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A model for apple thinning

  • March 20th, 2015
Carbohydrate model and good weather information support grower decisions for apple thinning.
  • Precision pollination

Precision pollination

  • March 18th, 2015
Mechanical pollination could end use of chemicals or hand labor for thinning.
  • Breeding better bees

Breeding better bees

  • March 18th, 2015
WSU researchers hope to make honeybees more resilient by introducing genetic diversity.

Satellite imagery updated

  • March 17th, 2015

Wilbur-Ellis Company has reached an agreement with Planet Labs to provide satellite imagery for [...]

Companion has organic listing

  • March 17th, 2015

Growth Products of White Plains, New York, has introduced Companion, a new broad-spectrum biological [...]

Dick Bartram, 1920-2015

  • March 17th, 2015

Retired Washington State University Cooperative Extension agent Richard “Dick” Bartram, who was an authority [...]

FMC releases biofungicide

  • March 16th, 2015

FMC Corporation has developed a new broad-spectrum, biological fungicide called Fracture for control of [...]

  • Beetle biocontrol

Beetle biocontrol

  • March 11th, 2015
New research improves prospects of plum curculio control using nematodes.
  • Let us (not) spray

Let us (not) spray

  • March 3rd, 2015
Entomologists test alternative ways of applying plant protection materials to trees.
  • New focus on leafhoppers

New focus on leafhoppers

  • March 2nd, 2015
Growers should add 20 percent to their count when using a hand lens on leafhoppers.

Crab apple pruning demos

  • March 2nd, 2015

Two pruning demonstrations have been scheduled this month to help orchardists understand how to [...]

Swiss scientists test nets

  • March 1st, 2015

Swiss scientists have been testing netting as a way to exclude spotted wing drosophila [...]

  • Predatory mite comes to light

Predatory mite comes to light

  • February 27th, 2015

The shift from broad-spectrum organophosphates to new classes of pesticides that are more selective [...]

Tart cherries threatened

  • February 26th, 2015

Entomologists in Michigan are still trying to determine whether spotted wing drosophila will be [...]

  • Research on rot is under way

Research on rot is under way

  • February 26th, 2015
Plant pathologist is working to determine if pruning and spraying crab apple trees effectively controls postharvest rots.
  • 60 years in pears

60 years in pears

  • February 26th, 2015
Fred Valentine’s philosophy is that exchanging ideas benefits everyone.