May 15th 2014 Issue

The lure of a better fly trap

By |May 28th, 2014|

USDA researchers identified specific volatiles that attract spotted wing drosophila.

Drosophila is here to stay

By |May 23rd, 2014|

Better traps should help growers determine when to spray for spotted wing drosophila.

Pest control costs are rising for tart cherry growers

By |May 23rd, 2014|

Preliminary figures indicate a $265 per acre rise, compared to a 2010 survey.

Season-long mildew control?

By |May 23rd, 2014|

A build-up of spores after harvest can increase disease pressure the next year.

Overcoming cherry fatigue

By |May 23rd, 2014|

Marketers strategize about how to keep consumers buying cherries in the late season.

Consistent cherry pack with technology

By |May 23rd, 2014|

New technology allows California packers to manage new varieties more effectively.

SWD bugs California growers

By |May 20th, 2014|

In California’s climate, spotted wing drosophila thrives during the winter.

Michigan growers wary of spotted wing drosophila

By |May 20th, 2014|

A trapping program is vital so growers know where the spotted wing drosophila is and when.

Washington vineyards, orchards change hands

By |May 20th, 2014|

Sagemoor’s cherries, apples, plus well-established wine grapes attract new owners.

California cherry packers ready for new lines

By |May 20th, 2014|

Two northern California cherry packers are using new grading and sorting technology for the 2014 cherry season. Both held [...]