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  • 2004 Crop Protection Guide for Tree Fruits in Washington 

    Smith, Timothy J. (Timothy Jon); Beers, Elizabeth H. (Elizabeth Hull), 1955-; Dunley, John; Brunner, Jay F.; Grove, Gary G.; Xiao, Chang-Lin; Elfving, Don; Peryea, Frank J.; Parker, Robert, 1941-; Bush, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1962-; Daniels, Catherine H., 1957-; Maxwell, Ted; Foss, Steven; Martin, Sandra (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2004-02)
  • 2017 crop protection guide for tree fruits in Washington 

    Bush, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1962-; Brunner, Jay F.; Beers, Elizabeth H. (Elizabeth Hull), 1955-; Walsh, Douglas; Grove, Gary G.; Amiri, Achour; DuPont, Tianna; Davenport, Joan R.; Daniels, Catherine H., ?d 1957-; Schmidt, Tory; Kangiser, Joel; Klaus, Michael; Smith, Melissa; Jones, Wendy (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-03)
  • Blister beetles : pest or beneficial predator? 

    Bush, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1962-; Wohleb, Carrie H.; Rondon, Silvia I.; Waters, Timothy D.; Llewellyn, Donald A.; du Toit, Lindsey J. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2013-09)
    This fact sheet assists producers in recognizing blister beetles and understanding their importance as beneficial predators, as well as their potential to be toxic to livestock. Management strategies are presented, but ...
  • Codling moth and your backyard fruit tree 

    Bush, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1962-; Ophardt, Marianne (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2013-11)
    The codling moth is a key pest in apple, pear, crabapple, and Oriental pear trees across the state of Washington. This publication provides information on the life cycle of the pest and management strategies for controlling ...
  • Common spiders of Washington 

    Bush, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1962-; Murray, Todd A.; Collman, Sharon; Pehling, David; Whaley, Dale K.; Zack, Richard Stanly, 1952- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-09)
    Wherever you find insects, you are likely to find spiders lurking nearby. All spiders are predators that have coevolved with their prey—primarily insects and other arthropods. Spiders have evolved numerous and fascinating ...
  • Lady beetles : should we buy them for our gardens? 

    Chalker-Scott, Linda; Bush, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1962- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-07)
    Lady beetles are a popular biocontrol method for aphids in home gardens and landscapes. Many gardeners purchase these insects at nurseries, garden centers, and online. This publication will discuss the drawbacks to using ...
  • Organic pest and disease management in home fruit trees and berry bushes 

    Brun, Charles A. (Charles Alexander); Bush, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1962- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2013-12)
    The goal of this publication is to provide gardeners in the Pacific Northwest with an organic approach to keep their home grown tree fruit and berries pest free. This approach begins with proper plant selection and placement ...
  • Pest management guide for apples in Washington home orchards 

    Brun, Charles A. (Charles Alexander); Bush, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1962- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2016-04)
    This publication is designed to help the home gardener recognize the most important insects, diseases, and vertebrate pests that affect their apple trees. It offers cultural management techniques that one can use to reduce ...
  • Protecting Backyard Apple Trees from Apple Maggots 

    Bush, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1962-; Klaus, Michael; Antonelli, Arthur L.; Daniels, Catherine H., 1957- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2002-03)
    Pockets of unsprayed "backyard" fruit trees have become a threat to the commercial apple industry in the Pacific Northwest. Many homeowner tree fruit sprays have been removed from the market. By using sticky traps, learning ...
  • Protecting backyard walnut trees from walnut husk fly 

    Bush, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1962-; Daniels, Catherine H., 1957- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2016-03)
    This fact sheet helps homeowners recognize the walnut husk fly (adult and immature), and the damage this pest causes to walnut kernels themselves. This publication focuses on cultural strategies to minimize damage from ...
  • The European paper wasp 

    Bush, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1962-; Murray, Todd A. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2014-11)
    As a newcomer to home landscapes in the Pacific Northwest (PNW), the European paper wasp has a reputation for being both a beneficial predator and a pest. The European paper wasp is a relatively tame wasp that forages for ...
  • The larger moths found in Washington State 

    Collman, Sharon; Bush, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1962- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-09)
    The insect order Lepidoptera includes moths and butterflies and is the most recognized group of insects in the world. Perhaps this popularity is due to the wide range of colorful wing patterns that adult moths and butterflies ...
  • The western cherry fruit fly and your backyard cherry tree 

    Bush, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1962-; Ophardt, Marianne (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2014-06)
    Washington State homeowners who plant apple, pear, or cherry trees on their property should know they are legally responsible for controlling insect pests because these pests are a threat to commercial orchards. Backyard ...
  • Vegetables : growing peppers in home gardens 

    Bush, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1962-; Heitstuman, Mark D.; Powers-Hammond, Lizann (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2016-05)
    There are few vegetables easier to grow in the home garden and more colorful than peppers. Peppers usually cost more per pound in the store than most other vegetables. Botanically speaking, peppers are fruit of the plant ...
  • Vegetables : growing squash in home gardens 

    Bush, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1962-; Combe, Angela K. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2013-03)
    The various types of summer and winter squash are described and pictured, with guidelines for planting, maintenance, pest management, and harvest and storage, as well as tips for canning and freezing.
  • Walnut husk fly 

    Bush, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1962-; Olsen, Jeff; Antonelli, Arthur L. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2014-07)
    The walnut husk fly, Rhagoletis completa Cresson, can become a serious pest of walnuts throughout the Pacific Northwest. While the larvae of this fly feed directly on walnut husks, their feeding will impact the quality of ...
  • Why backyard fruit trees are not for everyone 

    Bush, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1962-; Ophardt, Marianne (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2014-04)
    Before planting an apple, pear, or cherry tree for its beauty and bounty, residents who live in Washington's major fruit-producing areas should consider the downside of planting fruit trees in their backyards. Insect pests ...