Featured stories covering pest management and more in this issue.
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Codling moth comeback
Growers try variety of methods to check a possible codling moth resurgence.
It’s a matter of timing for codling moths
Entomologist reminds growers to use all the tools on time.
No napkins needed with neat peaches
New varieties from the Rutgers University breeding program offer good flavor in a firmer fruit that’s less messy for consumers.
The spread of spotted lanternfly
Penn State developing management techniques for invasive pest.
San Jose scale befuddled by pheromones
Mating disruption shows promise for San Jose scale.
Prioritize the paperwork
Surveys can overwhelm; focus on those that help the industry.
A passion for pear psylla love songs — Video
WSU researchers record pear psylla vibrations to develop mating disruption.
A bear of a problem for fruit growers — Video
Big pests a growing concern for orchards across the country.
Wasps becoming more worrisome for grape growers
Yellow jackets, hornets a growing problem in Midwest grapes.
Prengaman: A focus on fire recovery
Australian devastation points to the increasing wildfire risk for growers and the need for more research and resources.
Healthy farms need healthy farmers
Stress management tools aim to help farmers cultivate resilience and make good decisions during tough times.
Good to Know: Reflections on the elder statesmen of apple and pear IPM
The integrated pest management foundation that entomologists Stan Hoyt and Everett Burts built decades ago still supports growers today.
Adrian Arts, a young grower from Summerland, British Columbia
Adrian began farming about five years ago, after obtaining degrees in water resource science and geology. He returned home to Summerland and is now leasing and managing several smaller orchards. He is the son of Shirley Hansen and Adrian Arts.