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Organic Standards Changes

The next semi-annual meeting of the National Organic Standards Board is on April 25-27, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Crop production materials under review include List…

Trellis Engineering Analysis Project – Input Needed

The newly funded Trellis Engineering Analysis Project seeks survey input regarding trellis failures.

Bartlett Pear Pruning

Dr. Stefano Musacchi, professor of horticulture at Washington State University and Bob Gix, horticulturist at Blue Star Orchard shared pear pruning ideas at this spring’s…

WA 38 Spring Field Days

For growers planning to plant the eye catching, crisp and juicy Cosmic Crisp™ WA38 this is your opportunity to learn current horticulture recommendations. Join us…

Little Cherry Disease Management

Once Little Cherry Disease is confirmed in an orchard, (via sampling and testing) all trees showing visual symptoms should be removed. Scouting and removal of…

Update on flubendiamide (Belt, Turismo, Vetica) cancellation

EPA is announcing its intent to cancel the registration of four (4) pesticide products containing the insecticide flubendiamide owing to the registrants' failure to comply…

EPA Takes Strong Steps to Prevent Poisonings and Protect Workers from Paraquat

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to take action to stop poisonings caused by accidental ingestion of the herbicide paraquat, which can also…

“Sunrise Magic” new market name for WA 2 Apple

The first apple variety released by Washington State University, WA 2, will be given the brand name Sunrise Magic.

Little Cherry Disease Basics

Little Cherry Disease is a critical concern to sweet cherry producers. Diseased trees produce cherries of small size and poor color and flavor making the…

Join WSU Extension for 2016 Winter Tree Fruit Programing in North Central Washington

Tree fruit producers and industry professionals are invited to five Tree Fruit Extension Programs in North Central Washington on January 18, 19, 20, 21 and…
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