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Recent Research on the Use of Apogee and Early Calcium Sprays to Suppress Bitter Pit in Honeycrisp

Dan Donahue and colleagues with Cornell Coorperative Extension in in eastern New York State began studying the Honeycrisp bitter pit issue in 2016.  Their objectives…

Western X Questions and Answers. What do we know? What do we not know?

It is critical that growers act now to aggressively manage Little Cherry Disease. Now, after harvest is the time to sample for infected trees and…

Post Harvest Little Cherry Disease Management

As cherry harvest is finishing up, this is the best time to sample trees with small cherries for little cherry disease. The Little Cherry Disease…

Postharvest Defects & Honeycrisp Disorders Posters – on sale now!

The long-awaited Postharvest Defects and Honeycrisp Disorders posters that were previewed during the December WSTFA annual meeting are now on sale. Posters sell for $35 each (cash…

Apple Export Training

Each year a series of training workshops are held to inform the industry about changes to apple export work plans in general, as well as…

Soil (health) evaluation begins by asking “What’s the problem with my soil?”

Andrew McGuire, WSU Extension wrote a great article addressing some of the questions we all have about soil health evaluation, and a very important question…

The Utility of Bitter Pit Prediction Models for Honeycrisp in Washington State

Written by Ines Hanrahan and Marcella Galeni, Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, June 2019.        At a Glance: Methods evaluated: Ethephon method; Passive method;…

Cherry Insect Control during Harvest

June 7, 2019, WSDA PMD (TWS)   The 2019 cherry harvest has begun. During this time, it may be necessary to apply insecticides to manage…

Managing earwigs: how and why to conserve in pome fruits and suppress in stone fruits

Earwigs are omnivores capable of damaging fruits, but they can also suppress pests such as woolly apple aphid and pear psylla. So, are earwigs pests…

Tips to minimize apple and pear fruit infections in atypical cool and wet early season

Written by Achour Amiri, WSU, May 2019   The unusual cool and wet spring observed, so far this season in Central Washington, has to be…
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