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Weather Data Makes DAS Run

Saturday Mar 21, 2020

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.

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Monitoring Adult Codling Moth

Sunday Mar 15, 2020

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 the tree canopy before first apple blossoms open or by 100 DD since January 1 whichever comes first. If you are not using mating disruption...

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Most Effective Strategies for Control of Obliquebanded Leafroller

Sunday Mar 15, 2020

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.

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Maximum Residue Levels

Friday Mar 06, 2020

We have created a new page meant to simply display all the Maximum Residue Levels (MRL) for the most common export markets for WA tree fruits.

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Sprayer Calibration

Thursday Mar 05, 2020

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.