Insects and mites

Native flora can attract beneficial insects to the vineyards and orchards

By |April 25th, 2017|

Between rows, think local

Pear psylla, just like spider mites, showing resistance to pesticides

By |April 5th, 2017|

Resistance is inevitable

Wasps released to eat stink bug eggs

By |March 15th, 2017|

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Brown marmorated stink bugs show no signs of stopping their advance in the Pacific Northwest. But last fall, Oregon launched

Leafhopper linked to little cherry disease

By |March 15th, 2017|

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The growing incidence of little cherry disease in Pacific Northwest orchards prompted researchers to begin a project last year to

Can earwigs be beneficial in some orchards? – Video

By |March 13th, 2017|

Don’t wig out in bug battle: WSU graduate student set to convince growers how earwigs can be beneficial in some orchards.

Using genetics to create “a birth control pill” for moths

By |March 8th, 2017|

Gene-editing research could lead to new control for codling moth

Cutting-edge technique to keep pathogens away

By |February 28th, 2017|

Rutgers researchers hope gene-editing technology can make wine grapes resistant to downy mildew.

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

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