineura oxycoccana

Principal Investigator: Dr. Sheila Fitzpatrick, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Investigation of the Causal Agents Associated with Cranberry Dieback Disorder (CDD)
in British Columbia

Principal Investigators: S. Sabaratnam, T. Forge, S. Fitzpatrick and A. DiCaro
Corresponding Author: S. Sabaratnam

 

Development of Effective Controls for Tipworm, Weevil, Fireworm, Yellow Loosestrife, Sheep Sorrel and Buttercup.

Principal Investigator: Kim Patten, Washington State University

Development of Effective Management Strategies for Perennial Weeds, Fireworm, Weevil, Girdler and Tipworm - 2011

Principal Investigator: Kim Patten,Washington State University

Sparganothis Fruitworm: Current distribution and management practices

Principal Investigators: Marybel Soto and Renee Priya Prasad of E.S. Cropconsult Ltd.

 

2010

Cranberry Tipworm, Dasineura oxycoccana:
(I) Toward Identification of Sex Pheromone; and
(II) Abundance of Parasitods

Principal Investigator: Dr. Sheila Fitzpatrick, Research Entomologist,
Agriculture and Agri Food Canada,
Pacific Agri Food Research Centre (AAFC PARC), Agassiz, BC


Development of Effective Management Strategies for Perennial Weeds, Fireworm, Weevil,
Girdler and Tipworm

Kim Patten


Evaluation of New Cranberry Germplasm for the Pacific Northwest

Dr Kim Patten of Washington State University

Investigation of the Causal Agents Associated with Cranberry Dieback Disorder in British Columbia (2010) Report - Phase III (Objective 1c): Establishment and maintenance of research field-plot to confirm the causal agents of cranberry dieback diorder (CDD) and assess the interactions and synergistic impact of the causal agents of CDD.

Prepared by R. You (1), S. Fitzpatrick (2), T. Forge (2) and S. Sabaratnam (1)
(1) British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Abbotsford Agriculture Center, Abbotsford
(2) Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pacific Agri-Food Research Center, Agassiz, B.C.

Development of Effective Management Strategies for Perennial Weeds, Fireworm, Weevil, Girdler and Tipworm -2010

Principal Investigators: Grant McMillan, ICMS Inc. and Brian Mauza, Ocean Spray of Canada Ltd.


Cranberry Irrigation System Assessment Survey

Prepared by Mike Wallis, P.Ag.

2009

Study of Reproductive Behavior of Cranberry Tupworm, Dasineura oxycoccana: Prelude to Identification of Pheromone for Monitoring This Insect Pest

Dr. Sheila Fitzpatrick, Research Entomologist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (AAFC-PARC), Agassiz, BC.

Collaborators: Dr. Gerhard Gries and Regine Gries, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University; Dr. Bradley Sinclair, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Ottawa; Drs. John Huber and Lubomir Masner, AAFC Eastern Cereals and Oilseeds Research Centre, Ottawa.


Assessing distribution, lifecycle, damage, and potential plant hosts of Sparganothis Fruitworm in BC cranberry bogs

Principal Investigators: Marybel Soto and Renee Priya Prasad of E.S. Cropconsult Ltd.

 

2008

Using cranberry phenological stages and tipworm infestation patterns
to improve efficiency of cranberry tipworm monitoring

Shannon Buckshaw of E.S. Cropconsult Ltd.



Investigation of the Causal Agents Associated with Cranberry Dieback Disorder in British Columbia (2008) Report

Prepared by R. You (1), S. Fitzpatrick (2), T. Forge (2) and S. Sabaratnam (1)
(1) British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Abbotsford Agriculture Center, Abbotsford
(2) Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pacific Agri-Food Research Center, Agassiz, B.C.


 

Summary of Cranberry Dieback Disorder (2007) Report

 

2007

Development of Effective Management Strategies for Tipworm, Girdler,
Fireworm and Perennial Weeds

Principal Investigator: Kim Patten, Washington State University

Cranberry Tipworm: Screen of reduced-risk insecticides and impact of cultural practices on damage

Anne L. Averill: University of Massachutsetts-Amherst

 

Biology and lifecycle of the cranberry tipworm in BC cranberry beds and the relationship to cranberry plant phenology and growing degree days

Shannon Buckshaw, Deborah Henderson of E.S. Cropconsult Ltd.

 

British Columbia and Atlantic Canada Insecticide and Herbicide Screening and Efficacy Trials in Support of Canadian Registration Requirements for Cranberry Crops

Investigators: Brian Mauza, Ocean Spray of Canada, Ltd. Richmond, BC and Grant McMillan, ICMS Inc., Abbotsford, BC

Development of Effective Management Strategies for Tipworm, Girdler,
Fireworm and Perennial Weeds

Principal Investigator: Kim Patten, Washington State University

 

Bio-Control of Dearness Scale, Rhizaspidiotus dearnessi
(Cockerell) (Homoptera: Coccoidea: Diaspididae)

2007 Report in 2 parts:

Part 1

Part 2

Dr. Jasbir S. Mann, Ph.D. (Entomology), P. Ag.; R. P. Bio., IPM Consultant, D M Crop Consulting & Diagnostics Ltd.