Eye in the Sky Giving a Leg Up in Vole Control

Like many Willamette Valley grass seed producers, Monroe, Oregon, farmer Tony Stroda has incurred significant losses to voles over the past two years, both in crop damage and from the cost to purchase and apply bait. Today, Stroda is banking on a technology that he...

Extend the Life of Your Virus Infected Vineyard

Grapevine Leafroll Virus 3 is one of the biggest challenges facing us in Eastern Washington wine-growing areas. In the years since the discovery that Grape Mealybug was the vector for Leafroll Virus 3 we knew it would be just a matter of time before we would see widespread effects of the virus without good pest control.

Effects of wildfire smoke

As if extreme heat weren’t enough, certain areas of the state have been bombarded with smoke from the many wildfires that recently burned across the West. What effect does the resulting filtered sunlight have on apples?

Internal defects from extreme summer heat

The extreme heat we experienced at the end of June resulted in some internal fruit disorders that have now begun to show up. Among these are drought spot, internal browning, and the development of cork.

Improving mold control with pre-harvest fungicides

We continued our examination into Botrytis (gray mold) infections coming in and out of storage. Read about our findings and how to move forward accordingly through the application of pre-harvest fungicides.