Pest Management Grants Program – Fruits & Nuts

Back to 1995-2002 Pest Management Grants Program

The summaries provide specific information about the projects and a perspective on the types of projects funded. Final reports provide information about project objectives, accomplishments, and the results of the project work. The reports are not edited by DPR. Statements and conclusions are those of the project principal investigator and not necessarily those of DPR.

Commodity/
Site/Topic
Project Title Organization Project Summary Award Amount Final Report
Almonds Almond Biologically Integrated Orchard Systems (BIOS) UC Cooperative Extension, Kearney Ag Center
Walter Bentley
1998 $27,636 97-0232
Apples Integrated Apple Production (IAP) Demonstration Project UC Cooperative Extension
Janet Caprile
2001
2000
1999
$30,000
$30,000
$29,980
00-0200S
99-0213
98-0267
Citrus Determining Seed Bank Levels in Citrus Orchards: A Basis for Designing a Weed Control Program UC Kearney Ag Center
Timothy Prather &
Fuhan Liu
2000
1999
$27,056
$29,632
99-0225
98-0275
Citrus Use of Lime Sulfur to Control Postharvest Pathogens of Citrus Fruit Sunkist R&D Packing Services
David Sorenson
1999 $18,000 98-0258
Citrus Use of Lime Sulfur to Control Postharvest Pathogens of Citrus Fruit USDA Agricultural Research Service
Joseph Smilanick
1998 $25,000 97-0229
Citrus Use of Sodium Bicarbonate in a High-pressure Scale Washer to Clean Citrus Fruits Sunkist R&D Packing Services
David Sorenson
1999 $12,000 98-0280
Dates Mating Disruption of Carob Moth in Dates UC Riverside
Jocelyn Millar
1997
1996
$29,024
$29,027
Not available
95-0247
Fruits & Nuts, Dried Indianmeal Moth Granulosis Virus as an Alternative to Methyl Bromide for Protection of Dried Fruits & Nuts USDA-ARS, Fresno
Patrick Vail
2001 $28,300 00-0219S
Grapes Biologically Integrated Viticulture Systems (BIVS) in the Central San Joaquin Valley UC Cooperative Extension, Fresno
Michael Costello
1998
1997
1996
$30,000
$30,000
$27,458
97-0240
96-0264
95-0264
Grapes Establishment of Effective Natural Enemies of Vine Mealybug—A Basis for a Stable Grape IPM Program UC Riverside
Dan Gonzalez
1998
1997
1996
$24,890
$18,004
$19,457
97-0242
96-0255
95-0255
Grapes Investigation of Augmentation Program for Grape and Longtailed Mealybugs and Classical Biological Control of the Obscure Mealybug UC Kearney Ag Center
Kent Daane
1999
1998
1997
$19,048
$18,795
$15,575
98-0256
97-0223
96-0257
Grapes Management of Riparian Woodlands for Control of Pierce's Disease in Coastal California UC Berkeley
Alexander Purcell
1998
1997
1996
$20,349
$20,672
$20,027
97-0249
96-0248
95-0248
Grapes, Table Mass Release of Natural Enemies of Vine Mealybug Foothill Ag. Research, Inc.
Harry Griffiths &
Joe Barcinas
2001
2000
1999
$30,000
$30,000
$30,000
00-0193S
99-0214
98-0262
Grapes, Wine Central Coast Wine Grape Grower Natural Vineyard Team Central Coast Wine Grape Grower Natural Vineyard Team
Craig Rous
1998
1997
1996
$28,000
$15,000
$5,000
97-0238
Not available
95-0263
Grapes, Wine Demonstration of Vineyard Floor Management Alternatives UC Cooperative Extension
Richard Smith &
Larry Bettiga
2002
2001
$23,897
$15,451
01-0203C
00-0199S
Grapes, Wine Development of IPM Approaches for Wine Grape Growing Areas of the Sonoma Valley Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers
Olga Wickerhauser
1997
1996
$25,000
$30,000
Not available
95-0246
Grapes, Wine Project Sporecast—The Development & Implementation of a Computerized Weather Station Network for Powdery Mildew Risk Assessment & Frost Forecasting Temecula Valley Vintners Association 1996 $27,681 Not available
Grapes, Wine Promotion of Vineyard Pest & Disease Monitoring & Reduced–risk Pest Management Practices in Sonoma County Sonoma County Grape Growers Association
Duff Bevill,
John Clendenon,
Joe Votec &
Pete Opatz
2001
2000
$30,000
$50,000
00-0196S
99-0208
Grapes, Wine Reduced–risk Vineyard Practices— Demonstration & Outreach by the Central Coast Vineyard Team Central Coast Vineyard Team
Kris O'Connor
2002
2001
2000
$30,000
$30,000
$50,000
01-0200C
00-0195S
99-0210
Grapes, Wine Using Data Generated from Local Weather Station as a Critical Factor in Pest Management Decisions Paso Robles Vintners and Growers Association 1996 $13,926 Not available
Nurseries, Fruit & Nut Trees Evaluation of Alternatives to Methyl Bromide for Soil Fumigation at Commercial Fruit & Nut Tree Nurseries California Association of Nurserymen
Elaine Thompson &
Michael McKenry
2000
1999
$30,000
$30,000
99-0218
98-0281
Peaches Biorational Cling Peach Orchard Systems (BCPOS) UC Berkeley
Janine Hasey
1997 $30,000 96-0259
Pears Areawide Implementation of Mating Disruption in Pears Using Puffers UC Cooperative Extension
Rachel Elkins
2001
2000
1999
$30,000
$30,000
$30,000
00-0198S
99-0212
98-0265
Pears Areawide Management of Codling Moth in Mendocino Orchards: Integrating & Maintaining Benefits of Selective Control of Secondary Pests UC Cooperative Extension, Sonoma County
Lucia Varela
1998
1997
$20,544
$29,266
97-0220
96-0260
Prunes Biological Prune Systems (BPS) for the Upper Sacramento Valley The Nature Conservancy
John Carlon &
Fred Thomas (1997)
1998
1997
1996
$30,000
$30,000
$30,000
97-0237
96-0245
95-0245
Prunes Pesticide Risk Reduction in California Prunes Agricultural Research Consulting
Gary Obenauf
1999 $30,000 98-0266
Prunes Quantification & Modeling of the Effects of Predation on Aphid Populations in Prune: Developing a Forecasting Model for In-season Management UC Berkeley
Nicholas Mills
2001 $26,556 00-0213S
Strawberries Alternatives to Methyl Bromide in Strawberry Production Pacific Ag Research Corp.
Frank Sances &
Elaine Ingham
1998 $29,957 97-0231
Strawberries Biologically Integrated Strawberry Systems (BISS) Larry Whitted & Associates
Larry Whitted
1998
1997
$29,160
$17,290
97-0222
96-0263
Strawberries Evaluation of Cultivars for Yield in Organic Strawberry Production in the Presence or Absence of Mycorrhizal Inoculum USDA Ag. Research Service, Salinas
Carolee Bull
2000
1999
$30,000
$30,000
99-0216
98-0261
Strawberries Field Trials for Combined Use of Ozone Gas & Beneficial Microorganisms as a Preplant Soil Treatment for Tomatoes & Strawberries in Pathogen-infested Soils Soilzone, Inc.
Alan Prior
2000 $22,000 99-0220
Strawberries Impacts of Non-crop Farmscape Vegetation on Strawberry Pest Dynamics in the Monterey Bay Area UC Santa Cruz
Sean Swezey
1998 $30,000 97-0234
Strawberries Plug Plant & Soil Amendment Technology as an Alternative to Methyl Bromide Fumigation on California Strawberries Alliance for Alternative Agriculture
Frank Sances
1999 $29,867 98-0283
Strawberries Postharvest Disinfestation of Horticultural Commodities: Controlled Atmosphere as an Alternative to Methyl Bromide UC Davis
Elizabeth Mitcham
1996 $30,000 Not available
Strawberries Rotations with Broccoli—A Sustainable Alternative to Soil Chemical Fumigants UC Davis
K.V. Subbarao &
F.N. Martin
1999 $28,425 98-0276
Strawberries Rotations with Broccoli for Soilborne Disease Management in Conventional & Organic Strawberry Production Systems UC Davis
K.V. Subbarao,
F.N. Martin (2000) &
K.G. Shetty (2000)
2001
2000
$30,000
$30,000
00-0217S
99-0226
Stone Fruit Development of an Integrated System for Controlling San Jose Scale, Peach Twig Borer & Oriental Fruit Moth in Clingstone Canning & Fresh Shipping Peaches, Plums, & Nectarines California Tree Fruit Agreement
Jonathan Field
2000
1999
$30,000
$30,000
99-0211
98-0263
Stone Fruit Development of Alternative Strategies for Control of Pre– & Post–harvest Brown Rot of Stone Fruits UC Kearney Ag Center, Parlier
Themis Michailides
1999
1998
$29,845
$29,920
98-0273
97-0226
Walnuts Aerial Release of Trichogramma to Control Codling Moth ARENA Pesticide Management
Russell Stocker
2002
2001
2000
1999
$18,350
$29,500
$29,500
$29,500
01-0205C
00-0194S
99-0217
98-0270

For further information regarding the Pest Management Grant program contact Mark Robertson at Mark.Robertson@cdpr.ca.gov or (916) 324-2451.