March 15th 2013 Issue

WA 38 will have a name

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The commercialization plan for WA 38 will be different than for its first release, WA 2.

Washington State University is [...]

Integrated Crop Pollination

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Honeybees have probably the largest and most loyal following of any insects in the animal kingdom. Honey is considered [...]

Working with copper

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Copper is a potent spray chemical, useful on many stone and pome fruits. It is active against bacterial diseases [...]

Focus on next season

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The 2012 Northwest cherry season was a challenging one, but growers need to focus on next season and not [...]

Codling moth: It’s what’s for dinner.

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A sterilized carabid beetle before gut dissection.
Angela Gadino, WSU

Do you ever wonder what those earwigs, spiders, and other [...]

Bee Care Center

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Bayer CropScience has begun construction of its North American Bee Care Center at its headquarters in Research Triangle Park, [...]

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The Top 5: What growers can do to improve pollination success

By |March 15th, 2013|

Inspect the bees you receive. A strong hive should have enough adult bees to cover eight to ten frames.

Honeybees [...]

What could replace Manchurian?

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The apple industry uses Manchurian crab as a pollinizer because of its compatibility with the major apple varieties. This [...]

Conserving wild pollinators

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PHOTO COURTESY OF MARY ANN FRAZIER

Cornell University has a new publication called Wild Pollinators of Eastern Apple Orchards and [...]

Living with cherry diseases

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Little cherry disease made a dramatic resurgence in Washington in 2010 and has since spread rapidly. These Sweetheart cherries [...]