Western corn rootworm (WCR) is present in eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and Idaho. As corn acreage in the region increases, WCR has the potential to become a serious pest. This publication covers how to identify WCR; its hosts and life cycle; its damage to corn; insect management; and resistance management.
This publication describes blueberry cultivars, including northern highbush, southern highbush, rabbiteye, lowbush, and half-high types. It includes information on commercial value and identifies which cultivars work well for home gardens.
This publication describes raspberry cultivars, including red, yellow, black, and purple types. It explains the difference between floricane-fruiting and primocane-fruiting cultivars, includes information on commercial value, and identifies which cultivars work well for home gardens.
This is a basic resource for 4-H members doing a horse project in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Book sections cover horse breeds, psychology, and how to choose a horse; the horse's health, care, and management; raising a foal and basic colt training; tack and equipment, both general and specific to...
An overview of how a variety of wild and managed bees and their pollination activities are affected by pesticide application. Provides guidelines for how beekeepers, growers and pesticide applicators can work together to prevent bee poisoning.
Large raspberry aphid, Amphorophora agathonica, is an important pest in red and black raspberries in the Pacific Northwest. It transmits plant viruses that cause decreased cane vigor and fruit quality, making it a significant pest for growers. This publication includes aphid identification, biology, monitoring techniques, and control methods.
Two types of smut attack corn in the Pacific Northwest: common smut and head smut. This publication provides descriptions of symptoms and the disease cycle, and management strategies (which differ considerably between the two types). There is also significant new information, particularly related to common smut, regarding losses and control...
Designed to help dairy farmers calculate the costs of homegrown forages and compare them to the costs of purchasing forages. Presents typical per-acre costs of establishing, producing, and harvesting alfalfa or grass for silage to help farmers estimate costs. Explains how to compare forage production costs to alternatives by assigning...
Most insects are not pests. Only those that
feed on desirable plants or transmit disease
cause problems for gardeners. Many insects
are very useful. Some are pollinators of fruits, flowers,
and vegetables, while others help control insect
There are three types of beneficial insects: predators,
pollinators, and parasitoids.