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Pest Management

Featured stories about pest management appear in this issue.

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  • Good job

Good job

  • March 1st, 2013

Cherry blossoms being protected by ice during an early April cold snap. ­­Cherry orchard owned by Andy and Sheila Slinkard, located near Basin City, [...]

  • Enveloping vines in warmth

Enveloping vines in warmth

  • March 1st, 2013

Tom Miller set up tenting trials in his Dungeness Bay Vineyard.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF TOM MILLER

Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is on the edge of being [...]

  • One last Guthion spray

One last Guthion spray

  • March 1st, 2013

Cherry fruit flies and apple maggots are hard to control with newer insecticides that must be ingested because they don’t feed much before laying [...]

  • U.S. pears head to China

U.S. pears head to China

  • March 1st, 2013

The Pear Bureau Northwest is giving this framed God of Fortune poster to Chinese importers to demonstrate the profit opportunities for U.S. pears.
Photo [...]

  • For the birds

For the birds

  • March 1st, 2013

The team gathers to compile data. From left are Shayna Wieferich, Rachael Eaton, Ben Hawes, and Catherine Lindell.
courtesy of Catherine Lindell

Preliminary estimates of [...]

Food Safety Committee guides research

  • March 1st, 2013

The Pacific Northwest Food SafetyCommittee, an industry advisory group representing tree fruit growers, packers, and researchers, was organized in 2007 to guide the Northwest [...]

Speak out

  • March 1st, 2013

Proposed regulations to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act could bring dramatic changes to the growing, harvest, and packing of tree fruit. Although state, [...]

Certification not unique to produce

  • March 1st, 2013

Agriculture, with its various food safety and sustainable production standards now required by many retailers, is not the only industry subject to standards. Hundreds [...]

  • The Top Five

The Top Five

  • March 1st, 2013

Left: Rears tower sprayer has adjustable airflow doors on the tower. Center: This Durand Wayland sprayer is equipped with ultrasonic sensing eyes to detect [...]

  • Stinkbug is strong flier

Stinkbug is strong flier

  • March 1st, 2013

The stinkbug injects saliva into the fruit and then sucks out the juice, causing brown areas in the flesh that can resemble bitter pit.
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Last Bite: Do you know your pests?

  • March 1st, 2013

1    In which plant has the brown marmorated stinkbug been most commonly found in Oregon?
a.    Tree of heaven
b.    Hop
c.    Cherry
d.   [...]

Bug pheromone studied

  • March 1st, 2013

In tree fruit pest management, most monitoring and mating disruption technologies are based on phero­mones that female insects release to attract males. For example, [...]

  • Topping shoots

Topping shoots

  • March 1st, 2013

Left: The control vines of Madeleine Angevine, not tented. Right: This photo was taken the same day in August as the Madeleine Angevine control [...]

  • Bacterial canker

Bacterial canker

  • March 1st, 2013

A classic bacterial canker symptom showing cankers and gummosis of woody tissue.
PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Freezes across the northeastern United States last [...]

  • A new tool for IPM

A new tool for IPM

  • March 1st, 2013

Left: Syrphid fly (also known as hover fly) larvae or maggots like this are voracious predators of aphids. Center: Syrphid flies feed as adults [...]