Pennsylvania State University’s Dr. David Biddinger is a veteran in the army battling for better biocontrol, and it’s had its ups and downs. But it has made him confident that patience and diligence can pay
In the “usual” journalistic process, reporters find expert sources and ask questions, then ask additional questions as the answers dictate. This process did not work in developing this article.
On both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border,
A canker from the bacteria Pseudomonas syringae has developed in this young cherry tree.
Photo by Ken Johnson, OSU
With copper bactericides failing in some areas to control bacterial canker (Pseudomonas syringae) in cherries, growers will have
Soil fumigation, like this broadcast application, now requires that fumigation management plans be developed to include a long list of components.
The soil fumigation landscape has changed dramatically in the last few years. Effective postplant nematicides
Obliquebanded leafroller larva
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture
Tart cherry growers need to use a modern, effective insecticide to control obliquebanded leafroller about two weeks before harvest—or risk delivering a contaminated crop that may be rejected by the
Dead terminal shoots on apple trees caused by infection by fireblight bacteria.
COURTESY OF KERIK COX
Apple growers in New York State were not granted the Section 18 emergency use permit they requested from the U.S. Environmental
Penn State University entomologist Dr. David Biddinger provided some rules of thumb growers can apply so as not to destroy all natural enemies and the integrity of integrated pest management programs as they go about