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Pest Management

Featured stories about pest management appear in this issue.

Monitoring, managing codling moth clearly and precisely

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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

Monitor your pests

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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

Buena Salud

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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

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Staying free of apple maggot

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These dimpled apples show telltale signs of apple maggot eggs deposited under the fruit skin. British Columbia, Canada’s southern interior remains

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Good Stuff

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Left: The AVSealer with true temperature control; Right top: Spectrum Technologies’s WaterScout sensor; Bottom: Control weeds without harming the cover crop with Aurora

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Rain, rain, go away

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Michigan State University’s John Wise uses a rain chamber to measure the rainfastness of insecticides sprayed on apple trees in the field, with

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Good Point – Jay F. Brunner

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High-density fruiting walls will facilitate better spray coverage. The future of integrated pest management will be determined by new knowledge and

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Good to Know

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A prototype of the clear delta codling moth trap developed in 2008 by USDA’s Dr. Alan Knight. A research report from

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Too hot to handle

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Cutworms come out at night to feed on grape buds. Pyrethroid barrier trunk sprays have proven effective against cutworms in

Exports complicate pest control

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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

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Clearwing moth spreading

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Left: Adult apple clearwing. Right: Larvae burrow under tree bark for almost two years, feeding on the cambium layer, before pupating. Young trees

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WSU Decision Aid System updated

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To see the Decision Aid System online, visit entomology.tfrec.wsu .edu/das. by Vince P. Jones, Brad Petit, Jay F. Brunner, Gary G.

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Learning new tactics

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Dr. Jay Brunner, Washington State University entomologist, right, explains the IPM strategies for control of codling moth and leafroller that are described in

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Rodent bait station

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Example of the do-it-yourself bait station. Growers can easily build their own nontoxic bait station for rodents, patterned after a system

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Putting bats to work

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Bats eat a variety of night-flying insects, including codling moth. Tree fruit production is a new and

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Trapping unwanted birds

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Mike Omeg shows the sparrow repeater trap to growers during a workshop last fall at Omeg Orchards. While several devices are

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Making it pay

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Growers attending a beneficial bird workshop at Omeg Orchards, The Dalles, Oregon, examine a barn owl box. Note the box’s sun shield on

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Bringing back bluebirds

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The western bluebird is an insectivore, with more than two-thirds of its diet coming from insects. A cherry grower in The

Good Job

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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

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How to build a bat house

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This bat house that Mike Omeg bought from BCI will hold 300 to 400 bats. The cost of premade houses varies from $75

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Last Bite – S Brand meant the best

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Much of the Optimus Fruit Ranch property is now part of the Yakima airport. John E. Shannon is one of the

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Rodent-eating machines

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A barn owl brings a gopher to the nearly grown owlets. Barn owls, described by some as "nothing but a beak

Quick Bites

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WSDA would reimburse organic growers The Washington State Department of Agriculture is offering reimbursement for some of the costs of organic certification.

Good Health

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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

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Scouting pays

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Pest monitoring is an additional expense but one that pays dividends, orchard pest consultants said during a panel discussion at

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Family history shapes Gilbert Cellars

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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

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Pear IPM tools

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Time pear psylla sprays for the nymph (middle of photo) and early ­in-star stages. Pear growers have many tactics to use