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Aquatic weed control

Patten, K., O’Casey, C., & Metzger, C. (2017). Large-Scale Chemical Control of Smooth Cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) in Willapa Bay, WA: Towards Eradication and Ecological Restoration. Invasive Plant Science and Management10(3), 284-292.Ref.: Ms. No. PONE-D-17-02074

Patten, K.  2015. Imazamox control of invasive Japanese eelgrass: efficacy and nontarget impacts.   Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 53:185-189.

Patten, K. D. and C. O’Casey.  2007.  Shorebird and waterfowl usage of Willapa Bay, Washington in response to invasive Spartina control efforts.  Journal of Field Ornithology.  78.  395-400.

Patten, K.D. 2007. Parrotfeather Milfoil (Myriophyllum Aquaticum) – Assessment of Management Alternatives. Final Progress Report to Washington State Department of Ecology.

Patten, K.   Invasive Spartina in west coast estuaries.  2006. Current.   The Journal of Marine Education 21(2), 27-31.

Patten, K.   2003.   Persistence and non-target impact of imazapyr associated with smooth cordgrass control in an estuary.  Journal of Aquatic Plant Management (41:1-5).

Hedge, P. L. Kriwoken, and K. Patten.  2003.  A review of Spartina management in Washington, USA.  J. Aquatic Plant Management.  (41.82-90).

Patten, K.  2002.  Smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) control with imazapyr.  Weed Tech. 16:826-832.

Patten, K.  2018.  PNW Weed Control Handbook.  Aquatic Weed Control


Patten, K. 2014. The Impacts of Nonnative Japanese Eelgrass (Zostera japonica) on Commercial Shellfish Production in Willapa Bay, WA. Agricultural Sciences. Published Online.  SciRes.

Moser, M. L., Patten, K., Corbett, S. C., Feist, B. E., & Lindley, S. T. (2017). Abundance and distribution of sturgeon feeding pits in a Washington estuary. Environmental Biology of Fishes100(5), 597-609

Ruesink, J. Freshley, N. Herrold, S, Trimble, A. and Patten K. 2014. Influence of Substrate Type on Non-Native Clam Recruitment in Willapa Bay, Washington, USA, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 459 (2014): 23–30.

Booth, S., Patten, K., New l.  Response of Estuarine Benthic Invertebrates to Large-Scale Field Applications of Imidacloprid”, submitted 11/2017 for publication in Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, accepted 12/2017 pending revision.


Murray, K., Jepson, P. Bouska, C., Patten, K. 2017.  Integrated Pest Management Strategic Plan for Oregon and Washington Cranberries. NIFA-USDA. pp 48.

Patten, K.    2018.  PNW Weed Control Handbook.  Cranberry Chapter.

Patten, K.    2018.  Insect Control Handbook.  Cranberry Chapter.

Patten, K.  & C. Daniels  2018.   Cranberry Pest Management Guide.  EB0845E.

Patten, K. & P. Bristow. 2017.  Rose Bloom pp. In Compendium of blueberry and cranberry diseases.

Caruso, F. L.  et al. (eds.)  APS Press, St. Paul MN.  231 pp (revised).

Patten. K & P. Bristow. 2017.  Twig Blight.  In Compendium of blueberry and cranberry diseases.  Caruso, F. L. et al. (eds.) APS Press, St. Paul MN.  231 pp (revised).

Patten, K. & P. Bristow.  2017.  Physiological (sterile) breakdown.  pp. In Compendium of blueberry and cranberry diseases.  Caruso, F. L.  et al. (eds.) APS Press, St. Paul MN.  231 pp.

Steffan, J. Lee, M. Singleton, A. Vilaire, D. Walsh, L. Lavine, C. Metzger, K. Patten. 2013. Susceptibility of cranberries to Drosophila suzukii. Journal of Economic Entomology. 106(6):2424-2427.

Patten, K. D.  2009.  Cranberry Pest Management with OP Alternative Insecticides.  Acta Horticulturae. 810:411-416

Davenport, J.R. DeMoranville, C.J. Hart, J. Kumidini, S. Patten, K. Poole, A. and Roper, T.R. 2003. Spatial and temporal variability of cranberry soil pH. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 626:323-336.

Hanson, E. C. Demoranville, B. Little, D. Amcarthur, J. Painchaud. and K. D. Patten.  2000.  Chemical characteristics of water used for cranberry production.  Hortscience. 10:603-607.

DeMoranville, C. J. Davenport, K. Patten, T. Roper, B. Strik, N. Vorsa and A. Poole.  1996.  Fruit mass development in 3 cranberry cultivars and five production regions. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 121(4):680-685.

Patten, K.  and R. Macfarlane.  1997.  Food sources in the management of bumblebee populations around cranberry marshes.  Proceedings of International Symposium on Pollination, ed. K. W. Richards.  Acta Hort 437.  pp. 239-243.

Novy, R. G. N. Vorsa, and K. Patten.  1996.  Identifying genotypic heterogeneity in ‘McFarlin’ cranberry: A randomly-amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and phenotypic analysis.  J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 121(2):210-215.

Proebsting, E. L. D. Ophardt, W. E. Howell, G. I. Mink, and K. D. Patten.  1995.  Variation in horticultural traits of `Bing’ sweet cherry associated with ilarvirus infection.  HortScience 30(2):333-335. (1,3)

Wright, G. C. K. D. Patten, and M. C. Drew.  1995.  Labeled sodium (22NA+) uptake and translocation in rabbiteye blueberry exposed to sodium chloride and supplemental calcium.  J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 120(2):177-182.

Patten, K.  D. and J. Wang.  1994.  Cranberry yield and fruit quality reduction caused by weed competition.  HortScience 29(10):1127-1130.

Patten, K.  D. and J. Wang.  1994.  Leaf removal and terminal bud size affect the fruiting habits of cranberry.  HortScience 29(9):997-998.

Patten, K. J. Wang, F. Katz, D. Riemer, C. Kusek, and H. Hopen.  1994.  Cranberry tolerance to clopyralid.  HortScience 29(10):1131-1132.

Macfarlane, R. P. K. Patten, L. A. Royce, and D. Mayer.  1994.  Management potential of sixteen North American bumble bee species.  Melanderia 50:1-12.

Macfarlane, R. P. K. D. Patten, and D. Mayer.  1994.  Evaluation of commercial bumble bee colonies for cranberry pollination.  Melanderia 50:13-19.)

Mayer, D. F. K. D. Patten, and R. P. Macfarlane.  1994.  Pear pollination with managed bumble bee (Hymenoptera:Apidae) colonies.  Melanderia 50:20-23.

Mayer, D. F. K. D. Patten, R. P. Macfarlane, and C. H. Shanks.  1994.  Differences between susceptibility of four pollinator species (Hymenoptera:Apoidea) to field weathered insecticide residues.  Melanderia 50:24-27.

Patten, K.  and J. Wang.  1994.  Metham sodium controls false lily-of-the-valley (Maianthemum dilatatum) in cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon).  Weed Tech. 8(2):270-276.

Norman, M. A. K. D. Patten, and S. Gurusiddaiah.  1994.  Evaluation of a phytotoxin(s) from Pseudomonas syringae for weed control in cranberries.  HortScience 29(12):1475-1477.

Cockfield, S. D. S. M. Fitzpatrick, K. Patten, D. Henderson, T. Dittl, A. Poole, C. Shanks, and D. L. Mahr.  1994.  Modeling of blackheaded fireworm (Lepidoptera:  Tortricidae) oviposition and pheromone-trap catches.  J. Econ. Entom. 87(3):787-792.

Other Staff Articles

Metzger C, Boydston R, Ferguson H, Williams MM II, Zack R, Walsh D. 2008. Interactions between population density of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, and herbicide rate for suppression of solanaceous weeds. pp. Journal of Insect Science 8:38, available online: