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The Soil is Alive

A diverse abundant soil food web cycles water and nutrients, suppresses plant pathogens and helps buffer plant stress. Feed the soil food web to improve plant health. Animated video by Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension and…

How to Postharvest: PNW Dark Sweet Cherry Development Chart Index

Tutorial video on how to use the new Pacific NorthWest Dark Sweet Cherry Development Index Chart developed by Oregon State University. Spreadsheet is available for download below (“More” Section) or at: http://treefruit.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Cherry-color-chart-size-prediction.xlsx

How to Postharvest: Atago Pocket Brix-Acid Meter

Dr. Rob Blakey demonstrates how to use the ATAGO pocket Brix-Acid meter to determine total soluble solids and titratable acidity for apples. Both the “quick” method and “accurate” method are described.

Orchard Biorenovation

Abundant, active soil biota benefit your crops and your bottom line. Learn about a new biologically based technique to control apple replant disease while supporting beneficial soil biota and long term profits. Direction and illustration…

Pruning Bartlett Pears to Optimize Fruit Quality

Dr. Stefano Musacchi provides a tutorial on pruning Bartlett pear trees to optimize fruit quality. This includes using the concept of dynamic or renewal pruning, and the techniques of girdling, notching and limb bending. He…

Weed Control in Orchards

On January 19, 2015 David Granatstein spoke at the Lake Chelan Hort Day about why weed control is needed in orchards, weed control options, herbicides and other choices, and economics. He also discussed the results…

Utilizing the WSU-DAS Version of the Spray Guide

Dr. Ute Chambers explains how the WSU Decision Aid System (http://das.wsu.edu) can be used as a tool for making decisions for managing pests in your orchard. She also spoke about some new features including e-mail…
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