Insects and mites

The latest on dealing with spider mites in vineyards

By |February 27th, 2014|

Two-spotted spider mite has the capability to develop tolerance to miticides in wine grapes.

Monitoring, managing codling moth clearly and precisely

By |January 21st, 2014|

A research report from Alan Knight, USDA–Wapato; Loys Hawkins and Kathleen McNamara, Bear Creek Orchards, Oregon; and
Rick Hilton, [...]

Attack when pest defenses are down

By |November 18th, 2013|

Research findings at the University of California, Davis, might help growers apply insecticides to control spotted wing drosophila when [...]

Pests ­modified with lethal genes

By |November 18th, 2013|

A  British biotechnology company is developing a novel new way to control insect pests. Called RIDL, which stands for Release [...]

Preparing for change

By |October 18th, 2013|

When Dr. Stefano Musacchi arrived in Washington State in August, he knew the expectations were high.

Musacchi, a world-renowned pomologist [...]

Citizen scientists needed to count stinkbugs

By |September 10th, 2013|

The scientists working to conquer brown marmorated stinkbug are looking for homeowner volunteers in the Mid-Atlantic States to count [...]

Grape IPM guide available

By |September 9th, 2013|

Pacific Northwest extension specialists recently released a new field guide for vineyardists that provides information about general vineyard management [...]

Pest management requires precise tools

By |September 1st, 2013|

Over the years, fruit growers have traded in their shotgun-like pest control tools for more precise rifle-like tools and [...]

New spray concept proves feasible

By |September 1st, 2013|

If we had to irrigate orchards by pulling tanks of water down the alleys, would we do it?

We do [...]

Growers need to adjust sprayers for deposition and drift

By |September 1st, 2013|

Precise application of pesticides in orchards provides growers with better crop protection, less environmental pollution, and better use of [...]