Pest Management

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

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.

Plum pox virus control zone

By |March 7th, 2016|

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Getting local fruit varieties into local orchards is a particular challenge in Ontario because breeding work takes place within the

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.

Dealing with apple maggot in yard waste

By |March 1st, 2016|

Study shows apple maggot pupae can be killed in yard waste, but more research is needed.

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