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Western Flower Thrips

Thursday Mar 21, 2019

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.

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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>