Pest Management

Empire State Producers Expo: Wednesday wrapup

By |January 18th, 2017|

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A sparsely attended but lively discussion about H-2A guest workers highlighted Wednesday’s proceedings at the Empire State Producers Expo in

Problematic pairings with Geneva 935

By |January 13th, 2017|

Certain scion strains show mysterious tree decline symptoms when combined with Geneva 935 rootstocks.

Washington state expands apple maggot quarantine area

By |January 10th, 2017|

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After finding apple maggot in the southeastern corner of Lincoln County, the Washington State Department of Agriculture has expanded its

Insider tips to avoid growing an $8 box of fruit

By |January 10th, 2017|

Success from tree to market

B.C. pest management strategies build on deep roots

By |December 29th, 2016|

Traps throughout Fred Steele’s orchard in Kelowna are the first line of defense against a horde of new pests that growers in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley face.

Tracking fire blight

By |December 23rd, 2016|

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This past summer, a team of researchers armed with scissors walked through a North Central Washington apple orchard and did

RosBREED, part II

By |December 22nd, 2016|

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Consumers want great tasting fruit with few or no blemishes. Growers want that, too, but they also need fruit trees

WSTFA annual meeting — Wednesday wrapup

By |December 7th, 2016|

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Farm transfer planning and lending were the topics in one Wednesday morning session about “Future Farmers” at the Washington State

Day two of the WSTFA annual meeting, afternoon summary – Video

By |December 6th, 2016|

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Researchers are still working to get the word out to the industry about the requirements for growers and packers of

Washington State hires tree fruit extension specialist

By |November 29th, 2016|

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Washington State University has hired Rob Blakey for an endowed position as tree fruit extension specialist in postharvest information and

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