Pest Management

Native plants attract beneficial insects

By |August 20th, 2014|

David James hopes to expand his research to more vineyards.

The increasing problem of yellow jackets and hornets

By |August 18th, 2014|

If yellow jackets and hornets seem more of a problem these days, it’s not your imagination.

Washington apple producers hope to resume exports to China

By |August 15th, 2014|

After being shut out of China for two seasons, some Washington apple producers will likely try to comply with [...]

What makes peach trees tick?

By |August 15th, 2014|

Ted DeJong has spent a career finding answers to that question.

Fresh Cab repels rodents

By |July 28th, 2014|

for indoor use to control mice and rats without poisons

Scientists work on paper-wasp lure

By |July 15th, 2014|

Though often confused with yellowjackets, paper wasps do not respond to the same bait.

Fourth cherry residue test results are available

By |July 14th, 2014|

For the fourth consecutive year, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has conducted a trial to provide the Northwest [...]

WSDA resumes traps to watch for moths that harm grape fields

By |June 13th, 2014|

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has resumed setting traps to detect any presence of four species of moths [...]

Leafroll virus is costly

By |May 29th, 2014|

Grapevine leafroll virus is very costly to growers, studies in major wine-grape-growing regions show.

Economists in New York, California, and [...]

The lure of a better fly trap

By |May 28th, 2014|

USDA researchers identified specific volatiles that attract spotted wing drosophila.