March 1st 2012 Issue

Stinkbug poses BIG THREAT

By |March 1st, 2012|

The dreaded brown marmorated stinkbug is gradually making its way towards major tree fruit and grape growing regions in [...]

Stinkbugs found in sweet cherries

By |March 1st, 2012|

Stinkbugs are likely to move into cherry orchards by mid- to late July.
Photo courtesy of washington state University

Stinkbugs [...]

New pests threaten Washington grapes

By |March 1st, 2012|

Doug Walsh, holding a mealybug pheromone trap, says that such traps have been used throughout the state to look [...]

New pest keeps industry guessing

By |March 1st, 2012|

A female spotted wing drosophila is about to enter a Contech apple cider vinegar trap. WSU scientists will be [...]

Tree Fruit Day in Olympia

By |March 1st, 2012|

Hort president David Douglas, left, and Jennifer Armen discussed tree fruit interests with Senator Linda Evans-Parlette in her Olympia [...]

Cherry committee up for renewal

By |March 1st, 2012|

Michigan tart cherry growers will cast mail-in ballots between March 12 and March 25 to determine whether the Michigan [...]

Last Bite–From refugee to cherry breeder

By |March 1st, 2012|

Dr. Charles Lapins selected the Lapins cherry more than 40 years ago.

Charles Lapins came to North America as a [...]

WSU recruiting

By |March 1st, 2012|

Washington State University is beginning the hiring process for two new endowed position supported by the special assessment that [...]

B.C. growers propose apple agency

By |March 1st, 2012|

Kirpal Boparai, president of the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association, says his priority is to get money into growers’ pockets.

How to conserve beneficials while fighting stinkbug

By |March 1st, 2012|

Penn State University entomologist Dr. David Biddinger provided some rules of thumb growers can apply so as not to [...]