Pest Management

Know your soil before picking your rootstock

By |April 13th, 2016|

Researchers encourage growers to match a rootstock’s ability to absorb nutrients to those nutrients found in the soil.

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.

Looking for new pollinizers

By |March 23rd, 2016|

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For decades, apple growers have used Manchurian crab apples to pollinate their fruit.

The crab apples bloom early, and Snowdrift apples

Researcher is targeting bull’s-eye rot

By |March 23rd, 2016|

Findings show treatments before and after harvest reduce infection rates.

OSU names new director of Food Innovation Center

By |March 16th, 2016|

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Oregon State University has named David Stone, a public health toxicologist and communications expert, as the new director of its

Apple scab spores showing up in eastern U.S. orchards

By |March 16th, 2016|

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The first apple scab spores of the season have been detected in both Pennsylvania and New York orchards, according to

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.

Washington growers can dispose of unwanted pesticides in May events

By |March 8th, 2016|

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture has schedule two events for growers to dispose of unwanted pesticides.

Here’s the announcement:
Currently, the

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