Spring 2018 Spray Alert for Tri-Cities area:
Western Cherry Fruit Fly has been trapped in Richland May 8, 2018
- First cover spray for Codling Moth should be applied by May 9th
- First cover spray for Western Cherry Fruit Fly should be applied by May 12th
Cover sprays should be continued until fruit is harvested as directed on the insecticide label.
- Why Backyard Fruit Trees May Not Be For Everyone
- Backyard Apple Pear Pest Management Chart
- Backyard Stone Fruit Pest Management Chart
- Recommended Trees for the Mid-Columbia Region
- Pest Management Guide for Apples in Washington Home Orchards
- Protecting Backyard Apple Trees from Apple Maggot
- Codling Moth and Your Backyard Fruit Tree
- The Western Cherry Fruit Fly and Your Backyard Cherry Tree
Commercial Grower Publications
Useful Pest & Disease links
Helpful WSU Extension websites
- Hortsense – Facts for managing plant problems
- Pestsense – Facts for managing common indoor pest problems
Contact the Horticultural Pest & Disease Board
1121 Dudley Ave
Prosser, WA 99350
509-786-5609, ext 2
1016 N 4th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
Did you know?
County laws in Benton, Franklin, Yakima and Walla Walla counties require that backyard tree fruit growers control pests because they are a potential source of infestation for any nearby commercial orchard. To report an infested fruit tree, please contact us.
Click HERE for information on pesticide alternatives for managing pests in backyard fruit trees.
Your local Pest Board will pay you to remove your back yard fruit bearing trees!
Just call us for complete information and we’ll give you a certificate redeemable at participating nurseries once the tree is removed. Homeowners must call us BEFORE removing tree. Only specific types of trees qualify for the program. Residential trees only – no commercial orchards.