Pest Management

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.

Drosophila is here to stay

By |May 23rd, 2014|

Better traps should help growers determine when to spray for spotted wing drosophila.

Season-long mildew control?

By |May 23rd, 2014|

A build-up of spores after harvest can increase disease pressure the next year.

SWD bugs California growers

By |May 20th, 2014|

In California’s climate, spotted wing drosophila thrives during the winter.

Michigan growers wary of spotted wing drosophila

By |May 20th, 2014|

A trapping program is vital so growers know where the spotted wing drosophila is and when.

Merivon labeled in New York

By |May 20th, 2014|

Merivon fungicide has been registered for use on pome and stone fruit in New York. In field trials, it [...]

New pest has racing stripes

By |May 20th, 2014|

The African fig fly, a relative of the spotted wing drosophila, is bigger and more competitive.