March 5: Aphids and moths and blights, oh my!

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension EVERETT, Wash. – From aphids, apple maggots and codling moths to anthracnose, scab and powdery mildew, there are plenty of challenges to growing healthy fruit trees in western Washington. Cool, moist weather is an ideal incubator for many of the insects and diseases that strike orchards large and small.