March 1st 2011 Issue

Will the new pest go after grapes?

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Grape growers learn to identify spotted wing drosophila at a Washington State Grape Society meeting.

Preliminary tests conducted last fall [...]

Bunch rot strategy for 2011

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PHOTO COURTESY OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY

For Washington grape growers who had a bunch rot problem in 2010, efforts to get [...]

Good Job

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Jim and Rose King, at left, and John and Betsy King, right, pose with their award and the National [...]

Old pesticides wanted

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Bins should not be used for storing pesticides. The Department of Agriculture can bring all the necessary [...]

Botrytis comes to dry Washington

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Latent infections inside a cluster can take over the bunch by harvest time.
PHOTO COURTESY OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Last year’s [...]

Stinkbugs on the move

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Adult brown marmorated stinkbugs feed on ripe peaches, a preferred fruit. [...]

Cougarblight model updated

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Washington State University is working to help growers be better prepared to fight fireblight. Washington [...]

Will the new pest go after grapes?

By |March 1st, 2011|

Grape growers learn to identify spotted wing drosophila at a Washington State Grape Society meeting.
Photo by Melissa Hansen

Preliminary [...]

Good Stuff

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The Digi-Test is a new instrument for assessing the internal quality of apples. It probes deeper into [...]

Sap beetles attacked Michigan cherries

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The strawberry sap beetle was one of three species identified in cherry orchards. The other two were [...]