Good Fruit Grower

February 2013

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goals without the help of our grower cooperators: California walnut growers in the Sacramento Valley, pear growers in Hood River, and Washington apple growers in Quincy, Bridgeport, Frenchman Hills, Yakima, and Wapato. • COURTESY OF STACEY MCDONALD. Yakima Agricultural Research Lab, and pear growers in Hood River, Oregon. We could not have accomplished our COURTESY OF ANGELA GADINO High Potency CYD-X® HP COURTESY OF WENDY JONES Garden orb web spider in apple orchard. The most potent codling moth virus...ever. Adult ladybug feeding on aphids. request, we are offering two- to four-hour workshops during 2013 where participants can learn more about biological control basics, natural enemy identification, monitoring, and pesticide effects. Our goal is to promote the implementation of integrated pest management programs that are more stable and sustainable. Natural enemies provide a free service that, when conserved and enhanced through wise management practices, can greatly contribute to pest control, ultimately benefiting producers, consumers, and the environment. This project is funded by the USDANational Institute of Food and Agriculture's Specialty Crop Research Initiative, Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, Washington State Commission on Pesticide Registration, California Walnut Board, Washington State University, University of California-Berkeley, USDA-ARS CYD-X HP codling moth granulosis virus. Powerful. Versatile. Easy to use. OMRI® Listed and NOP Approved. For conventional or organic farming. Residue exempt. Four-hour reentry interval (REI) and zero plant harvest interval (PHI). No effect on beneficial insects. Devastating to codling moth larvae. ] [ © 2013 Certis USA GOOD FRUIT GROWER FEBRUARY 1, 2013 33

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