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Sampling and Testing for Little Cherry Virus

Written by Scott Harper, Director, Clean Plant Center Northwest, WSU. June 15, 2018 If you are intending to conduct molecular testing for Little cherry virus,…

Pear Psylla – Summer Generations Overview and Management

In most regions of Washington, the first generation of pear psylla nymphs have completed development, giving way to the first round of summerform adults. When…

Cutting Fire Blight Strikes

Unfortunately for the third year in a row we have had multiple severe fire blight infection periods during bloom. Warm conditions followed by a rainfall…

Green Fruit Thinning with the Equilifruit Disc

Green fruit thinning is the final opportunity to adjust and set your final fruit number per leader and the placement of fruit down the limb.…

Western Cherry Fruit Fly

The first capture of western cherry fruit fly occurred at the OSU-MCAREC on May 20, 2018.

Resources for Managing Cherry Pesticide Residues

When it comes to concerns over pesticide residues, cherry growers require a lot of complex, up-to-the-minute information to make appropriate management decisions.  Specifically, they need…

Call for Collaborators: Pear Irrigation Efficiencies Project

Dear pear growers – We would like to invite you to participate in a demonstration project in collaboration with WSU and Cascadia Conservation District. The…

Mechanical Hedging in Apples

WSU's Karen Lewis shares an update on mechanical hedging in apples.

Cherry Calcium Management Update

In Dr Wang’s recent study he found that the previous recommendation of three calcium applications did not increase concentrations of calcium in the fruit. Six…

Calcium Recommendations for Apples

Calcium management is critical to control bitter pit, especially for susceptible varieties. Good management should always be systems-based starting with adequate supplies in the soil,…
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