2019 Research Reports

In 2019, 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 $60,000 and the Pennsylvania Simply Sweet Onion Committee which provided another $1,660.  

 

  1. Towards Integrated Management of Cucumber Beetles                

Shelby Fleischer, Carla Thomas, and Brandon Lingbeek

 

2. Can Overlapping Residuals Improve Weed Control in No-Till Pumpkins

Dwight D. Lingenfelter and Dr. John M. Wallace, Penn State Univ., Kelly Nichols, Univ. of Maryland, Dr. Mark J. VanGessel, Univ. of Delaware

 

3.  Potential Herbicides to Control Problem Weeds in Snap Bean

Dwight D. Lingenfelter and Dr. John M. Wallace, Penn State Univ., Kelly Nichols, Univ. of Maryland,  and Dr. Mark J. VanGessel, Univ. of Delaware

 

4. Keeping PA Vegetable Growers Profitable: Statewide Cultivar Trials Muskmelons

Elsa Sanchez and Francesco Di Gioia, Penn State Univ. and Tim Elkner, Tom Butzler, Bob Pollock, and Carla Burkle Thomas, Penn State Extension

 

5. Management of Phytophthora Blight in Cucurbits and Peppers - report available later

Elizabeth Buck, Cornell Vegetable Program 

 

6. Breeding Fresh-Market Tomatoes for Production in PA

Majid Foolad, Penn State Univ. - send an email to pvmrp@embarqmail.com to request this report

 

7. Breeding Processing Tomatoes for Production in PA

Majid Foolad, Penn State Univ. -  send an email to pvmrp@embarqmail.com to request this report

 

8. Developing Microbial Communities to Suppress Bacterial Diseases of Tomato

Kevin Hockett, Penn State Univeristy

 

9. Development of Sensor-Based Vegetable Irrigation Systems  – report available later

Francesco Di Gioia, Long He, Claudia Schmidt, and Elsa Sanchez, Penn State Univ. 

 

10. Coupling Host Resistance with the Evaluation of Biofungicides for the Management of Common Foliar Vegetable Diseases in Pennsylvania

Beth Gugino, Penn State Univ.

 

11. Managing Allium Leafminer

Shelby Fleischer, Penn State Univ. and Timothy Elkner, Penn State Extension

 

12. Viable Options for Managing Allium Leafminer in Organic Onion Production – Year 2

Dr. Gladis Zinati and Andrew Smith, Rodale Institute

 

13. Optimizing Inoculation Strategies to Enhance the Evaluation of Disease Management Strategies for Center Rot of Onion

Beth Gugino, Penn State Univ.