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JOIN OKANOGAN HORTICULTURAL ASSN. SUMMER FIELD DAY

Join the Okanogan Horitcultural Society for their Summer Field Day Thursday, July 26th 2018. The topic this year is Sterile Insect Release for Control of…

Contribute your Interests the Specialty Crop Block Grant Funding Priorities

The Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program would like your help in identifying our state’s funding priorities for 2019. The top…

Notice of Vacancy: Endowed Chair in Tree Fruit Soil and Rhizosphere Science

Washington State University Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Notice of Vacancy WSU Position #121694 vacancy link   Title: Endowed Chair in Tree Fruit Soil…

Apple Sunburn 101

Even though conditions have been relatively moderate most of this spring, the long, hot days of summer are coming. It is time for apple growers…

Deraeocoris bug – Know the Good Guys in your Pear Orchard

The Deraeocoris bug (Deraeocoris brevis) or ‘derry’ is a common predator in Pacific Northwest orchards. The adult is active in spring long before most predators…

Sampling and Testing for Little Cherry Virus

Directions for how to sample and mail little cherry virus samples for testing.

Pear Psylla – Summer Generations Overview and Management

In most regions of Washington, the first generation of pear psylla nymphs have completed development, giving way to the first round of summerform adults. When…

Cutting Fire Blight Strikes

Unfortunately for the third year in a row we have had multiple severe fire blight infection periods during bloom. Warm conditions followed by a rainfall…

Green Fruit Thinning with the Equilifruit Disc

Green fruit thinning is the final opportunity to adjust and set your final fruit number per leader and the placement of fruit down the limb.…

Western Cherry Fruit Fly

The first capture of western cherry fruit fly occurred at the OSU-MCAREC on May 20, 2018.
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