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Slow the progression of Little Cherry Virus 2 and Western X in the PNW fruit industry. Deliver tolerant cultivar as alternative to Bing and Rainier.
Develop a cross-disciplinary, coordinated plan to address research, Extension, policy and funding needs to meet goal.
The task force meets annually to identify and update research, extension and policy priorities to slow the spread of Little Cherry Virus 2 and Western X in the PNW fruit industry. For recent priority documents see below.
Policy Briefs, Needs Assessments and White Papers
Members of the task force have summarized the results of needs assessments in several documents which include more details on specific research or extension needs related to X-disease and Little Cherry.
Tianna DuPont, Scott Harper, Tobin Northfield, Bernardita Sallato, Teah Smith, Hanna Walters, Dena Ybarra
Scott Harper WSU
Jay Pscheidt OSU
Per McCord WSU
Betsy Beers WSU
Tobin Northfield WSU
Chris Adams OSU
Louis Nottingham WSU
Rodney Cooper USDA
Karina Gallardo WSU
Tianna DuPont WSU
Ashley Thompson OSU
Bernardita Sallato WSU
Karen Lewis WSU
Cindy Cooper WSDA
Laurie Guerra WSDA
Mike Bush WSDA
Keith Matthews Yakima County Pest Board
Frank Wolf Benton County Pest Board
Dave Epstein NHC
Dena Ybarra WTFRC, Perleberg Orchards, llc
Teah Smith Zirkle Fruit / WTFRC
Hannah Walters Stemilt Growers
Garrett Bishop GS Long
Dale Goldy Gold Crown Nurseries
Department of Entomology
Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center
1100 N. Western Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801