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Pest Management

Featured stories covering pest management in this issue.

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  • Trent Graybill, a young grower from Zillah

Trent Graybill, a young grower from Zillah, Washington

March 15th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Trent is a first-generation farmer who started growing cherries alongside his wife, Shelly, and father-in-law, Dwayne Bowman. His primary job as an

  • New Zealand apple finds fans

Variety Watch: Koru rolls down red carpet

March 14th, 2018|2 Comments

First commercial U.S. shipments of chance New Zealand apple variety reach store shelves.

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New mindset for managing spotted wing depredation

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

High levels of pest pressure are the new reality for Michigan tart cherry growers.

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Put a ghost in your orchard to keep away BMSB

March 14th, 2018|1 Comment

Special nets proving to be deadly for brown marmorated stink bugs.

  • BMSB in Walla Walla vineyards

BMSB is still raising a stink

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Oregon State entomologist updates Northwest growers on investigations into brown marmorated stink bug.

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Lures lead to better moth management

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Enhanced lures let you know where you stand with with oriental fruit moth.

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A gutsy study of pear psylla

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers examine genetic contents of insects’ stomachs to find out what they eat and where they hide during winter.

  • Spotted lantern fly

On the lookout for spotted lanternfly

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

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This beautiful bug is bad news.

The spotted lanternfly, an Asian sap sucker that feeds on woody trees and vines, was first discovered in Eastern Pennsylvania

  • Apple maggot (Rhagoletis pomonella) (Courtesy Joseph Berger)

Apple maggot quarantine saves $500 million a year

March 9th, 2018|0 Comments

New economic analysis puts a price tag on protecting Washington's maggot-free tree fruit regions.

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Hunting for vineyard disease vectors

March 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Buffalo treehopper emerges as a potential carrier of virus that causes red blotch disease.

  • WSGS Viticulture field day on August 10, 2017

More good mites wanted this year

March 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Biocontrol and low-pesticide systems appear to be working in controlling mites in vineyards.

  • Codling moth gene editing

The latest buzz on bugs

March 5th, 2018|2 Comments

USDA-ARS laboratory conducts research on insect pests of tree fruits.

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Food safety answers

March 5th, 2018|0 Comments

The latest updates on the Food Safety Modernization Act.

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Madden joins NHC as VP for scientific affairs

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

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The Northwest Horticultural Council has hired Barbara Madden as vice president for scientific affairs, effective in January.

Madden has worked for the Office of Pesticide Programs