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.

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...