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Fruit IPM Research Priorities

2005-2006 Fruit IPM Stakeholder Research Priorities for New York State
Tree Fruit Grape Berry
Based on grower stakeholder input. Compiled by Juliet Carroll and Greg Loeb, Fruit IPM Working Group, with support from Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators and Faculty.
Tree Fruit Rank
(31 to 1)
Fungicide resistance management and monitoring for apple scab and powdery mildew 25.67
Weed biology and management in orchards 21.17
Postharvest decay and mycotoxin management 20.58
Evaluation of sprayers, drift, canopy management and coverage issues. 19.58
Fire blight management using blossom blight models 19.17
Internal lepidoptera biology and management 17.75
Bacterial canker biology and management on stone fruits 16.92
Flyspeck & sooty blotch biology and management 16.42
Insecticide resistance management and monitoring for insects 15.92
Obliquebanded leafroller biology and management 15.83
Develop Integrated Production Management - IFP 15.17
Apple scab management in wet years 15.17
Apple scab ascospore maturity 15.17
Fire blight management of shoot blight phase 15.08
IPM cost reduction 14.50
Effect of pesticides on predatory mite conservation 14.42
Interaction between herbicide phytotoxicity, winter injury & other factors contributing to decline in high density apple plantings 14.17
Replacements for organophosphates, carbamates, pyrethroids 13.83
Tarnished plant bug biology and management 13.58
Dogwood borer biology and management 12.83
Groundwater-risky products: replacement or other options 12.08
Development and testing of alternative materials and non-pesticide options for pest and crop management 12.00
Wooly apple aphid biology and management 9.25
Southwest injury on stone fruits 8.67
Abandoned orchards as reservoirs for pests 8.33
Integrated management of phytophagous mites 7.17
Stink bug biology and management 7.00
Organic production methods 6.58
Plant bug & mullein bug biology and management 6.50
Fabraea leaf spot biology and management on pear 6.17
X-disease biology and management 5.67
Pesticide phytotoxicity on stone fruit 3.17
Compatibility chart for new materials 3.17
Pheromone mating disruption effectiveness 3.08
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Grape Rank
(28 to 1)
Powdery mildew biology and management 17.29
Fungicide resistance management 14.56
Downy mildew biology and management 13.31
Botrytis bunch rot biology and management 12.60
Phomopsis biology and management 11.00
Organic and/or low-input methods 9.96
Grape berry moth biology and management alternatives 9.79
Integration of biological & chemical controls 9.52
IPM strategies to help prevent outbreaks of a single pest or disease 9.23
Integrated disease management 9.19
Development and testing of alternative materials and non-pesticide options 8.75
Environmentally sound and economically feasible weed management 8.71
Insecticide resistance management 8.60
Grape cane borer biology and management 8.38
Black rot biology and management 8.13
Crown gall biology and management 7.92
Optimization of spray inputs for disease management 7.85
Environmentally sound and economically feasible controls that will improve or maintain quality 7.60
Row-middle weed management (cover crops) 7.23
Asian lady beetle biology and management 6.83
European red mite biology and management 6.81
Strategies for use of sulfur and copper 6.65
Under-row weed management to preserve suckers 6.44
Vertebrate management: deer, turkeys, birds 6.15
Economic injury in relation to wine/juice quality 6.06
Evaluation of sprayers, canopy management and fruit coverage issues 5.15
Viral diseases and management 4.40
Asian lady beetle wine taint prevention 3.94
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Berry Rank
(24 to 1)
Weed management in all berries 23.73
Bird management 18.73
Strawberry: herbicides, decline, and soil health 16.73
Winter injury management on blackberry and blueberry 15.82
Tarnished plant bug biology and management on strawberries and brambles 15.55
Development and testing of alternative materials and non-pesticide options for pest management 15.09
Anthracnose biology and management on strawberry 15.00
Mummy berry biology and management on blueberry 14.36
Cranberry fruit worm and cherry fruit worm biology and management on blueberry 12.45
Replant problems on strawberry and raspberry 12.36
Slug management in strawberries 12.18
Plastic mulch disposal issues 11.91
Sap beetle biology and management in strawberry and brambles 11.82
Japanese beetle biology and management 11.09
Biodegrabable mulches during establishment 11.00
Phomopsis biology and management on blueberry 9.91
Organic production methods 9.55
Black vine weevil and scarab beetle biology and management in strawberry 9.36
Weeds as alternate hosts for nematodes 8.64
Two-spotted spider mites in strawberry & raspberry 8.00
Crown borer biology and management in brambles 6.55
Raspberry cane borer biology and management 5.91
Imported currant worm biology and management on Ribes 5.09
Currant aphid management on Ribes 5.00
Black root rot on strawberry 2.91
Economic thresholds for leaf spot, leaf scorch & powdery mildew on strawberry 2.91
Cane blight in red raspberries 2.82
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