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WSU wants to hear from you on its new web site

  • March 19th, 2014
Washington State University is developing a new informational website focused on tree fruit, with an emphasis on the Pacific Northwest. The university is asking people to contribute to that process by filling out a brief survey on their needs and interests.

Clearing House to poll members on consolidation plan

  • February 14th, 2014
Members of the Washington Growers Clearing House Association’s board of directors will discuss a tree fruit industry consolidation plan at their annual meeting on Thursday (February 20) in Wenatchee.
  • Grape growers recognize industry leaders

Grape growers recognize industry leaders

  • February 14th, 2014
The Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers recognized Rick Hamman for his viticultural skills and presented him with its Erick Hanson Memorial Grower of the Year Award. Hamman has assisted Washington grape growers since 1999 when he left Colorado State University as extension viticulturist to join Hogue Cellars in Prosser.

Washington State fruit consolidation plan advances

  • January 23rd, 2014
The boards of four Washington organizations will vote in the next few weeks on whether to go ahead with a plan to consolidate into a new organization called the Washington Tree Fruit Association

Rodent bait station

  • January 21st, 2014

Example of the do-it-yourself bait station. Growers can easily build [...]

Trapping unwanted birds

  • January 21st, 2014

Mike Omeg shows the sparrow repeater trap to growers during a workshop [...]

Bringing back bluebirds

  • January 21st, 2014

The western bluebird is an insectivore, with more than two-thirds of its [...]

Pear IPM tools

  • January 21st, 2014

Time pear psylla sprays for the nymph (middle of photo) and early [...]

Monitor your pests

  • January 21st, 2014

A good pest-monitoring program can help growers keep the cost of pest control down [...]

Buena Salud

  • January 21st, 2014

El programa de monitoreo de la colinesteraza fue dictado por la Corte Suprema del [...]

Good Stuff

  • January 21st, 2014

Left: The AVSealer with true temperature control; Right top: Spectrum Technologies’s WaterScout [...]

Rain, rain, go away

  • January 21st, 2014

Michigan State University’s John Wise uses a rain chamber to measure the [...]

Good to Know

  • January 21st, 2014

A prototype of the clear delta codling moth trap developed in 2008 [...]

Too hot to handle

  • January 21st, 2014

Cutworms come out at night to feed on grape buds.

Pyrethroid barrier trunk sprays have [...]

Exports complicate pest control

  • January 21st, 2014

Pest management has become extremely complex—not just because of new products that work differently [...]

Clearwing moth spreading

  • January 21st, 2014

Left: Adult apple clearwing. Right: Larvae burrow under tree bark for almost [...]

Learning new tactics

  • January 21st, 2014

Dr. Jay Brunner, Washington State University entomologist, right, explains the IPM strategies [...]

Putting bats to work

  • January 21st, 2014

Bats eat a variety of night-flying insects, including codling moth. [...]

Making it pay

  • January 21st, 2014

Growers attending a beneficial bird workshop at Omeg Orchards, The Dalles, Oregon, [...]