Pest Management

Survey finds no invasive grape moths

By |March 7th, 2015|

However, grape phylloxera was detected for the first time in a Wenatchee, Washington, vineyard.

Make the most of biocontrol

By |March 6th, 2015|

Beneficial insects and mites can play a role in controlling key orchard pests if they’re not exposed to harmful [...]

Birds are eating into profits

By |March 6th, 2015|

Honeycrisp growers in Washington say they lost $28 million to birds in one year.

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.

Crab apple pruning demos

By |March 2nd, 2015|

Two pruning demonstrations have been scheduled this month to help orchardists understand how to prune Manchurian crab apple trees [...]

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 [...]