March 1st 2009 Issue

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, [...]

Good Health

By |March 1st, 2009|

The cholinesterase-monitoring program was mandated by the Washington State Supreme Court in 2002 as a system to warn handlers [...]

Trapping unwanted birds

By |March 1st, 2009|

Mike Omeg shows the sparrow repeater trap to growers during a workshop last fall at Omeg Orchards. [...]

Good Stuff

By |March 1st, 2009|

Left: The AVSealer with true temperature control; Right top: Spectrum Technologies’s WaterScout sensor; Bottom: Control weeds without [...]

Scouting pays

By |March 1st, 2009|

Pest monitoring is an additional expense but one that pays dividends, orchard pest consultants [...]

Bringing back bluebirds

By |March 1st, 2009|

The western bluebird is an insectivore, with more than two-thirds of its diet coming from insects. [...]

Good Point – Jay F. Brunner

By |March 1st, 2009|

High-density fruiting walls will facilitate better spray coverage. The future of integrated pest management will [...]

Family history shapes Gilbert Cellars

By |March 1st, 2009|

Sean Gilbert may be a principal player when it comes to his fledgling winery, Gilbert Cellars, but it’s his [...]

How to build a bat house

By |March 1st, 2009|

This bat house that Mike Omeg bought from BCI will hold 300 to 400 bats. The cost [...]

Too hot to handle

By |March 1st, 2009|

Cutworms come out at night to feed on grape buds. Pyrethroid barrier trunk sprays [...]