March 1st 2012 Issue

Stinkbug poses BIG THREAT

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The dreaded brown marmorated stinkbug is gradually making its way towards major tree fruit and grape growing regions in ­Oregon

Stinkbugs found in sweet cherries

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Stinkbugs are likely to move into cherry orchards by mid- to late July.
Photo courtesy of washington state University

Stinkbugs in the

New pest keeps industry guessing

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A female spotted wing drosophila is about to enter a Contech apple cider vinegar trap. WSU scientists will be trapping

Cherry committee up for renewal

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Michigan tart cherry growers will cast mail-in ballots between March 12 and March 25 to determine whether the Michigan Cherry

WSU recruiting

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Washington State University is beginning the hiring process for two new endowed position supported by the special assessment that apple

How to conserve beneficials while fighting stinkbug

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Penn State University entomologist Dr. David Biddinger provided some rules of thumb growers can apply so as not to destroy

Biocontrol is fragile

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These four creatures have survived pesticide treatments to become the most important biocontrol agents in eastern apple orchards. There are

New pests threaten Washington grapes

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Doug Walsh, holding a mealybug pheromone trap, says that such traps have been used throughout the state to look for

Tree Fruit Day in Olympia

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Hort president David Douglas, left, and Jennifer Armen discussed tree fruit interests with Senator Linda Evans-Parlette in her Olympia office.
Jim

Last Bite–From refugee to cherry breeder

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Dr. Charles Lapins selected the Lapins cherry more than 40 years ago.

Charles Lapins came to North America as a farm

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