Horticulture

Successful solutions

  • Developing effective pest management strategies to decrease losses and increase environmental sustainability of potato and vegetable production, including economically important pests such as wireworm, corn borer, and riazine resistant lamb’s quarters.
  • Developed the NELT™ trap (Noronha Elaterid Light Trap) for reducing wireworm populations by selectively trapping click beetles – the adult form of wireworms.
  • Conducting organic cropping system research on certified organic research land that includes reduced tillage and direct seeding practices and alternate weed control methods.
  • Evaluating hops and malting barley varieties and the optimal agronomic practices required for producers to supply the craft brewing industry in the region.