Pest Management

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

Minnesota’s dry, cold-hardy white

By |June 27th, 2016|

New white wine grape variety shows resistance to downy, powdery mildew, phylloxera.

A new way to apply chemicals

By |June 23rd, 2016|

Results look promising for solid-set canopy system delivery.

Spraying for powdery mildew

By |May 27th, 2016|

Study aims to find best time to apply fungicide.

The problem of powdery mildew

By |May 27th, 2016|

WSU researcher to study cherries’ sudden transition from resistant to susceptible during the growing season.

Hoppers at heart of red blotch

By |May 26th, 2016|

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Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have identified the three-cornered alfalfa treehopper (Spissistilus festinus) as the first known vector

Hansen: Research leads to better control for grape disease

By |May 25th, 2016|

Saved fungicide sprays for powdery mildew keep $2 million-plus in grape growers’ pockets.

Organic control of SWD

By |May 25th, 2016|

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Researchers are tackling what they call “cultural tactics” to determine nonchemical farming practices — such as pruning and thinning techniques

Beakers and breakthroughs in SWD research

By |May 24th, 2016|

California research into spotted wing drosophila sounds like science fiction.

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