January 21st, 2014|0 Comments
A research report from Alan Knight, USDA–Wapato; Loys Hawkins and Kathleen McNamara, Bear Creek Orchards, Oregon; and
Rick Hilton, Oregon State University
Today, growers have a number
March 1st, 2009|0 Comments
A good pest-monitoring program can help growers keep the cost of pest control down while also minimizing the impact of pests on the fruit and
El programa de monitoreo de la colinesteraza fue dictado por la Corte Suprema del Estado de Washington en 2002, como un sistema para advertir a
These dimpled apples show telltale signs of apple maggot eggs deposited under the fruit skin. British Columbia, Canada’s southern interior remains
Left: The AVSealer with true temperature control; Right top: Spectrum Technologies’s WaterScout sensor; Bottom: Control weeds without harming the cover crop with Aurora
Michigan State University’s John Wise uses a rain chamber to measure the rainfastness of insecticides sprayed on apple trees in the field, with
High-density fruiting walls will facilitate better spray coverage. The future of integrated pest management will be determined by new knowledge and
A prototype of the clear delta codling moth trap developed in 2008 by USDA’s Dr. Alan Knight. A research report from
Cutworms come out at night to feed on grape buds. Pyrethroid barrier trunk sprays have proven effective against cutworms in
Pest management has become extremely complex—not just because of new products that work differently from the old pesticides, but also because of marketing and regulatory
Left: Adult apple clearwing. Right: Larvae burrow under tree bark for almost two years, feeding on the cambium layer, before pupating. Young trees
To see the Decision Aid System online, visit entomology.tfrec.wsu .edu/das. by Vince P. Jones, Brad Petit, Jay F. Brunner, Gary G.
Dr. Jay Brunner, Washington State University entomologist, right, explains the IPM strategies for control of codling moth and leafroller that are described in
Example of the do-it-yourself bait station. Growers can easily build their own nontoxic bait station for rodents, patterned after a system
Bats eat a variety of night-flying insects, including codling moth. Tree fruit production is a new and
Mike Omeg shows the sparrow repeater trap to growers during a workshop last fall at Omeg Orchards. While several devices are
Growers attending a beneficial bird workshop at Omeg Orchards, The Dalles, Oregon, examine a barn owl box. Note the box’s sun shield on
The western bluebird is an insectivore, with more than two-thirds of its diet coming from insects. A cherry grower in The
In an industry that espouses change, Canadian Don Claridge is somewhat of a maverick. The 57-year-old apple grower, who operates an eight-acre orchard in
This bat house that Mike Omeg bought from BCI will hold 300 to 400 bats. The cost of premade houses varies from $75
Much of the Optimus Fruit Ranch property is now part of the Yakima airport. John E. Shannon is one of the
A barn owl brings a gopher to the nearly grown owlets. Barn owls, described by some as "nothing but a beak
WSDA would reimburse organic growers The Washington State Department of Agriculture is offering reimbursement for some of the costs of organic certification.
The cholinesterase-monitoring program was mandated by the Washington State Supreme Court in 2002 as a system to warn handlers and employers about pesticide exposure before
Pest monitoring is an additional expense but one that pays dividends, orchard pest consultants said during a panel discussion at
Sean Gilbert may be a principal player when it comes to his fledgling winery, Gilbert Cellars, but it’s his family and their network of friends
Time pear psylla sprays for the nymph (middle of photo) and early in-star stages. Pear growers have many tactics to use
November 9th, 2015|0 Comments
We’re pretty excited about the December issue we are preparing right now, especially coverage of the 2015 Grower of the Year.
We name the winner in December.
October 6th, 2015|0 Comments
Growers and packers are adapting to the new requirements.
6 (Wednesday) - 8 (Friday)
Crowne Plaza Hotel