Category: Research Reports

2017 Research Reports

In 2017, the Vegetable Marketing and Research Program used $20,000 of YOUR assessment dollars to fund the following research projects in partnership with the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association which provided another $59,126.  Click on the project of interest to open a PDF file of the report.

1. New Herbicide Options for Weed Control in Sweet Corn: Round 2
            Dwight Lingenfelter, Penn State Univ. and Dr. Mark VanGessel, Univ. of Delaware

2. Efficacy of Organic Biopesticides for the Management of White Mold in Processing Snap Bean in PA
            Dr. Sarah Pethybridge, Cornell Univ. and Dr. Beth K. Gugino, Penn State Univ.  

3. Fresh Market Slicer Tomato Variety Evaluation        This report is not yet available
            Dr. Timothy Elkner, Penn State Extension, Lancaster County   

4. Breeding Tomatoes for Disease Resistance and Other Desirable Characteristics for Production in PA              not available online – contact PVMRP for a copy of this report
            Dr. Majid R. Foolad, The Pennsylvania State Univ.    

5. Authority MTZ: the Fit for Processing Tomatoes
            Dr. Mark VanGessel, Univ. of Delaware; Dwight Lingenfelter, Penn State Univ.

6. Phytophthora Blight Management
             John Esslinger, Penn State Extension

7. Keeping PA Vegetable Growers Profitable: Statewide Pumpkin Cultivar Trials
            Dr. Elsa Sánchez, Penn State Univ., Timothy Elkner, Thomas Butzler, and Robert Pollock,
Penn State Extension and Dr. William Lamont, Penn State Univ.

8. Impact of Insectary Strips to Control Cucumber Beetles
            Dr. Gladis Zinati, Rodale Institute

9. Colored Bell Pepper High Tunnel Variety Trial
            Dr. Timothy Elkner, Penn State Extension

10. Issues with High Soluble Salt Levels in High Tunnels
            Dr. Elsa Sánchez, Penn State Univ. and Thomas Ford, Penn State Extension

11. Allium Leaf Miner Monitoring and Management    This report is not yet available
            Dr. Timothy Elkner, Penn State Ext. and  Shelby Fleischer, Penn State Univ.

12. Leek & Celery Variety Evaluations  (B)      This report is not yet available
            Dr. Timothy Elkner, Penn State Extension

13. Tactics for the Management of Center Rot of Onion: Augmented Nitrogen Fertigation & Cultivar Selection
            Dr. Beth K. Gugino, The Pennsylvania State Univ.

14. Development of Fungicide Programs for Phytophthora Blight of Squash
            Dr. Sally A. Miller and Jhony Mera, The Ohio State University OARDC