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Pest Management

Featured stories covering tree fruit and grape pest management appear in this issue.

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New farm-worker housing opens

May 7th, 2015|0 Comments

The Cashmere, Washington, facility can house 200 people.

  • Julia Kock at Klipsun Vineyard

Vintage variation in the vineyard

May 5th, 2015|0 Comments

There’s no room for error in a cool vintage.

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Lowering injuries by reducing ladder work

May 5th, 2015|0 Comments

The shift to pedestrian orchards gives workers a safer footing.

Dealing with DACA

May 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Programs allow undocumented workers to defer deportation, but present pitfalls for employers.

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Plum lucky—twice

March 16th, 2015|0 Comments

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We love blossoms here at Good Fruit Grower, and this month we are fortunate to feature two wonderful photographs of unfurling blooms on our March

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Beetle biocontrol

March 11th, 2015|0 Comments

New research improves prospects of plum curculio control using nematodes.

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Cool, wet soils trigger chlorosis

March 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Avoid early spring irrigation to avoid chlorosis problems in Concord vineyards.

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Search continues for stinkbug predators

March 9th, 2015|1 Comment

Will brown marmorated stinkbug take hold in desert climates?

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Is biocontrol beating the bug?

March 8th, 2015|1 Comment

Stinkbug damage in mid-Atlantic orchards was less last year, restoring hope for the future of IPM.

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Survey finds no invasive grape moths

March 7th, 2015|0 Comments

However, grape phylloxera was detected for the first time in a Wenatchee, Washington, vineyard.

Make the most of biocontrol

March 6th, 2015|0 Comments

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Beneficial insects and mites can play a role in controlling key orchard pests if they’re not exposed to harmful pesticides. Dr. David Biddinger, entomologist with

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Codling moth mating disruption reaches a milestone

March 5th, 2015|1 Comment

Mating disruption of codling moth is used in 90 percent of all apples and pears grown in Washington State.

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Stinkbug challenges organic growers

March 5th, 2015|2 Comments

Researchers are testing trap crops as a way to manage brown marmorated stinkbug.

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Let us (not) spray

March 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Entomologists test alternative ways of applying plant protection materials to trees.

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New focus on leafhoppers

March 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Growers should add 20 percent to their count when using a hand lens on leafhoppers.

Swiss scientists test nets

March 1st, 2015|0 Comments

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Swiss scientists have been testing netting as a way to exclude spotted wing drosophila from cherry orchards.

Researchers at the Breitenhof Stone Fruit Centre in Wintersingen,

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Predatory mite comes to light

February 27th, 2015|0 Comments

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The shift from broad-spectrum organophosphates to new classes of pesticides that are more selective appears to have caused a shift in both pest and predatory

WSU will add to tree fruit faculty

February 27th, 2015|0 Comments

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Washington Stat

e University plans to hire several new faculty over the next couple of years to work specifically on issues important to the tree fruit

Trade agreement is unifying: Good Point

February 27th, 2015|0 Comments

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A few years ago, Todd Fryhover of the Washington State Apple Commission was invited to speak at the Premier Apple Co-Op meeting in New York

Tart cherries threatened

February 26th, 2015|0 Comments

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Entomologists in Michigan are still trying to determine whether spotted wing drosophila will be a significant tart cherry pest.

“We were hoping it would not be