Overview of PNW resources for small fruit pests and a summary of factsheets and PNW’s when available.
Integrated Pest Management for Blackberries – Excellent review of key pest identification, monitoring and decision-making resource growing blackberries.
Integrated Pest Management for Raspberries – A guide for sampling and decision making for key raspberry pests in Northwest Washington.
Integrated Pest Management for Blueberries – A guide for sampling and decision making for key raspberry pests in Northwest Washington.
Vineyard Beauty with Benefits – Developing vineyard refugia for beneficial insects and sustainable pest management in Washington State
How to Manage Pests in Strawberries
Strawberry disease control guidelines
EM066E – Organic Pest and Disease Management in Home Fruit Trees and Berry Bushes. This publication is to provide growers in the Pacific Northwest with an organic approach for reducing pests and plant diseases on their homegrown tree fruit and berries. After properly selecting and placing plants in the home landscape, gardeners need to periodically monitor plant health for any emerging pest or disease problems. Home gardeners should use a combination of cultural, physical, biological, and organically-approved chemical integrated pest management (IPM) strategies to manage these problems.
PNW644 – Field Guide for Integrated Pest Management in Pacific Northwest Vineyards and PNW654 – Field Guide for Integrated Pest Management in Pacific Northwest Vineyards: Pocket Version The Field Guide for Integrated Pest Management in Pacific Northwest Vineyards addresses this critical need by providing commercial growers, consultants, field and extension personnel, and other pest managers with straightforward, science-based information on identification and control of the region’s insect and mite pests, beneficial arthropods, diseases, disorders, and weeds affecting wine and juice grapes. To order, visit: http://pubs.wsu.edu
FS049E – Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Monitoring, Identifying, and Fruit Sampling. Commercial and home fruit growers are encouraged to monitor SWD starting just before fruit begins to ripen and to apply control sprays when the first SWD are found in the monitoring traps or when there are local reports of SWD found in the area. This fact sheet describes how to make a monitoring trap, how to sample fruit, and how to identify SWD.
EM 9021 – Recognize Fruit Damage from Spotted Wing Drosophila. This publication shows damage caused by SWD on blueberries (Duke), raspberries (Malahat), strawberries (Seascape), cherries (Bing, Montmorency, and Rainier), and grapes (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay).
EM9117 – Mummy Berry Management in the Pacific Northwest. Mummy berry disease is prevalent throughout the Pacific Northwest, west of the Cascade Mountain Range, and affects the northern highbush blueberry industry. Growers often underestimate the potential damage of fungus-caused mummy berry. It may occur at low levels for many years and then, in one year of environmental conditions favorable to the fungus, increase greatly and cause dramatic annual yield losses. This publication briefly describes the mummy berry disease cycle and available management methods.
EM 8889 – Blueberry Gall Midge: A Possible New Pest in the Northwest. Discusses symptoms of blueberry gall midge infestation, biology and life cycle of the midge, monitoring, and potential for damage.
FS046E – Botrytis Bunch Rot in Commercial Grape Production: Biology and Disease Management. This facthsheet details botrytis bunch rot symptoms, management recommendations, and how to deal with fungicide resistance.
EM059E – Powdery Mildew in Western Washington Commercial Grape Production: Biology and Disease Management. This disease is predominately driven by weather and canopy microclimate conditions, and has a history of fungicide resistance development. Because of this, understanding it’s biology and management is critical in maintain control in the vineyard.
EM058E – Powdery Mildew in Eastern Washington Commercial Grape Production: Biology and Disease Management. Recommendations for Eastern Washington Grape Growers.
PNW648 – Large Raspberry Aphid Amphorophora agathonica. The large raspberry aphid can be found on cultivated red raspberry and black raspberry, and on a variety of native Rubus species such as thimbleberry and salmonberry. It is not known to colonize commercial blackberries. Large raspberry aphid is notable as a vector of viruses in Rubus.
EB1990E – Western Washington Field Guide to Common Small Fruit Root Weevils. A field guide to use in identifying fruit root weevils in three different groups. Life Cycle & Monitoring along with weevil ID.