Insects and mites

Discussion in Seattle March 29: Exploring how mushrooms can help bees survive

By |February 17th, 2017|

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Can the mushroom hold a key to survival of honeybees?

That topic is the focus of a talk in Seattle March 29

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

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.

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

Bush: New tool in detecting BMSB

By |October 7th, 2016|

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Researchers from Washington State University, the Washington State Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research and Extension

Cornell looks for insects that may transmit fire blight bacteria

By |September 30th, 2016|

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Matt Boucher, a doctoral student at Cornell University, thinks insect transmission is one way fruit trees contract fire blight.

So, he’s

Bee health studies examine neonicotinoid risks

By |August 19th, 2016|

WSU trial finds “very low risks,” while England study shows bee species suffer from the pesticide.

Troublesome pest makes a comeback

By |August 10th, 2016|

Thought to be eradicated years ago, grape rootworm has returned to New York and Pennsylvania vineyards.

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