Pest Management

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 [...]

Research on rot is under way

By |February 26th, 2015|

Plant pathologist is working to determine if pruning and spraying crab apple trees effectively controls postharvest rots.

Red blotch knowledge grows

By |February 26th, 2015|

The search continues for possible vectors.

Armillaria resistance explored

By |February 26th, 2015|

Amur chokecherry, used as a rootstock, may protect stone fruits from Armillaria.

Mildew threatens cherries all season

By |February 26th, 2015|

Cherries become increasingly susceptible during the growing season.

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 [...]

New era in fire blight control

By |February 17th, 2015|

Organic growers face future without antibiotics for fire blight control.