WSU Smart Orchard field days in English and Spanish
The Washington State University tree fruit extension team is offering two Smart Orchard field days in English and Spanish.
MSU to hold CA storage clinic in August
The 2022 Michigan State University Controlled Atmosphere Storage Clinic will be held Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Codling moth control: Control culture club
Bin sanitation and orchard cultural practices aid codling moth mitigation.
Codling moth control: Site-specific IPM
Spray programs and monitoring data set up mating disruption for success.
Cornell announces 2022 Lake Ontario Fruit tour Aug. 9
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Lake Ontario Fruit Summer Tour 2022 will be held Aug. 9 in
Dive into bins
1999 findings on codling moth larvae infestation of harvest bins still relevant in 2022.
AgWeather or not?
Owners of private weather stations weigh integrating with Washington State University’s network.
Weeds that foster disease
As researchers learn more about the leafhoppers that transmit X disease, the weeds they feed on have become a management concern.
To predict bitter pit, let it sit
Passive model predicts bitter pit percentage in Honeycrisp.
Codling moth control: The math on mating disruption
The most effective approaches for codling moth mating disruption are based on trapping data.
A grower’s tale of sucker grafts and drive rows
California’s Jeff Colombini discusses growing techniques, economics.
Washington Wine allocates nearly $1 million for wine research
The Washington State Wine Commission announced in a press release it has awarded almost $1
A blanket check for your orchard
Ten tips to get the most from cover crops.
Some ground rules for breaking ground
IFTA panel offers soil prep, rootstock and planting tips.
Codling moth control: Back to biology
Pest experts detail scientific foundations to kick off Codling Moth Summit.
Willett: The past and future of codling moth control
Looking back on past success can help the industry meet current pest management challenges.
Waste not this year with weed control
Follow best practices to conserve herbicides during shortage.
Electri-fried weed control trials underway
Oregon State University leads electric current project with potential for organic weed control in blueberries, apples and almonds.
New fronts on the fire blight fight
Researchers discuss nonantibiotic fire blight control methods.
New York faces a new reality with fire blight
State’s growers are dealing with frequent fire blight outbreaks.
Hansen: Research provides phylloxera knowledge — Video
Risk assessment map shows Washington soils in many growing regions are conducive to phylloxera.
Johanny Castro Chinchilla, a young grower from San José, Costa Rica
Johanny grew up working on a coffee farm and earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and a master’s degree in crop protection from the University of Costa Rica. He’s the son of Marea Elisa Chinchilla and Gerardo Castro.
Growing out of green spot
Growing evidence suggests green spot in WA 38 is similar to bitter pit, and incidence is declining as trees mature and settle down.
Research rebuild for Oregon tree fruit team
With new postharvest scientist, Hood River, Oregon, restaffs its research team.
WAVEx webinar April 20 to focus on phylloxera
Washington wine grape growers are invited to learn about the latest phylloxera research findings during
IFTA digs into RAD
Researchers narrowing in on causes of rapid apple decline.
Oregon orchards needed for wasp release
Oregon State University entomologists have some parasitic wasps in need of a home. The researchers
Decay management a season-long effort
Pathologists say rot control starts in the orchard, early.
Spotted lanternfly finding more spots
Invasive pest moving to new feeding grounds.
Tree of heaven can’t wait
Washington asks residents to control host of spotted lanternfly.
WSU releases Asian giant hornet guide for beekeepers
Two Washington State University entomologists have released a guide for beekeepers to recognize and even
Big hopes for a very tiny wasp
Washington researchers hope parasitic wasp can help slow the spread of apple maggot.
Okanogan County apple maggot boundaries to remain unchanged in 2022
Apple maggot quarantine boundaries in Okanogan County, Washington, will remain the same this year, while
Spotted wing drosophila advisory group forming
Washington State University Extension announced in a news release the formation of a spotted wing
Green light for biocontrol
SWD–killing wasp is given federal approval for release.
Nematodes vs. SWD
Soil predation could lower pest numbers.
Researchers focus on sustainable, integrated pest management solutions for SWD.
From entomology to engineering
Oregon State University researcher takes spotted wing drosophila control from concept to commercialization.
Crush, cook, cover or compost?
Michigan State University team seeks best way to remove fruit waste as a source for spotted wing drosophila.
Spotted wing drosophila resistance: ‘It’s getting worrisome’
Researchers look for ways to thwart SWD resistance.
Good to Know: Integrated research
Entomologists at the USDA laboratory in Wapato, Washington, work to advance IPM for orchards.
Managing blueberry diseases in Michigan
MSU pathologist encourages more biologicals in blueberry spray programs.
Watch for blueberry viruses
WSU virologist says Eastern Washington blueberry growers need to be on alert.
From trap catch to control
Eradication effort planned for Japanese beetle population in Washington’s Yakima Valley.
Getting to the bottom of bacteria
New WSU endowed chair to study antibiotic resistance and genetics of bacterial pathogens.
Fire blight surges
Michigan growers should prepare with prevention and treatment tactics.
WSDA workshop March 8: IPM Practices for Tree Fruit in Washington State
The Washington State Department of Agriculture Plant Protection Division and Yakima County Horticultural Pest and
Testing the testing tools
Better little cherry disease detection tools top the cherry industry’s research priority list.
Little cherry disease: Removing the root risk — Video
New research project by OSU, WSU aims to learn more about the risks posed by replanting after little cherry disease.
Amelanchier rootstocks lead OSU winter hort meeting
Various Amelanchier rootstocks seem to resist the phytoplasma that causes pear decline much better than