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A three-year study just completed in Michigan apple orchards showed that reduced-risk pesticides—which growers are now adopting—are more damaging to the functional ecology of the
The dreaded brown marmorated stinkbug is gradually making its way towards major tree fruit and grape growing regions in Oregon and Washington where $4 billion
Stinkbugs are likely to move into cherry orchards by mid- to late July.
Photo courtesy of washington state University
Stinkbugs in the past haven’t been of much
A female spotted wing drosophila is about to enter a Contech apple cider vinegar trap. WSU scientists will be trapping for the pest during the
Michigan tart cherry growers will cast mail-in ballots between March 12 and March 25 to determine whether the Michigan Cherry Committee, which is organized under
Washington State University is beginning the hiring process for two new endowed position supported by the special assessment that apple and pear growers will begin paying
Penn State University entomologist Dr. David Biddinger provided some rules of thumb growers can apply so as not to destroy all natural enemies and the
These four creatures have survived pesticide treatments to become the most important biocontrol agents in eastern apple orchards. There are two species of predatory mites
Doug Walsh, holding a mealybug pheromone trap, says that such traps have been used throughout the state to look for vine mealybug. Thus far, the
Hort president David Douglas, left, and Jennifer Armen discussed tree fruit interests with Senator Linda Evans-Parlette in her Olympia office.
Thirty tree fruit industry members
Dr. Charles Lapins selected the Lapins cherry more than 40 years ago.
Charles Lapins came to North America as a farm laborer after World War II,
Kirpal Boparai, president of the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association, says his priority is to get money into growers’ pockets.
British Columbia, Canada, apple growers took
Brian Bahder transfers a first-instar grape mealybug from a grapevine leafroll-diseased Concord vine to a healthy Concord vine to assess mealybug competency as a vector.
Many practical ideas to solve everyday problems with pesticide handling have been invented and used by growers throughout Washington State. The Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety
Fireblight in apple.
New products could be registered in the United States this season to manage fireblight in apples and pears.
One is Blossom Protect whose active
Orchardist John McQuaig hopes hisbook will help people hold onto their dreams and keep heading upward in their business pursuits.
Entrepreneur, orchardist, and mountaineer John
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