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The Evolution of Tree Fruit Pest Management Practices

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Dr. Jay Brunner provides a historical perspective on pest management practices for apple in the Pacific Northwest. He reviews historical crises and the value of biological control.

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Dr. Brunner provides a historical perspective on pest management practices for apple in the Pacific Northwest. He reviewed historical crises and the value of biological control. Dr. Brunner reviews the discovery and adoption of pheromone use for pest trapping and mating disruption. He reviews the development and use of predictive models that are driven by environment for the timing of pest sampling and the application of pesticides. Dr. Brunner shares some history of the Food Quality Protection Act (1996) and how new regulations affected pest management. He discusses the introduction of exotic pests and how this may impact future IPM practices. Finally, Dr. Brunner discusses the impact of tree nutrition, netting, and genetic improvement of apple on pest management.

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