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Resources for Little Cherry & X-disease management 2022

Multiple resources are available on symptoms, scouting, and sampling for Little Cherry & X-disease to encourage effective tree removal and management. Resource pages: X-disease phytoplasma…

Cold weather can be tough for trees and for bees. Strong colonies and lots of them is a good place to start

Cold temperatures keep bees from flying. This topic of bee flight and temperature comes up a lot. Almost everything I read says bumble bees and…

Using the Pear Psylla Phenology Model for “soft” (IPM) Programs

Using the pear psylla phenology model in the WSU Decision Aid System can increase the effectiveness of a pear psylla IPM program (i.e., a “soft”…

Managing your crop load in the craziness of Spring 2022

Chemical thinning and crop load management is difficult enough in a normal season, but what in the heck should we do this year? Here are…

2022 Fresh and Processed Pear Committee Research Grant Awards

Based on the recommendations of the Pear Research Subcommittee (PRSC), the Fresh and Processed Pear Committees (FPC & PPC) approved $255,575 to fund five (5)…

What does the X-disease/Little Cherry Disease Test Results Numbers Means in Terms of Disease Progression?

Summary by Corina Serban, WSU Extension, Scott Harper, WSU Plant Pathology. May 3, 2022. The little cherry and X-disease outbreak has become a singular threat…

Cold wet weather favorable for cherry blossom blast

Written by Dr. Youfu “Frank” Zhao, Professor & Endowed Chair in Bacterial diseases, WSU-IAREC, May 3, 2022 Bacterial canker risks we experienced in April 2022…

Blue orchard bees

As early spring bees, BOBs are better adapted for flying under poor weather conditions than most other bees. BOBs forage and pollinate under overcast skies…

Summary of WSU session on cold weather effects on pollination, fruit set, and hardiness in apples and cherries.

On April 12, 2022, Matthew Whiting, Professor in the Horticulture Department, and Bernardita Sallato, Tree Fruit Extension Specialist, at Washington State University, hosted a meeting…

Effective Pollination Period and Parentage Effect on Pollen Tube Growth in Apple

Flower receptivity is a limiting factor for the fertilization of several tree fruit. The effective pollination period (EPP) can be used to determine flower longevity…
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