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Facilitating Development and Adoption of Integrated Pest Management for the Western Raspberry Fruitworm, Byturus unicolor for Red Raspberry Production

Two-thirds of Whatcom County Raspberry growers use Diazinon, an organophosphate insecticide, to avoid infestations of the raspberry beetle with no resources to make pest management decisions. The IPM program has received support from the American Farmland Trust/EPA Region 10 to facilitate the adoption of IPM for the raspberry beetle. In collaboration with the Scottish Crop Research Institute-Dundee Scotland and Washington State University Department of Entomology, the IPM program has introduced new monitoring tools for the raspberry beetle. Adoption of these tools will reduce the reliance on Diazinon and empower growers to make sound management decisions.

Please view the Raspberry Beetle Factsheet

Please view our progress reports:

AFT / EPA Region 10 Interim Report October 2004 (.doc)

AFT / EPA Region 10 Interim Report June 2004 (.doc)

AFT / EPA Region 10 Interim Report February 2004 (.doc)

AFT / EPA Region 10 Interim Report October 2003 (.doc)




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