Weather Stations on DAS

Friday Mar 31, 2023

Weather data makes DAS run. However, which weather station(s) to choose is an important consideration for any DAS user. We now have more options available than ever before to provide weather data for ...

Time Machine

Friday Mar 24, 2023

The WSU DAS provides advance warning of when key events will occur in tree fruit orchards. However, to better understand the current season, sometimes we need to think about the past. For the first ti...

2023 Codling Moth Workshop

Wednesday Mar 22, 2023

Thank you all for your participation at the 2023 DAS Codling Moth Workshop. At this event, we discussed how the DAS codling moth model works, what inputs are used in the model, the different types of...

Weather Data Makes DAS Run

Tuesday Mar 21, 2023

Around-the-clock and accurate weather data are at the core of DAS. But when they are missing, DAS cannot make model predictions. While insect and plant development models are less prone to disruption, disease models cannot run without the necessary weather input.

Western Flower Thrips

Tuesday Mar 21, 2023

Western flower thrips feeding causes bloom distortion and poor fruit set. Egg-laying punctures create "pansy spot" on some cultivars. Adults can be sampled using either beating trays or blue sticky cards.