Insects and mites

WSTFA18: Disease, pest and vigor management panels

By |December 5th, 2018|

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Two presentations by Betsy Beers, a Washington State University entomologist, highlighted Wednesday morning’s disease and pest management session on the

Growing unconventionally: 2018 Good Fruit Growers of the Year

By |November 30th, 2018|

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Washington Fruit and Produce Co. doesn’t do small. This year, the company’s first-ever certified organic harvest equaled close to 15

Growing by the numbers: 2018 Good Fruit Growers of the Year

By |November 30th, 2018|

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Dan Plath farms by the data.

He frequently responds to this reporter’s questions about horticultural decisions with “based on our return-on-investment

California moves toward curtailing Lorsban

By |November 15th, 2018|

State’s Department of Pesticides Regulation suggests several temporary measures as they work toward permanent state-wide restrictions.

Is apple clearwing moth on the move?

By |October 17th, 2018|

After infesting orchards in British Columbia, there are indications this pest may have already reached Washington state.

Entomologist joins WSU’s Extension Center in Wenatchee

By |August 31st, 2018|

Tobin Northfield will work to develop sustainable strategies to contain pests that threaten apple, pear, cherry and other fruit crops.

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.

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

Good to Know: Help for managing Oriental fruit moth

By |June 28th, 2018|

OFM damage is on the rise in Washington orchards.

Divide to conquer pests?

By |June 21st, 2018|

Boutique grower credits unconventional trellis system for pest and disease prevention.

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