March 1st 2011 Issue

Botrytis comes to dry Washington

By |March 1st, 2011|

Latent infections inside a cluster can take over the bunch by harvest time.

Last year’s [...]

Stinkbugs on the move

By |March 1st, 2011|

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

Cougarblight model updated

By |March 1st, 2011|

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

By |March 1st, 2011|

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

Sap beetles attacked Michigan cherries

By |March 1st, 2011|

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

Old pesticides wanted

By |March 1st, 2011|

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

Defense strategies

By |March 1st, 2011|

Brown marmorated stinkbug nymphs develop through five instars, all feeding on fruit. Nymphs and adults cause both [...]