Funded Pest Management Research Grants (2013 - present)

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Project Summary Organization/Project Lead Award Year Project Type Award Amount
Reducing pesticide use in citrus by capitalizing on previously-unrecognized innate resistance in mandarin species UC Davis

Jay Rosenheim
2018-2019 Ag $240,000
Reducing fumigant use in processing tomato by enabling use of resistant cultivars to manage Fusarium diseases UC Davis

Cassandra Swett
2018-2019 Ag $70,000
Reducing risks associated with fumigation by improving current heat treatment and localized treatment technologies UC Riverside

Dong Hwan Choe
2018-2019 Urban $194,316
To spray or not to spray? Using small cheap IR sensors to automate pest ant counts UC Riverside

Mark Hoddle
2018-2019 Ag $413,232
Reducing pesticide risk by using drones to enhance performance of biological control UC Davis

Christian Nansen
2018-2019 Ag $161,443
Alternatives to soil fumigants in California's fresh market carrot production UC Riverside

J�rn Becker
2017-2018 Ag $185,255
Utility of Brassica crops for nematode suppression by biofumigation and co-cropping in walnut orchards UC Riverside

Andreas Westphal
2017-2018 Ag $256,425
New Fruit Fly Attractants to Reduce Pesticide use in Eradication Programs USDA

Spencer Walse
2017-2018 Ag $75,000
Development of site-specific management of soil pests using molecular quantification, remote sensing, and field scouting UC Riverside

Alex Putman
2017-2018 Ag $485,314
Optimizing Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation for Management of Prunus Replant Problems USDA

Greg Browne
2016-2017 Ag $230,000
Improved Management of Alfalfa Weevil in California Alfalfa to Facilitate Water Quality Protection and Sustainability UC Davis

Larry Godfrey
2016-2017 Ag $280,646
Rapid detection and damage threshold analysis - decision making tools for nematode management in carrots UC Davis

Amanda Hodson
2016-2017 Ag $236,845
Further research on the potential for soil fumigant use reduction in CA using grafted tomatoes UCANR

Brenna Aegerter
2016-2017 Ag $106,332
Suppression of plant-parasitic nematodes with digestates from anaerobic fermenters UC Riverside

Andreas Westphal
2016-2017 Ag $243,196
Integrating Plant Horticulture and Soilborne Disease Control by Methyl Bromide Alternatives for Strawberries UC Cooperative Extension, Santa Cruz

Mark Bolda
2015-2016 Ag $167,621
Integrated Approaches to Replace Methyl Bromide in Strawberry Production: Strategies for Soilborne Disease Management UC Davis

Krishna Subbarao
2015-2016 Ag $400,000
Evaluation of Alternatives to Soil Fumigants and Diallyl Disulfide for the Management of White Rot in Allium Crops UC Davis

Rob Wilson
2015-2016 Ag $107,577
Enhancing Biological Control of Citrus Pests with Improved Ant Control Technologies UC Riverside

Dong Hwan Choe
2015-2016 Ag $424,802
Optimizing Solarization-Based Technologies as Sustainable Alternatives to Soil Fumigation UC Regents ANR

James Stapleton
2014-2015 Ag $299,992
Development of a Mobile Steam Applicator to Replace Fumigants for Strawberry UC Davis

Steven Fennimore
2014-2015 Ag $294,612
Improving Efficacy of Biologically Mediated Soilborne Disease Management in Strawberry by the Use of Reduced Rate Fumigations The California Strawberry Commission

Dan Legard
2014-2015 Ag $298,472
Determining the Impacts of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes and Soil Fumigation on Pistachio Growth UC Cooperative Extension, Merced

David Doll
2014-2015 Ag $74,384
Managing Nematode Parasitism and Prunus Replant Disease with Spot Fumigation and Rootstocks UC Cooperative Extension, Merced

David Doll
2014-2015 Ag $108,433
Integrated pesticide reduction strategies for insect and disease management in cole crops UC Santa Cruz

Carol Shennan
2013-2014 Ag $399,304
Methyl bromide alternatives for strawberry nurseries UC Davis

Lynn Epstein
2013-2014 Ag $153,289
Reduced risk approaches to manage maggot pests in cole crops in the central coast UC Regents ANR

Shimat Villanassery Joseph
2013-2014 Ag $302,542
Reducing dependence pre-plant soil fumigation in almond and stone fruit orchards USDA-ARS

Greg Browne
2013-2014 Ag $130,578

For content questions, contact:
Jill Townzen
Department of Pesticide Regulation
Pest Management and Licensing Branch
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 324-6174
Fax: (916) 324-9006