Insects and mites

State traps hundreds of Japanese beetles in Yakima Valley; asks public to help by reporting and trapping

2021-07-02T13:47:21-07:00July 1st, 2021|Insects and mites, Jonelle Mejica, Pest Management, Updates|

The Washington State Department of Agriculture caught hundreds of Japanese beetles on the first day of checking the recently placed beetle traps, according to a news release.

WineVit session focused on rootstock solutions for Washington

2021-03-17T10:49:23-07:00March 16th, 2021|Grapes, Insects and mites, Kate Prengaman, Pest Management, Updates, Viticulture|

Wine growers around the globe rely on rootstocks to provide pest resistance, control vigor and help them adapt to site conditions. But for Washington growers who have traditionally planted own-rooted vines, trying to select rootstocks for new plantings in light of recent findings of phylloxera, rootstocks can seem like a bit of a brave new world.