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Pest Management

Featured stories covering pests management issues.

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New varieties stabilize the market

March 5th, 2014|0 Comments

Consumers are buying more apples and paying more for them.

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New pests threaten IPM

March 5th, 2014|1 Comment

Pest management programs have become softer and more stable over the past few decades, but new invasive pests could change that.

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A humble leader (Video)

March 5th, 2014|1 Comment

Throughout his career, WSU entomologist Jay Brunner has turned science into economic reality for Washington State tree fruit growers.

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Attract and kill

March 3rd, 2014|1 Comment

Michigan researchers have designed a device for oriental fruit moth.

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Save money by applying pesticides where it’s needed

March 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Perimeter sprays: Growers can save money applying pesticides only where they’re most needed.

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Bird vs. bird

March 3rd, 2014|2 Comments

Raptors seem to instill panic and lasting fear in nuisance birds.

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Scare tactics: Bird management

March 3rd, 2014|1 Comment

Birds know when fruit is ripe, and it’s hard to convince them to stay away.

Options for codling moth control

March 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Three years of research found little difference between hand-applied and canister-released pheromone dispensers for disrupting codling moth mating.

Stinkbug derails IPM

March 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Researchers fine-tune methods to control brown marmorated stinkbug.

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Stinkbug monitoring tools are a high priority

March 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Researchers aren’t yet recommending that growers trap for stinkbug.

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Progress on biological control

March 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

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Research to find a natural enemy that suppresses the brown marmorated stinkbug is showing promise, according to Oregon State University entomologists.

Biological control research led by

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Be aware of residues from late sprays

March 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

In the future, growers will find pesticide regulations getting tighter, not looser.

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Stinkbugs march on Washington

March 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Brown marmorated stinkbug found in 20 counties in Washington and Oregon.

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Former grain grower tackles tree fruits

March 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

A Midwest farmer has improved an older orchard by focusing on the soil and tree nutrition.

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The latest on dealing with spider mites in vineyards

February 27th, 2014|0 Comments

Two-spotted spider mite has the capability to develop tolerance to miticides in wine grapes.

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Washington’s westernmost vineyard

February 27th, 2014|0 Comments

Kim and Blain Roberts grow grapes on the Washington coast where annual rainfall averages 70 inches.

Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Grower; Cider winners

February 18th, 2014|0 Comments

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The State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania named Reed Soergel its ­Outstanding Fruit Grower of 2013.

Sixteen Soergel family members are involved in growing and marketing fruits,

Bob Black honored for distinguished service

February 18th, 2014|0 Comments

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Maryland fruit grower Robert Black received the Harry Black Distinguished Service Award from the state’s horticultural association for his performance as industry spokesperson after the

Batcha heads organic group

February 18th, 2014|0 Comments

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Laura Batcha has been named CEO and executive director of the Organic Trade Association, a North American membership-based trade association representing the organic food industry.