Insects and mites

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.

Hansen: Certified plants are only the first step

By |August 5th, 2016|

Growers need to monitor for virus in early years of a “clean” vineyard.

Bearing down on black stem borers – VIDEO

By |July 29th, 2016|

New York researchers working to stop one of the newest apple pests.

Pennsylvania expands spotted lanternfly quarantine

By |July 11th, 2016|

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The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has expanded a spotted lanternfly quarantine to include more townships and two boroughs in Lehigh

Assessment analyzes risk for spread of apple maggot

By |July 8th, 2016|

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A trio of pest consultants has concluded that transporting urban organic waste would likely spread the dreaded apple maggot to

State finalizes rules to kill maggots before shipping compost

By |July 8th, 2016|

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Washington state regulators have finalized special permit requirements for composters seeking to transport feed stocks outside the apple maggot quarantine

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