March 1st 2011 Issue

Buffers would make orchards vulnerable

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If no-spray buffers proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency go into effect, orchardists will be unable to use critical

Researchers tackle apple weevil

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Small and black, the apple flea weevil looks a bit like its larger snout beetle relative, the plum

Defense strategies

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Brown marmorated stinkbug nymphs develop through five instars, all feeding on fruit. Nymphs and adults cause both external and internal

Good Job

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Jim and Rose King, at left, and John and Betsy King, right, pose with their award and the National Cherry

Rainfastness of pesticides varies

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Folklore says that after a heavy rainfall, you might as well get your sprayer out and reapply your insecticides. For

Grower battles bug

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PHOTO BY TRACY LESKEY

Gerrardstown, West Virginia, apple grower George Behling is one very concerned grower. He first saw this stinkbug

Stinkbugs on the move

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Adult brown marmorated stinkbugs feed on ripe peaches, a preferred fruit.

New food safety law could swallow GAP programs

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When provisions of the new food safety law (the ­American Food Safety Modernization Act) are implemented, Good Agricultural Practice (GAP)

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