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Costs and Benefits of Little Cherry Management

 Is aggressive pro-active management of X-disease and little cherry disease worth the cost? Below are three scenarios adapted from management costs and disease progression from…

Help Needed — Fire Blight Samples

A cold spring may not favor fire blight development, but late planting with late bloom as well as a severe thunderstorm, hail, and excessive rain…

Monitor and Manage Vectors of X-disease phytoplasma

Both leafhopper population numbers and X-disease phytoplasma concentration in the tree are likely to be higher after harvest. When phytoplasma concentration in the tree is…

Consider Trapping for Spotted-Wing Drosophila

Pressure from spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) varies from year to year. Some years (like 2015) with mild winters and early springs can produce high levels of…

Little Cherry Disease Q&A With The Experts

When researchers talk about ‘Little Cherry’ they are using a colloquial term for three different pathogens: Little cherry virus-1 (LChV-1) and Little cherry virus-2 (LChV-2)…

#BeHeatSmart

High temperatures this summer put agricultural workers at increased risk for heat illness, a medical condition that if left unchecked could lead to death. The…

Progress Towards Leafhopper Degree-Day Model Slow but Steady

TFREC researchers are building a tool for growers to predict leafhopper populations in cherry orchards. It’s a long process, but the work will lead to…

WSU releases enterprise budgets for sweet cherry

Karina Gallardo and Suzette Galinato of the WSU School of Economic Sciences worked with producers, packers, and allied industry to develop a series of cherry…

Apple Maggot Survey Update

 Apple maggot has never been detected in commercially packed Washington fruit, and this program is critical to protect trade agreements. The following is a summary…

Multi-scale remote sensing data driven apple crop water use mapping

Written by Abhilash K. Chandel, Lav R. Khot, Nina Kilham, Lee Kalcsits, Steve Mantle, R. Troy Peters, Claudio O. Stöckle , June 2022 Introduction High…
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