- National Pollinator week has been celebrated since 2006 when the United States Senate first set aside a time to observe pollinators and recognize their importance in our world.
- Glyphosate is one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States (including in tree fruits) for the post-emergent weed management. First registered under the trade name Roundup™ in 1974, glyphosate became a popular crop protection chemical due to its systemic nature, broad spectrum of weed control, and lack of soil residual activity (Miller et al. 2013; Zhou et al. 2006). Glyphosate came off patent in 2000 and is currently marketed under dozens of different trade names (such as Durango™, Rodeo™, Roundup PowerMax™, Touchdown™, among others) in more than 100 crops.
- With cherry bloom behind us, and straw coming up rapidly, it’s time to finalize plans for trapping spotted wing drosophila (SWD), and thinking about which trap/lure combination might work best for your situation. We’ve come a long way since the ‘apple cider vinegar in a deli cup’ days, and now have quite a selection of commercial products to choose from in both traps and lures.
- Description of mites that can be found on apple leaves. Video taken with a dissecting microscope 10x-70x.
- Tutorial video on how to use the new Pacific NorthWest Dark Sweet Cherry Development Index Chart developed by Oregon State University. Spreadsheet is available for download below ("More" Section) or at: http://treefruit.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Cherry-color-chart-size-prediction.xlsx