Pest Management

Organic control of SWD

By |May 25th, 2016|

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Researchers are tackling what they call “cultural tactics” to determine nonchemical farming practices — such as pruning and thinning techniques

Beakers and breakthroughs in SWD research

By |May 24th, 2016|

California research into spotted wing drosophila sounds like science fiction.

SWD – How to stop a proliferate pest?

By |May 24th, 2016|

Growers and researchers are struggling in efforts to control the spread of spotted wing drosophila.

Ferguson: Renewed focus on little cherry disease

By |May 23rd, 2016|

Research underway to study leafhopper vectors of Western X.

Heat treatment to beat the apple maggot

By |May 5th, 2016|

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Environmental consultants for the state of Washington have recommended heating up yard waste before moving it out of the apple

Better ways to spray

By |May 1st, 2016|

Five tips from sprayer training workshop can help limit your pesticide drift.

Monitoring the dump tank

By |April 28th, 2016|

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The increasing emphasis on food safety means changes are ahead for tree fruit packing houses. Among them: the requirement to

The microbes beneath

By |April 28th, 2016|

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Space may be the final frontier, but soil biology is the next frontier. Researchers are only beginning to understand the

Wooly surge

By |April 27th, 2016|

Researchers, looking for answers to hold back woolly apple aphids, find some promise in sandy soils.

Making the most of mulch

By |April 27th, 2016|

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Organic herbicides don’t match mulch for pear growers.

That’s the conclusion of University of California Cooperative Extension farm advisor John Roncoroni,

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