March 1st 2014 Issue

New varieties stabilize the market

By |March 5th, 2014|

Consumers are buying more apples and paying more for them.

New pests threaten IPM

By |March 5th, 2014|

Pest management programs have become softer and more stable over the past few decades, but new invasive pests could change that.

A humble leader (Video)

By |March 5th, 2014|

Throughout his career, WSU entomologist Jay Brunner has turned science into economic reality for Washington State tree fruit growers.

Attract and kill

By |March 3rd, 2014|

Michigan researchers have designed a device for oriental fruit moth.

Save money by applying pesticides where it’s needed

By |March 3rd, 2014|

Perimeter sprays: Growers can save money applying pesticides only where they’re most needed.

Bird vs. bird

By |March 3rd, 2014|

Raptors seem to instill panic and lasting fear in nuisance birds.

Scare tactics: Bird management

By |March 3rd, 2014|

Birds know when fruit is ripe, and it’s hard to convince them to stay away.

Options for codling moth control

By |March 3rd, 2014|

Three years of research found little difference between hand-applied and canister-released pheromone dispensers for disrupting codling moth mating.

Stinkbug derails IPM

By |March 3rd, 2014|

Researchers fine-tune methods to control brown marmorated stinkbug.

Stinkbug monitoring tools are a high priority

By |March 3rd, 2014|

Researchers aren’t yet recommending that growers trap for stinkbug.