Location: Horticultural Crops Research
Project Number: 5358-22000-037-05
Start Date: Sep 10, 2010
End Date: Sep 30, 2013
• We will meet with growers and identify cooperators in early spring and have follow up meetings with participants in fall to discuss successes and failures of the program. • We will train and supervise seasonal scouts to sample specific fields for SWD on a weekly basis from March 1st until October 1st. • Scout locations: o SW Washington and the Willamette Valley, OR (5 scout days per week total) o Crops scouted will include strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. Scouting will take place in each crop from fruit set thru harvest • Approximately 5-6 fields could be covered for each scouting day budgeted. The number of actual fields per day per area will depend on logistics of monitoring protocols and travel time. • Scouts will be directly supervised by Denny Bruck, Tom Peerbolt and Jana Lee to follow the trapping and scouting procedures outlined below. • Scouts in all areas will follow identical weekly protocols and enter data and comments into AgReports (PCM web based scouting system) on the same day as site visit. • Field data with scout comments will be posted within one day of visiting the site in a password protected area that would be accessible to all SWD berry researchers and extension agents. Researchers and extension agents would be able to adjust protocols/recommendations during the season in reaction to data received.Formerly 5358-22000-032-19G (12/10). Formerly 5358-22000-036-05G (8/2011).