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The New DAS

Wednesday Feb 13, 2019

We gave the DAS website a major makeover that will launch in early March. This long-anticipated upgrade entailed an entire rebuild of DAS and was necessary to keep up with browser and mobile capabilities as well as to prepare DAS for modular growth. We kept all of DAS’s functionality while noticeably improving the mobile experience.

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Leafroller Sampling Made Easier

Monday Apr 15, 2019

Leafrollers are nearly impossible to sample when they are in the first 2-3 instars because they are so small. DAS provides intervals during which sampling should occur well ahead of time. To sample leafrollers...

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Factors Affecting Bee Pollination of Tree Fruits

Monday Apr 15, 2019

Nearly 1,000 species of bees occur in the Pacific Northwest, but only a small number of species are useful in the pollination of orchard crops. Pesticide use and loss of appropriate nesting habitat have reduced the numbers of wild bee pollinators, leaving most of the pollination for commercial orchards dependent on honeybees. The success of honeybee pollination in tree fruits is affected by a number of factors, which in part can be manipulated by orchardists and beekeepers.

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Planning for Fire Blight Prevention

Monday Apr 15, 2019

As Fire Blight season approaches make sure you have your fire blight plan in place. Most products work best when applied within the 12-24 hour window before a wetting event so a good plan is critical to timely execution. Know your high-risk areas, calibrate your sprayers, have products on hand, and be agile to change plans when mother nature and thinning change the reality for you. Check out our newly updated Fire Blight Page for ideas on improving your programs. Any time there are blooms on the tree there is risk of fire blight.

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Degree-Day Models

Monday Apr 08, 2019

Have you ever wondered why different pests have different degree-day sums? Here is why: