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
The Raven spray controller has brought major improvements to orchard spraying.
Courtesy Blueline Equipment
A major breakthrough in orchard spray technology in the last decade has been a rate control system that automatically calibrates sprayers during spraying,
This Washington State University weather station in Tonasket is part of the AgWeatherNet service, providing growers with detailed environmental data.
courtesy washington state university
More precise integrated pest management practices go hand in hand with accurate weather
As of spring 2011, growers in eastern Washington have several new fungicides at their disposal for managing powdery mildew.
For cherry growers, new products include Adament (tebuconazole + trifloxystrobin), Quash (metconazole), and Unicorn (tebuconazole + sulfur).