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).
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
Leafroller larvae form webs and use them to curl leaves into protective structures.
Photo Courtesy Of Washington State University
Obliquebanded leafroller has been increasing as a problem in tart cherries in recent years, where the black-headed green
Recent Washington State grower experiences of finding disease in a vineyard planted with certified stock have highlighted the weaknesses of state plant health certification programs and the need for program improvement.
“We thought we had something
When apple breeders in New Jersey, Indiana, and Illinois came together in 1926 to form the Purdue-Rutgers-Illinois university collaboration called PRI, their number-one goal was to create new apple varieties that were scab resistant.