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Researchers look to fungi to help keep honeybees healthy

March 21st, 2019|0 Comments

New research explores two very different fungi that could knock out the varroa mite and boost bees' immunity.

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Moth myth explained

March 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Traps say oriental fruit moth isn’t there, but better lure placement proves otherwise in Michigan peach orchards.

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Boring into study of beetles and rapid apple decline

March 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Link between black stem borer and collapse of young dwarf apple trees draws scrutiny from researcher.

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Native natural enemies

March 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Researchers looking at native cousins of the Asian parasitoid wasp that targets brown marmorated stink bug.

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Harrison Van Meekeren, a young grower from Lakeville, Nova Scotia

March 14th, 2019|0 Comments

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family background / Harrison grew up in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia and is

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SWD resistance a red flag for organic growers

March 12th, 2019|0 Comments

The only organic insecticide for spotted wing drosophila is losing efficacy as the pest gains resistance in berry production region of California.

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Hyperparasites: enemies of enemies of enemies

March 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Hyperparasitic behavior among the findings of OSU trechnites study.

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Genetic control for spotted wing drosophila

March 12th, 2019|0 Comments

University of California, San Diego researchers exploring ways to use genetics to control spotted wing drosophila.

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USDA announces funds to fight spotted lanternfly

March 7th, 2019|0 Comments

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The fight against spotted lanternfly in Pennsylvania got a $6.5 million boost this week with

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Spotted lanternfly a new grape threat

March 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Swarms of feeding spotted lanternfly can kill a vineyard. Will the Pennsylvania quarantine be able to keep them from spreading?

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New pesticide application method a shot in the bark

March 7th, 2019|0 Comments

MSU researcher compares trunk injection to spray application for pear psylla control.

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Looking for the sweet spot in powdery mildew resistance

March 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Researcher looks for genetic factors that make sweet cherries less susceptible to the fungal pathogen.

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A look at the ins and outs of netting

March 5th, 2019|0 Comments

WSU grad student studies the effect of orchard netting on bugs, both good and bad.

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Reflective mulch proves repellent

March 5th, 2019|0 Comments

WSU researcher finds reflective mulch keeps pear psylla out in early season.

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Unravelling the mysteries of the grapevine leaffolder

March 1st, 2019|0 Comments

New wine grape pest in one Washington region turns out to be cousin of common California leaffolder.

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Sterile codling moth factory ‘a funky business’

February 28th, 2019|0 Comments

British Columbia moth factory cranks out sterile bugs by the millions.

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Breeding bugs to fly and die: Video

February 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Researchers, technology company explore sterile codling moth releases in U.S. apple orchards.

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DuPont: Moving toward bio-based IPM in pears

February 27th, 2019|0 Comments

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Pear psylla in 2016 to 2017 was “the worst in a decade,” Bob Gix, horticulturist

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Bitter rot spotting in Northeast and Midwest

February 27th, 2019|0 Comments

North Carolina researcher gives Northeast, Midwest growers a head start on fighting apple disease.

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New Innovator grant targets pesticide residue

February 26th, 2019|0 Comments

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Fighting pests by spraying ozonated water and steaming them with hot, highly refined oil vapors:

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San Jose scale scuffle in Michigan

February 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Michigan cherry growers take on San Jose scale.

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Managing fire blight for the conventional grower

February 21st, 2019|0 Comments

A collection of the most-repeated tips for fire blight management.

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Midwest faces strep-resistant fire blight

February 21st, 2019|0 Comments

After a tough 2018, Michigan hopes to control fire blight this season.

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Stopping shoot blight

February 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Researchers investigate new ways to protect trees without sacrificing growth.

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Organic control options for fire blight

February 21st, 2019|0 Comments

OSU researcher shares tips for organic growers battling fire blight.

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Stephen Garczynski, 1960-2019

February 21st, 2019|0 Comments

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Stephen Garczynski, research geneticist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Wapato, Washington, died Feb.

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Viral link examined in rapid apple decline

February 20th, 2019|0 Comments

Researchers have uncovered a new virus associated with the mysterious, rapid collapse of young dwarf apple trees, but discovering if it’s the culprit will require more research.

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Little cherry disease creates a big problem

February 20th, 2019|0 Comments

Little cherry disease may be approaching epidemic levels.

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Phytoplasmas found in stone fruit

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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Washington cherry growers, by now, know the dangers of phytoplasmas that cause little cherry disease

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Blueberry workshops offered in New York, March 5 and 14

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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The New York State Berry Growers Association (NYSBGA) has partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension to

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Digging into soil bacteria and chlorosis

February 14th, 2019|0 Comments

WSU researcher searches for ways to use the connection between soil microbiology and Concord vine health.

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A galling problem for grape growers

February 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Crown gall survey uncovers clean plant confusion, shortages in Washington vineyards.

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Winegrowers Day 2

February 13th, 2019|0 Comments

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Labor remains the biggest cost for wine grape growers in Washington, and for many, it

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Risk reduction has its rewards – Video

February 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Panelists share some key tips to help bring success to your orchard.

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Advice for avoiding harvest headaches

February 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Grower panel offers tips and perspective for finishing the growing season on a high (quality) note.

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Nonpesticidal controls for SWD

February 5th, 2019|0 Comments

OSU researcher shares two new products showing promise in fighting spotted wing drosophila.

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Biofungicide shows promise for cherry packers

January 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

First commercial use of natamycin in cherry packing last season reported successful.

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New York viticulturist, climatologist earn Excellence in IPM Awards

January 18th, 2019|0 Comments

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Alice Wise, viticulture and research specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, and Keith

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Cosmic contribution to Clean Plant Center

January 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Using WA 38 graft wood fees, nursery institute donates funds for new growth chamber to Clean Plant Center Northwest.

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Ozone filling a void for fruit packers

January 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Organic storage and food safety needs drive renewed interest in ozone technology.

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Dininny: A+ effort on next apple defect guide

January 14th, 2019|1 Comment

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For years, Washington growers and packers have turned to a handy, 36-page guide to determine

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Clean Plant Center exports mostly on hold

January 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Exports of clean tree fruit budwood on hold while center cleans up paperwork processes.

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Washington growers and wine makers asked to help guide research program

December 27th, 2018|0 Comments

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Washington state grape growers and wine makers are invited to provide input for direction of

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Virus cloning may lead to leafroll control

December 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Cloning a destructive grapevine virus will help researchers understand it and, potentially, learn how to stop it.

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Michigan Spring Peach Update set for March 5

December 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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The annual Michigan Spring Peach Update is slated for March 5 at the Southwest Michigan

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WSU earns federal funds for grape and vineyard research

December 26th, 2018|1 Comment

Research projects supported by Washington’s wine industry help leverage $5.4 million in grants for WSU.

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President signs Farm Bill

December 20th, 2018|0 Comments

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President Donald Trump on Thursday signed the $867 billion Farm Bill that Congress passed last

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Six smart tips for better spray management

December 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Improve spray coverage, reduce drift and protect the environment with a small investment of time and money.

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Researchers share tips for Cosmic success

December 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers share a few nuggets from September WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp) field days.

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WSTFA18: Cosmic Crisp concludes the show

December 6th, 2018|0 Comments

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WA 38, the new Washington State University apple variety to be sold under the brand