March 1st 2013 Issue

Good job

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Cherry blossoms being protected by ice during an early April cold snap. ­­Cherry orchard owned by Andy and Sheila [...]

Last Bite: Do you know your pests?

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1    In which plant has the brown marmorated stinkbug been most commonly found in Oregon?
a.    Tree of heaven

One last Guthion spray

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Fruit growers in Michigan can use existing stocks of the insecticide azinphos-methyl (Guthion) one more time before it is [...]

Bug pheromone studied

By |March 1st, 2013|

In tree fruit pest management, most monitoring and mating disruption technologies are based on phero­mones that female insects release [...]

For the birds

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Preliminary estimates of bird damage to fruit crops made during 2012 show what fruit growers already know: Fruit production [...]

Topping shoots

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Retired veterinarian and horticulturist Dr. Tom Miller says topping shoots when they reach the trellis midwire will help avoid [...]

Air volume should match canopy volume

By |March 1st, 2013|

As growers move to modern, high-density planting systems to improve yield and orchard management, they need to match the [...]

Bacterial canker

By |March 1st, 2013|

The weather turned hot and dry—­conditions conducive to healing the cuts without making the canker situation worse. Then, the [...]

Speak out

By |March 1st, 2013|

Proposed regulations to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act could bring dramatic changes to the growing, harvest, and packing [...]

A new tool for IPM

By |March 1st, 2013|

In recent years, the use of insect models has become an important tool in pest management. Current models help [...]