Pest Management

Battling birds with lights, sounds : Videos

By |August 6th, 2018|

Makers of new noise and laser deterrents promise birds won’t habituate to the technology.

Be gone, starlings

By |August 6th, 2018|

Bird control in British Columbia benefits from area-wide approach.

WTFRC releases results from 2018 cherry pesticide residue study

By |August 2nd, 2018|

The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission conducted its annual study of residues of commonly used pesticides on cherries at harvest.

A bad blightmare of a year

By |July 31st, 2018|

Don’t stop cutting away fire blight after harvest, or a bad season will get worse.

Insect and disease scouting surveys underway

By |July 24th, 2018|

Here's your chance to participate in insect and disease scouting surveys underway in Washington state.

Washington State Ag Department seeks grower input on top priorities

By |July 17th, 2018|

The Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program is asking growers and industry workers to take part in a survey to identify top priorities for the program.

Studying the rot of the problem

By |July 17th, 2018|

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Sour rot can be a frustrating foe in vineyards, but after more than a decade studying it, researcher Wendy McFadden-Smith

What makes a ‘cultural’ orchardist?

By |July 5th, 2018|

Researchers examine how growers pick nonchemical pest management tactics.

For cherries and blueberries, it pays to prey

By |July 5th, 2018|

Research confirms benefits of kestrels for bird control.

Good to Know: Help for managing Oriental fruit moth

By |June 28th, 2018|

OFM damage is on the rise in Washington orchards.

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