Performance report

By |July 1st, 2013|

After a year of work, the team of researchers developing Solid-Set Canopy Delivery Systems has issued its first report—and [...]

Surround might deter stinkbugs

By |June 1st, 2013|

The brown marmorated stinkbug is a challenge to control for any fruit grower, and organic growers have the fewest [...]

SWD challenges growers

By |May 15th, 2013|

Unlike the common drosophila flies, spotted wing drosophila will attack cherries before they are ripe.
PHOTO BY PETER SHEARER, [...]

Your management program matters

By |April 15th, 2013|

LEFT: Above left: Adult A. mali are affected by most of the tested reduced-risk pesticides. RIGHT: The parasitic wasp [...]

Choose your poison carefully

By |April 15th, 2013|

A barn owl nesting box at Omeg Orchards. Notice the metal underneath the box that’s used to prevent raccoons [...]

Calculating the value of biological control

By |April 1st, 2013|

Washington State University entomologist Dr. Stan Hoyt developed integrated mite control in the late 1960s (see “How integrated mite [...]

How integrated mite control works

By |April 1st, 2013|

One of the keys to integrated mite control was that the western predatory mite Typhlodromus occidentalis could effectively control [...]

One last Guthion spray

By |March 1st, 2013|

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

Why the National Organic Standards Board made its decision

By |February 15th, 2013|

In 2011, when the National Organic Standards Board made a formal recommendation to the National Organic Program to permit [...]

Behind the scenes at the NOSB

By |February 15th, 2013|

Harold Austin

In April, the National Organic Standards Board will decide whether organic apple and pear growers in the United [...]