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PNW Pear Industry Input Sought Regarding Potential Initiation of New Breeding Program

The research subcommittee of the Fresh and Processed Pear Committees (FPC/PPC) is seeking feedback from pear industry stakeholders regarding the opportunity to support a new…

Introducing the WSU Pesticide Spray Record Evaluator

At some point, many of us have heard from a grower or friend that “it’s been a really bad year” for the control of a…

County Horticultural Pest and Disease Boards in Washington State

Every county in Washington State that has commercial tree fruit operations that ship fruit to specific countries outside the United States are required to have…

Tree Fruit Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition in Cropping Orchards in Central Washington

Healthy trees need healthy roots to take up water and nutrients; healthy soils to provide water, nutrients, and protection from plant pathogens; sufficient water; and…

Canker Removal Now is Critical for Fire Blight Management this Year

Fire blight cankers left in the orchard are the source for new infections next spring. Remove them now!

Welcome Dr. Bolivar-Medina

Dr. Jenny Bolivar-Medina recently joined WSU as a Tree Fruit Extension Information Technology Transfer Specialist (ITT). As an integral member of the Tree Fruit Extension…

Effect of net enclosure of ‘Honeycrisp’ and ‘Gala’ apple trees on fruit set and seed production

Written by Mokhles Elsysy, Sara Serra, Phil Schwallier, Stefano Musacchi and Todd Einhorn. Summarized by Bernardita Sallato, WSU, December 2019. Fruit thinning is essential for…

NCW Tree Fruit Days January 20, 27-29 in Wenatchee and Chelan, and February 11 in Omak

Join us for WSU Tree Fruit Extension Programs in North Central Washington on January 20, 27, 28, 29, February 11, 2020. Co-sponsored by Northwest Cherries,…

Pre- and Post-harvest Disease Management Workshop

Join us to learn about best management practices to fight pre- and post-harvest pathogens which cause rots and continue to challenge the pome fruit industry.

Seeking comments for EPA re: use of paraquat

The EPA is currently conducting a registration review of paraquat dichloride, and has released draft human health and ecological risk assessments, which can be found…
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