Pest Management

MSU researcher to growers: fire blight is just “bad, bad, bad”

By |February 8th, 2016|

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A Michigan State University researcher gave a bleak view of fire blight as one of the highlights today (Monday), Day

Saving cherries from the birds

By |January 27th, 2016|

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Cherry growers sometimes feel like they’re growing fruit mainly for the birds, but there is new information that can help

Stinkbug taint in wine

By |December 28th, 2015|

Researchers studying BMSB in wine have found mixed results.

The growing threat of black stem borer

By |December 22nd, 2015|

Years after invading from Asia, the insect is emerging as an apple tree pest.

Growers rebuild after plum pox

By |December 21st, 2015|

Some Ontario growers have turned to wine grapes, while others are growing fresh stone fruit varieties.

Stinkbug continues its spread

By |December 7th, 2015|

Northwest growers should be on the lookout for brown marmorated stinkbug

73rd Annual Cherry Institute opens on Jan. 15 in Yakima

By |November 25th, 2015|

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The 73rd annual Cherry Institute begins January 15 at the Yakima Convention Center with an update on the Cherry Breeding

Wine grape growers invited to meetings on pest management plan

By |November 24th, 2015|

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Representatives from Oregon’s wine grape industry are collaborating to create a Pest Management Strategic Plan to document current pest management

EPA moving to revoke tolerances for insecticide chlorpyrifos

By |November 4th, 2015|

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The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comments on a proposal to revoke all tolerances for the insecticide chlorpyrifos.

Chlorpyrifos is an

Washington still holds the organic edge

By |October 30th, 2015|

Although Europe has extensive organic acreage, much of it is not very productive.

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