PNW Nursery IPM Blog

posted May 19th 2011 at 12:00AM

Grower question: Any word on first catch of European pine shoot moth (EPSM) yet?

This is a familiar question. Every year about this time I hear it. Growers who ship pines to California, Hawaii, Montana, and Nevada must be certified as ESPM free. The ODA nursery inspectors hang traps for these moths in nurseries that ship to these states. They also check sentinel traps in several locations that have warmer conditions and generally provide the earliest catch of the moths when they do fly. I usually work with the ODA nursery program to communicate...

posted Apr 12th 2011 at 12:00AM

Incoming question - Do you know if emergence is or has occurred for the white pine weevil?

A great question for this time of year. I’m not sure if they have emerged but suspect them to emerge anytime now.

In conversations with others on this topic in the past, many felt it was too late really to wait for visual evidence first, in order to apply treatment. The thought was that one would probably miss several of the first adults and they would oviposit before the spray went on. Not sure I would disagree with that.

I’ve noted that...

posted Apr 7th 2011 at 12:00AM

Hi Everyone. My name is Robin Rosetta. I am an Associate Professor and Extension Educator focusing on integrated pest management in greenhouse and nursery production systems for Oregon State University Extension. I am based at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center, located just south of the Portland metro area.

I already have a website, IPM listserv, Facebook page, and Twitter feed, so why add a blog? I thought this might be a tool to familiarize people with different aspects of my program that they wouldn't acquire otherwise through the bits and pieces of information I...