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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Defense strategies

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

Stinkbugs on the move

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

A monitoring trap in a commercial apple orchard drew [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]