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Samurai Wasp Say Smell Ya Later to Stink Bugs -PBS Features OSU and WSU Work

Enjoy this new video created by PBS featuring the work of our colleagues at OSU. There is a growing threat of the Brown Marmorated Stink…

Beauty with Benefits – Native Plants for Beneficial Insects

WSU researcher David James has studied more than 100 perennial plants native to Central Washington to learn which native plants beneficial insects prefer.

Reducing cold damage in apple and sweet cherry

Cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) represent a new generation of renewable nano-biomaterials with unique physical and chemical properties, and numerous potential applications. WSU Center for Precision and…

Canker Removal Now is Critical for Fire Blight Management this Year

No one wants fire blight in their orchard this spring. For fire blight to take off in your orchard this year three things need to be…

Cherry Institute Orchard Systems Tour

On 17 January 2019, WSU faculty Matthew Whiting and Bernardita Sallato organized an orchard systems tour in conjunction with the annual Cherry Institute meeting.  This…

Learn why the Douglas County Voluntary Stewardship Program Helps You Avoid Additional Regulations

The Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) provides a non-regulatory, incentive-based method of critical area protection on lands that intersect agricultural activities. VSP is an alternative to…

FDA RELEASES DRAFT GUIDANCE DOCUMENT FOR THE PRODUCE SAFETY RULE

The FDA has released draft guidance for farms which must comply with the Produce Safety Rule (Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of…

Are you spraying enough? Preliminary results from WSU-Prosser IAREC.

Industry standards to apply fungicides might not be enough for Powdery mildew control in sweet cherry.

Pesticide look-up tool for bee protection

Want to make pesticide choices that help protect the bees in your orchard? There is a web-based decision tool to help you developed by the UC…

Early Season Root Management to Reduce Calcium Deficiency Disorders in Tree Fruit

A team of Washington State University researchers, led by Bernardita Sallato, have recently initiated a 3-year project funded by WSDA on root growth management to…
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