Fruit russet caused by psylla honeydew

Pear Psylla

Monday Jun 07, 2021

Controlling and maintaining low pear psylla populations over the dormant season is critical to controlling this damaging pest of pears. Correctly identifying pear psylla is key in control and preventi...

Cherry Fruit Fly adult on cherry (Photo Credit: E. Beers, 2007)

Western Cherry Fruit Fly (Rhagoletis indifferens)

Saturday Jun 05, 2021

Western cherry fruit fly trap in orchard with lure Western Cherry Fruit Fly (Rhagoletis indifferens) Why is it a problem? Western cherry fruit fly (Rhagoletis indifferens) is a native p...

Peach Twig Borer damage on peach shoot

Peach Twig Borer (Anarsia lineatella) and Peach Tree Borer (Synanthedon exitiosa)

Thursday May 27, 2021

Larvae of Peachtree borer from a cross secton of wood Peach Twig Borer (Anarsia lineatella) and Peach Tree Borer (Synanthedon exitiosa)   Why are they a problem? The Peach twig borer is a...

Early leafroller damage on Gala

OBLR - Obliquebanded Leafroller (Choristoneura rosaceana) 

Thursday May 20, 2021

OBLR larvae on apple leaf OBLR - Obliquebanded Leafroller (Choristoneura rosaceana)  Why is it a problem? Leafrollers are common pests in treefruit orchards, causing damage to developing ...

Little Cherry Virus

Friday May 14, 2021

  Little Cherry Virus causes small, discoloured cherries with a bitter taste that can not be marketed. With a history of this virus in British Columbia, and a current epidemic in Washington Stat...