Aug 30, 2022
Washington State University presents pear psylla research

Washington State University’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center is presenting a Pear Psylla Field Day.

The event, from 10 a.m. to noon Pacific Sept. 21, is at the McDevitt Orchard in Peshastin, Washington.

Pear psylla damage

Presentations will include the outcomes of a pear psylla phenology-based management program in the Wenatchee River Valley. The event’s goal is to present results of the most recent season and compare a conventional and IPM orchards, according to a news release.

There will be educational activities emphasizing scouting for and identification of the most effective psylla predators. Lab members will also present some current management related work.

PHOTO: Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension


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