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Content by Vaughn Walton
May 2019Resources about integrated pest management for hazelnuts.
Mar 2019Vaughn Walton is an entomologist with Oregon State University’s Department of Horticulture and also a core researcher with the Oregon Wine Research Institute. He works with vineyardists who are growing grapes for this area’s booming wine industry. His team has determined three species of insects responsible for spreading red blotch.
A New Pest Attacking Healthy Ripening Fruit in Oregon: Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila Suzukii (Matsumura)
Mar 2010Pest of Concern Infestations of the Spotted Wing Drosophila fly (Diptera: Drosophilidae; SWD), an exotic pest, were found in Oregon fruits. There are 3000 species of Drosophila, commonly known as vinegar flies, but only two have been found to be harmful to crops, of which SWD is one. The SWD can infest and cause a great deal of damage to ripening fruit, as opposed to ...