Brown rot surprises cherry growers

Tart cherry growers need to watch out for European brown rot as bloom arrives.

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  • Progress on biological control

Progress on biological control

  • March 3rd, 2014

Research to find a natural enemy that suppresses the brown marmorated stinkbug is showing promise, according to Oregon State University entomologists.

Biological control research led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with several state agriculture departments and state universities, is looking good, said Dr. Nik Wiman, OSU postdoctoral [...]

Cherry diseases require action

  • February 18th, 2014

The appearance of little cherry diseases calls for aggressive action, says Dr. Ken Eastwell, plant pathologist for Washington State University.

“When it comes to little cherry diseases, inaction is not an answer,” he said, adding that the disease can spread from infected trees to adjacent trees and ­neighboring orchards, causing [...]