March 1st 2006 Issue

Obliquebanded leafroller displaces pandemis

By |March 1st, 2006|

The obliquebanded leafroller has displaced pandemis as the primary leafroller pest in north central Washington.

Mike Doerr, entomologist with Washington [...]

In Our View

By |March 1st, 2006|

Since the federal court decision in March 2003, the Washington Apple Commission has gone through some dramatic changes. The [...]

Grants available for mowing prunings

By |March 1st, 2006|

Cost-share grants are available to growers in north central Washington State for disposing of their annual pruning by means [...]

The sweet “smell” of pest control

By |March 1st, 2006|

Exposing plants to certain chemicals can arouse them to release their own aromas to warn each other of danger [...]

You can’t stop drift, but you can reduce the risks

By |March 1st, 2006|

All sprays drift, but pesticide users can reduce the impact of drift by using lower-risk pesticides. Dr. [...]

More pears expected from Argentina

By |March 1st, 2006|

The fruit importer Oppenheimer Group of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, expects to bring more pears into the United States [...]

New mites detected in Washington vineyards

By |March 1st, 2006|

Wine grape growers in Mattawa and the Yakima and Columbia Valleys were concerned in the summer of 2005 to [...]

Apple attractant not found yet

By |March 1st, 2006|

Researchers have been unable to duplicate whatever it is in apples that attracts codling moths. Dr. Peter Landolt, [...]

Lodi rules

By |March 1st, 2006|

Frustrated by low returns compared to their counterparts in the Napa Valley, wine grape growers in Lodi, California, are [...]

New controls for cherry pests

By |March 1st, 2006|

Oregon State University scientists, in the search for more selective alternatives to traditional broad-spectrum pesticides, are testing a variety [...]