Pest Management

Grape prices, fungicide resistance likely heading up

By |November 17th, 2017|

The acreage of juice grapes in Washington continues to decline, but the price is likely to go up next year, said Trent Ball at the Washington State Grape Society annual meeting on Friday. Challenging growing seasons in Argentina, Spain, and California mean global supplies are down.

Oregon State looking for cherry growers to develop pest plan

By |November 15th, 2017|

Oregon State University is looking for sweet cherry growers in the Northwest to help develop a long-term Integrated Pest Management plan.

Riesling for those rainy days

By |November 15th, 2017|

Growers in the Finger Lakes figure out how to grow European grapes in challenging conditions.

Seeing red in the vineyard

By |October 27th, 2017|

Both biotic and abiotic causes can turn grape leaves red. Here’s what you should look for.

Scouting strategies

By |October 27th, 2017|

Your vineyard scouts probably aren’t sampling nearly as randomly as you think they are.

Organic apple production remains complicated in the Northeastern U.S.

By |October 26th, 2017|

Organic apple production remains complicated in the Northeastern U.S., but one grower has figured out how to make a profit on processing apples.

European Cherry Fruit Fly found in NY

By |October 16th, 2017|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture officials have confirmed that European Cherry Fruit Fly is now present in Niagara County, New York. The invasive pest was first detected in North America in Ontario, Canada, in 2015.

Mid-Columbia CORE pesticide training set

By |October 5th, 2017|

Mid-Columbia CORE pesticide training is scheduled for Dec. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop will be held in the Columbia Gorge Community College Lecture Hall, Building 2 in The Dalles.

The global fire blight fight

By |September 28th, 2017|

Belgian researchers at pcfruit are examining biocontrols and detection methods for fire blight.

Disease-seeking drone research

By |September 26th, 2017|

Belgian scientists research using drones, multispectral sensors to detect fire blight in pear orchards.

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