New England growers try grafting pest-attractive varieties onto trap trees.
State traps hundreds of Japanese beetles in Yakima Valley; asks public to help by reporting and trapping
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.
Entomologists from the Washington State Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the first report of an
Transgenic approaches could help control spotted wing drosophila.
Residents and growers asked to report sightings, even from last season.
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.