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.
Photo by Melissa Hansen

Preliminary [...]

A primer on Botrytis cinerea

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Dr. Wayne Wilcox of Cornell University says Botrytis cinerea as a weak pathogen that [...]

Old pesticides wanted

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

Bunch rot strategy for 2011

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PHOTO COURTESY OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY For Washington grape growers who had a bunch rot problem [...]

Cougarblight model updated

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

Washington State University’s Cougarblight model is [...]

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 [...]

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 dusky and [...]

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. Photo by Melissa [...]

Obliquebanded leafroller bugs tart cherry growers

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Leafroller larvae form webs and use them to curl leaves into protective structures.
Photo Courtesy Of Washington State University

Obliquebanded [...]

Old pesticides wanted

By |March 1st, 2011|

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