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Little Cherry Taskforce

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Goal

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.

Objective

Develop a cross-disciplinary, coordinated plan to address research, Extension, policy and funding needs to meet goal.

Participants

Pathology/Pysiology

Scott Harper                        WSU
Jay Pscheidt                         OSU
Per McCord                          WSU

Entomology

Betsy Beers                          WSU
Tobin Northfield                 WSU
Chris Adams                         OSU
Louis Nottingham               WSU
Rodney Cooper                   USDA

Economics

Karina Gallardo                   WSU

Extension

Tianna DuPont                    WSU
Ashley Thompson              OSU
Bernardita Sallato              WSU
Karen Lewis                          WSU

Policy

Cindy Cooper                       WSDA
Laurie Guerra                      WSDA
Mike Bush                          WSDA
Keith Matthews                  Yakima County Pest Board
Frank Wolf                          Benton County Pest Board
Dave Epstein                        NHC

Industry

Dena Ybarra                         WTFRC, Perleberg Orchards, llc
Teah Smith                           Zirkle Fruit / WTFRC
Hannah Walters                  Stemilt Growers
Garrett Bishop                    GS Long
Dale Goldy                           Gold Crown Nurseries

 

Contact

Tobin Northfield
Department of Entomology
Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center
1100 N. Western Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801
509-293-8789
tnorthfield@wsu.edu

Washington State University