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Trechnites – Know the Good Guys in your Pear Orchard this Spring

As part of a Pear IPM project we are tracking natural enemies in pear orchards and we wanted to share who is active with you.…

Apple and grape mealy bug control for little cherry virus

With continued concern over little cherry virus it is important that we control the vectors – apple and grape mealy bug. Researchers tested several approaches…

Moving Beyond Calcium Sprays

Bitter pit is a major challenge for Honey Crisp producers world-wide. Dr. Lee Kalcsits, WSU Assistant Professor of Horticulture spoke at the 2018 International Tree…

Job Opportunity in Musacchi Lab/Orchard

Research Assistant position available in the Musacchi research group to perform a wide range of duties including laboratory, field, and greenhouse work.

Get Ready for Thinning Season

Spring is here and it is time to get ready for thinning season. While all aspects of orchard management are important, there may be no…

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…
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