March 1st 2013 Issue

Bug pheromone studied

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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

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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

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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

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

Good job

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Cherry blossoms being protected by ice during an early April cold snap. ­­Cherry orchard owned by Andy and Sheila Slinkard,

Enveloping vines in warmth

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Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is on the edge of being able to successfully ripen many traditional wine grape varieties. And when

One last Guthion spray

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Fruit growers in Michigan can use existing stocks of the insecticide azinphos-methyl (Guthion) one more time before it is phased

U.S. pears head to China

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The Pear Bureau Northwest is giving this framed God of Fortune poster to Chinese importers to demonstrate the profit opportunities

For the birds

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Preliminary estimates of bird damage to fruit crops made during 2012 show what fruit growers already know: Fruit production can

Extension leader has ambitious goals

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Dr. Des Layne, Washington State University’s new and first tree fruit extension team leader, began work on February 1 with

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