Insects and mites

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

Wooly surge

By |April 27th, 2016|

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

Hopes dim for demise of lanternfly

By |March 28th, 2016|

Researchers are no longer optimistic that bug first detected in 2014 can be quickly eradicated.

Borers make their mark

By |March 11th, 2016|

Northwest growers advised to watch for American plum borer.

Meet the stinkbug’s worst nightmare

By |March 10th, 2016|

A wasp no bigger than a flea could be the best tool against brown marmorated stinkbug.

Pear mites developing resistance to chemicals

By |March 9th, 2016|

Growers may be forced to take different steps to control pests as resistance buildup continues.

Searching for spotted wing drosophila

By |March 7th, 2016|

Experts say growers should look beyond orchards for SWD.

Danger from SWD?

By |March 7th, 2016|

Researchers are concerned that rising spotted wing drosophila numbers could cause problems for sweet cherries.

Pests in the heat

By |March 4th, 2016|

Last year’s hot growing season gave researchers ideal opportunity to take a closer look at codling moth and obliquebanded leafroller.

Seeking better control for codling moth

By |March 4th, 2016|

Researchers are getting a head start on keeping codling moth resistance traits to insecticides in check.

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