Pest Management

Prune out dead crab apple tissue

By |October 15th, 2014|

Reduce disease risk by pruning crab apple trees.

Research tackles decay issue

By |October 15th, 2014|

A new project will focus on controlling decay and finding pollinizers that are not disease hosts.

Chose plant material wisely

By |October 15th, 2014|

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates will plant nematode-resistant rootstocks for the first time in Washington on a small scale.

Inmates help with grape research

By |September 12th, 2014|

Most spider mite research projects involve the tedious work of counting spider mites—peering down a microscope to count tiny [...]

New spider mite found in Washington

By |September 12th, 2014|

Willamette spider mite has been detected for the first time in Washington grapes.

OSU hopes to fill David Sugar’s research position

By |September 3rd, 2014|

Growers and other stakeholders will meet on September 9 at Oregon State University’s Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center [...]

Eastern growers plant new pear

By |September 3rd, 2014|

Canadians are planting fire blight-resistant Harovin Sundown at high densities using biaxis trees.

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 [...]