Insects and mites

Codling moth mating disruption reaches a milestone

By |March 5th, 2015|

Mating disruption of codling moth is used in 90 percent of all apples and pears grown in Washington State.

Let us (not) spray

By |March 3rd, 2015|

Entomologists test alternative ways of applying plant protection materials to trees.

New focus on leafhoppers

By |March 2nd, 2015|

Growers should add 20 percent to their count when using a hand lens on leafhoppers.

Living with spotted wing drosophila

By |March 1st, 2015|

Five years later, what have we learned?

Swiss scientists test nets

By |March 1st, 2015|

Swiss scientists have been testing netting as a way to exclude spotted wing drosophila from cherry orchards.

Researchers at the [...]

Predatory mite comes to light

By |February 27th, 2015|

The shift from broad-spectrum organophosphates to new classes of pesticides that are more selective appears to have caused a [...]

Tart cherries threatened

By |February 26th, 2015|

Entomologists in Michigan are still trying to determine whether spotted wing drosophila will be a significant tart cherry pest.

“We [...]

SWD research continues

By |February 25th, 2015|

Great progress has been made in the last five years in learning about spotted wing drosophila, but much more [...]

Concrete support: 2014 IFTA Italy

By |February 5th, 2015|

Across South Tyrol, growers use posts made of concrete, rather than wood.

Managing pests in wine grapes

By |January 5th, 2015|

Report contains wealth of information about pesticides.