March 1st 2011 Issue

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 [...]

Ready for drosophila

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Spotted wing drosophila larvae that hatch from eggs inside the fruit sometimes pop out and walk around [...]

Defense strategies

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

Rainfastness of pesticides varies

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Folklore says that after a heavy rainfall, you might as well get your sprayer out and reapply your insecticides. [...]

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 [...]

Play to win

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Oregon State University agricultural economist Clark Seavert, pictured in a high-density pear trial block at Hood River, [...]

Grower battles bug

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Gerrardstown, West Virginia, apple grower George Behling is one very concerned grower. He first saw this [...]

New food safety law could swallow GAP programs

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When provisions of the new food safety law (the ­American Food Safety Modernization Act) are implemented, Good Agricultural Practice [...]