Good Fruit Grower

November 2016

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46 NOVEMBER 2016 GOOD FRUIT GROWER R esearchers from Washington State U n i v e r s i t y , t h e W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research and Extension continue to monitor the expanding distribution of the invasive brown mar- morated stinkbug (BMSB). By the end of 2015, BMSB was found in 16 Washington counties, primarily along the interstate corridors. In early 2016, BMSB was confirmed in another three counties as the range of this stinkbug continues to expand. There are reports of BMSB causing significant crop damage to tree fruit and vegetable crops in the Atlantic Seaboard states, but no confirmed reports of BMSB dam- age to crops in Washington. Nevertheless, Northwest researchers (similar efforts are underway in Oregon) are concerned that the abundance of BMSB may continue to build and are hopeful that fruit producers can adopt and implement management strategies before crop damage is confirmed in the region. There have been a number of research and commer- cial trap designs that use stinkbug pheromones to lure stinkbugs into the traps. Peter Landolt, Ph.D., (USDA- ARS, Wapato) and WSU collaborators have experimented with numerous combinations of these traps with the goal of finding the best means of monitoring BMSB. In one trial, the Rescue Wasp Trapstick baited with BMSB lures produced by Sterling International captured more BMSB in one trap at one Yakima, Washington, location in 24 hours than all BMSB captured in Yakima County in 2015 and 2016. Over the next month, we will continue to mon- itor BMSB and confirm the efficacy of this potential new trap design as a monitoring tool. In 2017, monitoring of BMSB will continue in GOOD TO KNOW Using smell to battle stinkbug Researchers using pheromones to lure stinkbugs find some traps work better than others. by Michael Bush PHOTOS BY TJ MULLINAX/GOOD FRUIT GROWER Entomologist Peter Landolt holds a commercial pheromone attractant for brown marmorated stinkbug that he used along with a common sticky wasp trap. AVOID THE ORCHARD OF NO RETURN WITH SOIL FUMIGATION CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPLICATION: Northwest Washington: Tim Purcell 360-630-4285 Yakima Valley: Robert Rauert 509-728-2004 Columbia Basin: Jason Rainer 509-731-5424 Columbia Basin/Western Oregon: Ryan Kelsey 509-481-5998 Okanogon Valley: Adam Zediker 509-828-0691 Hood River/The Dalles: David Sbur 971-563-8848 Office 360-225-3588 Soil fumigation in replanted orchards produces earlier, bigger yields and higher profits—not just in the early years, but over the life of the orchard. Trident Agricultural Products can help you create that orchard. With 30+ years of experience, Trident is the Pacific Northwest's soil fumigation specialist. Trident offers custom application of Telone II/Chloropicrin fumigants. Applications can be made in tree fruit, hops, grapes, berries and nursery crops. Telone and Chloropicrin are federally restricted use pesticides. Telone II is a registered trademark of the Dow Chemical Company. Always read and follow label directions.

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