After infesting orchards in British Columbia, there are indications this pest may have already reached Washington state.
Tobin Northfield will work to develop sustainable strategies to contain pests that threaten apple, pear, cherry and other fruit crops.
OFM damage is on the rise in Washington orchards.
Boutique grower credits unconventional trellis system for pest and disease prevention.
U.S. officials are taking action to stop the potential spread of an invasive fruit fly that could threaten the cherry crop in New York state.