Stinkbugs Seek Orchard When Shrubs Dry

Thursday Jul 21, 2022

Adult stinkbugs puncture fruit with their beaks to feed on the fruit flesh. Stinkbug damage in apples can occur beginning in mid-summer and accumulate through the harvest period when new adults move into the orchard from outside habitats.

Taiwan Protocol and Export Required Sampling

Friday Jul 15, 2022

Those expecting to export apples to Taiwan need to have their training updated every two years and use the sampling protocols negotiated with Taiwan. Three Orchard and Field Bin Sampling Protocol training sessions are scheduled for August.

Bin Piles Are a Source of CM Off the Normal Model

Friday Jul 01, 2022

Bin piles placed in the orchard are often a source of codling moth. Larvae spin up in the bins in the fall and emerge when the bins are placed in the field. Because the bins in the center of a pile are insulated from temperature changes, adults emerge from bins at different times than predicted by the model.

WSU Potato Research Group sign in a potato field

WSU Potato Field Day 2022

Monday Jun 27, 2022

A great day at the WSU Potato Field Day! WSU Extension Vegetable Crop Specialist Carrie Wohleb presented the many models and maps available on Potato DAS, and discussed upcoming improvements to the si...

Fire Blight Model Turned Off June 21 – August 20

Wednesday Jun 15, 2022

The Fire Blight (CougarBlight) model is a blossom infection model and intended for use during moderate temperatures (50-86°F) that usually occur during spring and early summer and when flowers are open. This blossom infection model attempts...