March 1st 2012 Issue

Trapping for grape mealybug

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Brian Bahder transfers a first-instar grape mealybug from a grapevine leafroll-diseased Concord vine to a healthy Concord vine to [...]

Biocontrol is fragile

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These four creatures have survived pesticide treatments to become the most important biocontrol agents in eastern apple orchards. There [...]

New pesticide safety guide released

By |March 1st, 2012|

Many practical ideas to solve everyday problems with pesticide handling have been invented and used by growers throughout Washington [...]

New options for fireblight control

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Fireblight in apple.

New products could be registered in the United States this season to manage fireblight in apples and [...]

Parallel PEAKS

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Orchardist John McQuaig hopes hisbook will help people hold onto their dreams and keep heading upward in their business [...]

Reduced risk?

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A three-year study just completed in Michigan apple orchards showed that reduced-risk pesticides—which growers are now adopting—are more damaging [...]

Stinkbug poses BIG THREAT

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

Stinkbugs found in sweet cherries

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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

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

New pest keeps industry guessing

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