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Weather Data Makes DAS Run

Thursday Mar 21, 2019

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

Friday Mar 15, 2019

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

Friday Mar 15, 2019

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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Oriental Fruit Moth Monitoring Required for Export to Mexico or Canada

Friday Mar 01, 2019

All stone fruit packed for shipment to Mexico or British Columbia, Canada must be inspected and be certified as free of oriental fruit moth (OFM). <b>OFM must be monitored with traps from first adult flight throughout the season.</b>

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Oriental Fruit Moth Management in Washington Orchards

Friday Mar 01, 2019

While Oriental fruit moth (OFM) has been a concern for Washington stone fruit growers for decades, infestations of this pest have only been noted in organic apple orchards in the lower Yakima Valley over the past few years. In 2017, damage from this pest showed up with a vengeance in several Washington orchards, most notably in sweet cherry and organic apple orchards in and around the south-eastern edge of Yakima County. While significant losses were noted in organic apples, the economic impact of the damage identified in cherry is currently unclear.