Pest management requires precise tools

By |September 1st, 2013|

Over the years, fruit growers have traded in their shotgun-like pest control tools for more precise rifle-like tools and [...]

Five ways to make sure people eat fewer peaches

By |July 1st, 2013|

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Grow just one variety. Growing one variety will limit your marketing season and the number of times consumers [...]

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 [...]

Science on the Hudson

By |May 15th, 2013|

Modern apple tree plantings have been made at the Hudson Valley Lab.
PHOTO BY RICHARD LEHNERT

Workers at Cornell University’s [...]

SWD in Europe

By |May 15th, 2013|

A female spotted wing drosophila lays eggs on a cherry.
PHOTO BY PETER SHEARER, OSU

Fluctuating populations of spotted wing [...]

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, [...]

Outreach: The final goal

By |May 15th, 2013|

Field horticulturists from Chelan Fruit Cooperative examine beneficial insects during a hands-on workshop offered in February. Inset: Angela Gadino [...]

Heavenly host

By |May 1st, 2013|

For brown marmorated stinkbugs, the tree of heaven appears to be just that—a heavenly place to live.

“They can live [...]

Pest pressures challenge organics future

By |May 1st, 2013|

The favorable climate and relatively low pest and disease pressure in the arid West have been blessings for organic [...]

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 [...]