March 1st 2009 Issue

Monitoring, managing codling moth clearly and precisely

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

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 [...]

Pear IPM tools

By |March 1st, 2009|

Time pear psylla sprays for the nymph (middle of photo) and early ­in-star stages. Pear [...]

Rodent-eating machines

By |March 1st, 2009|

A barn owl brings a gopher to the nearly grown owlets. Barn owls, described by [...]

Clearwing moth spreading

By |March 1st, 2009|

Left: Adult apple clearwing. Right: Larvae burrow under tree bark for almost two years, feeding on the [...]

Monitor your pests

By |March 1st, 2009|

A good pest-monitoring program can help growers keep the cost of pest control down while also minimizing the impact [...]