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Prebloom Management of Pear Psylla with Particle Film

Attention pear growers! Although it is still winter, we are approaching the time when pear psylla begin recolonizing orchards. This is a reminder to start…

Cherry Institute 2021 On-demand Presentations Available

Co-sponsored by NW Cherry Growers and WSU Extension a combination of live webinar and on-demand videos were offered in January 21, 2021. Cherry Markets Marketing…

New Organic Courses through USDA-NOP

The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) is offering two new courses focused on 1) “Residue Sampling and Testing,” designed to provide insights for those overseeing…

New Pear Psylla Project Initiation: Precision Management using pear psylla degree-day model

Pear psylla has been a top challenge to pear growers in the PNW since it first arrived in the 1940s. Chemical insecticides have never been…

New Resources for Sprayers

The goal for all pesticide applications should be to get every drop to the crop. Calibration ensures that the appropriate product rate is applied by…

Welcome! New Extension ITT Coordinator Specialist in Post-harvest Systems

Chris Hedges has been hired to work with the WSU Tree Fruit Extension Team and the Carolina Torres post-harvest systems program. Chris is a native…

Dendrometers in the apple industry in Washington – Five Facts

Dendrometers are sensors that can be used in the apple industry to improve orchard management. This infographic presents five facts that you should know about…

Dendrómetros en la industria de la manzana en Washington – Cinco Aspectos

Los dendrómetros son sensores que pueden ser usados en la industria de la manzana para mejorar el manejo de la huerta. En esta infografía se…

New USDA Projects Funded to Support the Washington Tree Fruit Industry

Members of the Tree Fruit Extension team have been working hard to secure federal funding for challenges facing the industry. They are part of national…

Pear IPM Webinar a Success

Chris Strohm, Louis Nottingham, and Tianna DuPont, Washington State University and Rick Hilton, Oregon State University shared an update on 2020 Pear IPM research with…
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