Pest Management

Birds are eating into profits

By |March 6th, 2015|

Honeycrisp growers in Washington say they lost $28 million to birds in one year.

Codling moth mating disruption reaches a milestone

By |March 5th, 2015|

Mating disruption of codling moth is used in 90 percent of all apples and pears grown in Washington State.

Let us (not) spray

By |March 3rd, 2015|

Entomologists test alternative ways of applying plant protection materials to trees.

New focus on leafhoppers

By |March 2nd, 2015|

Growers should add 20 percent to their count when using a hand lens on leafhoppers.

Crab apple pruning demos

By |March 2nd, 2015|

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Two pruning demonstrations have been scheduled this month to help orchardists understand how to prune Manchurian crab apple trees in

Living with spotted wing drosophila

By |March 1st, 2015|

Five years later, what have we learned?

Swiss scientists test nets

By |March 1st, 2015|

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Swiss scientists have been testing netting as a way to exclude spotted wing drosophila from cherry orchards.

Researchers at the Breitenhof

Predatory mite comes to light

By |February 27th, 2015|

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The shift from broad-spectrum organophosphates to new classes of pesticides that are more selective appears to have caused a shift

Tart cherries threatened

By |February 26th, 2015|

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Entomologists in Michigan are still trying to determine whether spotted wing drosophila will be a significant tart cherry pest.

“We were

Research on rot is under way

By |February 26th, 2015|

Plant pathologist is working to determine if pruning and spraying crab apple trees effectively controls postharvest rots.

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