Pest Management

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.

New grape virus in Washington

By |May 14th, 2014|

Don’t assume that red leaves mean grapevine leafroll virus — they could be symptoms of a new disease.

Pear growers have a strategy for pest management

By |May 14th, 2014|

A new pear pest management plan underlines the need for smaller trees and more efficient systems.