Most Effective Strategies for Control of Obliquebanded Leafroller

Wednesday Mar 15, 2023

Timing is everything when it comes to effective pest management. Knowing when a pest is susceptible to which kind of pesticide is the key for successful control.

Monitoring Adult Codling Moth

Wednesday Mar 15, 2023

Adult codling moth (CM) are monitored with traps baited with either CM pheromones or a mixture of pheromones and an attractant (Combo D/A lure). Pheromone traps should be placed in the upper 1/3 of th...

New Alert Feature on DAS

Wednesday Mar 08, 2023

The WSU DAS is a tool that can provide advance warning of when key events will occur in tree fruit orchards. For the first time, we have created a new alerting tool that will allow users to get advanc...

WSU Pesticide Record Evaluator

Introducing the WSU Pesticide Spray Record Evaluator

Tuesday Mar 07, 2023

At some point, many of us have heard from a grower or friend that "it's been a really bad year" for the control of a certain insect pest or "it's so bad we're going to need to pull this orchard out of organic management." While there are many causes for flare ups of a pest population, it begs the questions, 'when were treatments applied?' and 'which treatments in the spray program had the greatest effect on the pest population'?

Sprayer calibration

Sprayer Calibration

Sunday Mar 05, 2023

While the WSU-DAS system focuses on using pest and disease phenology to properly time pesticide sprays, it is critical that the properly-timed sprays are applied correctly. Without proper coverage, sprays will not serve their intended purpose, and growers may waste material, labor, and money, without getting the anticipated control.