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Full Bloom Dates for Red Delicious Apples

The date of full bloom at the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center is used as a relative comparison of one year to another. The…

How to Effectively Manage Codling Moth

Without any intervention, codling moth numbers increase about four-fold from generation to generation. Therefore, targeting the first generation is important to reset the population size…

The Deposition Triangle

Now is the time to prepare your sprayers for the spring. The greatest return on your investment is to 1) change your pressure gauge, 2)…

Robot Ready Canopies

With labor at harvest a major challenge to the global tree fruit industry, robotic harvesters are close to hitting the orchard. Dan Steere, Abundant Robotics;…

Fire Blight – Remember last year’s infections are this year’s innocula

With the large number of fire blight infections last year it is important to be on top of our management this year and assume fire…

Job Opportunity at Teeny Farms

Teeny Farms Inc. in Chelan, WA is looking to hire an Orchard Manager to oversee 300 acres of apples, cherries, and pears.

New Honey Bee Foraging Model Available

New EPA-Approved WPS Worker/Handler videos In English/Spanish are now available!

Thanks to the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health at Penn State for sharing these much needed resources: Safety in the Orchard: Understanding and Applying the…

Orchard Spraying and Following Label Requirements on Common Tree Fruit Pesticides

Compliance with pesticide labels requires managers and applicators to follow pesticide label directions. The “Directions for Use” section has mandatory language, noted in bold type…

Compost Record Keeping: What do I really need to have?

Learn which compost records are required for Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance and understand what you need with regards to audits. An article…
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