Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

mar1-2016-cover-1

Pest Management

Featured stories covering pests in this issue.

Click here to view a PDF version of this issue.

  • Spray application training

A spray-plus education (Video)

April 29th, 2016|1 Comment

Farm worker teaching team leads the nation in preparing workers for safe use of pesticides.

  • Joe Brandt

Joe Brandt, a young grower from Wapato, Washington

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Joe returned to the 1,500-acre family farm after working in finance and manages domestic and export sales and marketing for the company.

  • PlumBorer005-012816

Borers make their mark

March 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Northwest growers advised to watch for American plum borer.

  • Trissolcus japonicus parasitoid wasp emerging from brown marmorated egg

Meet the stinkbug’s worst nightmare

March 10th, 2016|0 Comments

A wasp no bigger than a flea could be the best tool against brown marmorated stinkbug.

  • PearMiteResistance3-012716-0259

Pear mites developing resistance to chemicals

March 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Growers may be forced to take different steps to control pests as resistance buildup continues.

  • Spotted-wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) male

Searching for spotted wing drosophila

March 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Experts say growers should look beyond orchards for SWD.

  • webUpload

Danger from SWD?

March 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Researchers are concerned that rising spotted wing drosophila numbers could cause problems for sweet cherries.

  • Plum to illustrate plum pox virus seminar listed in Good to Go August 2012.

Plum pox virus control zone

March 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

Getting local fruit varieties into local orchards is a particular challenge in Ontario because breeding work takes place within the Niagara region, where the movement

  • Vee Blush V92301-1

New peaches show promise

March 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Ontario’s stone fruit industry collaborates for best varieties.

  • allan

Allan Brothers expands, purchases Gamache Vineyard

March 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

One of Washington’s earliest commercial vineyards has been purchased by one of the state’s oldest apple growing and packing companies, which continues its expansion into

  • Codling moth larve

Pests in the heat

March 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Last year’s hot growing season gave researchers ideal opportunity to take a closer look at codling moth and obliquebanded leafroller.

  • codling-moth-timelineJJ2015-400

Seeking better control for codling moth

March 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Researchers are getting a head start on keeping codling moth resistance traits to insecticides in check.

  • 6b9693faf86b02fc804148c7dd8e5a80

Dealing with apple maggot in yard waste

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Study shows apple maggot pupae can be killed in yard waste, but more research is needed.

  • 5ccd2832f9c3c5e2542d6a8e14fdd45c

Apple maggot, worries spread in Michigan

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

Apple maggot infestations seem to be on the increase in Michigan, so growers should have a summertime control program ready this year, reported Michigan State

  • Dr. Thomas Burr talks about Crown Gall

WSU begins historic Ravenholt Lecture Series

March 1st, 2016|1 Comment

Posthumous donation makes wine science lecture series possible.

  • GoodStuffBenitz_bookcutout

Late fruit grower’s children publish book about father

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

The children of Max E. Benitz Sr. have published a book about their late father, a Washington state senator and one of the pioneer fruit

  • Woot Froot

Fresh Fruit Cuts appoints new director

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

Fresh Fruit Cuts, processors of stone fruit, pears and grapes under the Woot Froot label, has named Melissa Blake as director of sales and marketing.

Blake

  • CrownGall2

Controlling crown gall disease

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Keys to combating crown gall disease in wine grapes are clean plants, avoiding freeze damage and pairing appropriate varieties to sites.

  • Wine grape vineyards in the Yakima Valleyof Washington State.

Hansen: Wine grapes — An IPM success story

March 1st, 2016|3 Comments

Integrated pest management research has saved Washington’s wine grape growers millions in pesticide costs.