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Pest Management

Featured stories about pest management appear in this issue.

Buena Salud

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El programa de monitoreo de la colinesteraza fue dictado por la Corte Suprema del Estado de Washington en 2002, como un sistema para advertir a

Staying free of apple maggot

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These dimpled apples show telltale signs of apple maggot eggs deposited under the fruit skin. British Columbia, Canada's southern interior remains the only apple-producing region

Good Stuff

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Left: The AVSealer with true temperature control; Right top: Spectrum Technologies's WaterScout sensor; Bottom: Control weeds without harming the cover crop with Aurora Gold Hard

Good Point – Jay F. Brunner

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High-density fruiting walls will facilitate better spray coverage. The future of integrated pest management will be determined by new knowledge and technology generated by sound

Good to Know

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A prototype of the clear delta codling moth trap developed in 2008 by USDA's Dr. Alan Knight. A research report from Alan Knight, USDA–Wapato; Loys

Too hot to handle

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Cutworms come out at night to feed on grape buds. Pyrethroid barrier trunk sprays have proven effective against cutworms in Washington State, but for growers

Clearwing moth spreading

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Left: Adult apple clearwing. Right: Larvae burrow under tree bark for almost two years, feeding on the cambium layer, before pupating. Young trees are particularly

WSU Decision Aid System updated

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To see the Decision Aid System online, visit entomology.tfrec.wsu .edu/das. by Vince P. Jones, Brad Petit, Jay F. Brunner, Gary G. Grove, Jerry Tangren, Washington

Learning new tactics

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Dr. Jay Brunner, Washington State University entomologist, right, explains the IPM strategies for control of codling moth and leafroller that are described in the Pest

Rodent bait station

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Example of the do-it-yourself bait station. Growers can easily build their own nontoxic bait station for rodents, patterned after a system originally devised in California

Making it pay

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Growers attending a beneficial bird workshop at Omeg Orchards, The Dalles, Oregon, examine a barn owl box. Note the box's sun shield on the top

Good Job

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In an industry that espouses change, Canadian Don Claridge is somewhat of a maverick. The 57-year-old apple grower, who operates an eight-acre orchard in Oyama,

Quick Bites

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WSDA would reimburse organic growers The Washington State Department of Agriculture is offering reimbursement for some of the costs of organic certification. Reimbursements, available to

Good Health

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The cholinesterase-monitoring program was mandated by the Washington State Supreme Court in 2002 as a system to warn handlers and employers about pesticide exposure before

Scouting pays

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Pest monitoring is an additional expense but one that pays dividends, orchard pest consultants said during a panel discussion at Washington State University's Fruit School