Project Description

Pest Management

Featured stories about pest management appear in this issue.

In The Box

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Today I was enjoying my monthly read of Good Fruit Grower, and noticed the article by Melissa Hansen "Making Sense of Global Warming" (January 1,

Reduced-risk strategy

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A federally funded project designed to encourage tart cherry growers to transition to more benign pest and disease controls showed that plum curculio, a key

First Bite

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In response to regulatory pressures, pest management in orchards will become more challenging and risky for producers. As federal and state regulations restrict the use

Last Bite

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The letters on Dow's labels designated the area of origin. On occasion, fruit box labels bearing a prominent and distinctive blue C, O, E, or

Good Stuff

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NAA Available in Liquid FormFruitone (napthalene acetic acid), a plant growth regulator designed to thin fruit, enhance return bloom, and control preharvest drop in apples

Apple Matters

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In today's global business and 24/7 news environment, the potential for a crisis in the apple industry is real. With more stakeholders, regulators, ­critics, and

Good to know

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A research report from Drs. Vincent Jones, Gary Grove, and Jay Brunner, Washington State University While the tree fruit industry is no stranger to change,

What makes a good cherry?

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Target fruit has become a buzzword in tree fruit production in recent years. It's what growers are encouraged to grow, but what exactly is it?

What to choose

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Orchardists now have about ten products to choose from for controlling the key pests codling moth and leafrollers, not counting the traditional organophosphate materials. Some

Good Question

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Last year, the stars aligned for fresh cherry growers, who produced a record crop in both volume and fruit size. The Pacific Northwest produced 14.5

Drifting away

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This LIPCO tunnel sprayer can reduce drift by 90 percent compared to conventional sprayers, according to Dr. Andrew Landers. Sprayers set up improperly can create

Olympic grapes

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Grower Tom Miller helps Kathy Charlton unload his grapes that were grown locally for Olympic Cellar's Nouveau wine. Kathy Charlton, motivated by findings of a

Stealth sprayer

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A three-year trial of a stationary pesticide application system that uses irrigation lines to deliver pesticides shows promising results. Thus far, insect and disease incidence

Children learn to like fruit

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A school snack program initiated by the province of British Columbia, Canada, is gaining national and international recognition as a model for promoting a healthier