Pest Management

Drone ready to work in fruit

By |July 9th, 2015|

FAA approved Yamaha’s remote-controlled copter for agricultural use.

Stinging nettle is beneficial

By |July 7th, 2015|

Nettles provide habitat for natural enemies of pests.

Those rotten Honeycrisp

By |June 22nd, 2015|

Among the cultivar’s many problem features is exceptional susceptibility to fruit rots.

Cherries give fruit flies a boost

By |May 27th, 2015|

Spotted wing drosophila’s wide host range makes it difficult for orchardists to control the pest.

China’s ag agency says yes to all varieties of U.S. apples

By |May 26th, 2015|

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that China’s agriculture regulatory agency has allowed access for all U.S. apple varieties, according to

Is ‘Grape Virus Tax’ hitting your pocketbook?

By |May 26th, 2015|

A new study estimates the economic losses from grape leafroll disease.

Remove cherry virus infected trees quickly

By |May 26th, 2015|

There is no cure for little cherry virus. Removing trees will help stop it spreading.

WSU team taking on cherry disease

By |May 18th, 2015|

Little cherry virus 2 is spread by mealybugs

Chelsea Durfey, Young Grower from Sunnyside, Washington

By |April 30th, 2015|

I’ve had so many mentors... They’ve taught me about pruning, soil biology, bees, products, and applications, and there’s so much yet for me to learn.

Getting the most from compost

By |April 23rd, 2015|

Think years, not weeks, when calculating nitrogen release from compost.

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