March 1st 2013 Issue

Bryan Mrachek, Young Grower, March 1, 2014

By |March 6th, 2014|

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Bryan Mrachek / grower / Malaga, Washington

age / 27

family farm / Lucky Bohemian Farms, which is owned by Laura and Mike

Stinkbug is strong flier

By |March 1st, 2013|

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The stinkbug injects saliva into the fruit and then sucks out the juice, causing brown areas in the flesh that

Good to Know: New traps and lures for tree fruit pests

By |March 1st, 2013|

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Generations of growers have monitored the key pests in their orchards. Over the years, traps and lures available to growers

Shorten laterals to cut thinning costs

By |March 1st, 2013|

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Peach and nectarine trees will always set more fruit than the trees can size.
For most orchardists, thinning peach and nectarine

In My View: Optimistic about pears

By |March 1st, 2013|

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This winter, I was pleased to address a large number of growers at North Central Washington Pear Day in Wenatchee.

Last Bite: Do you know your pests?

By |March 1st, 2013|

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1    In which plant has the brown marmorated stinkbug been most commonly found in Oregon?
a.    Tree of heaven
b.    Hop
c.    Cherry
d.  

Bug pheromone studied

By |March 1st, 2013|

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In tree fruit pest management, most monitoring and mating disruption technologies are based on phero­mones that female insects release to

Topping shoots

By |March 1st, 2013|

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Retired veterinarian and horticulturist Dr. Tom Miller says topping shoots when they reach the trellis midwire will help avoid early

Bacterial canker

By |March 1st, 2013|

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The weather turned hot and dry—­conditions conducive to healing the cuts without making the canker situation worse. Then, the recommended

A new tool for IPM

By |March 1st, 2013|

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In recent years, the use of insect models has become an important tool in pest management. Current models help predict

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