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August 22, 2016 Tree Fruit News


Welcome Dr. Blakey

Dr. Robert Blakey arrived in Washington the week of August 15. He is the first WSU Extension Information Technology Transfer Specialist (ITT) hired through the Tree Fruit Industry Endowment. As an integral member of the…

Update on the Newly Reported Apple Yellow Rot Caused by Lambertella

Yellow rot, previously described as Lambertella rot, has been identified very recently as a postharvest decay of apple. It is caused by a fungus named <em>Lambertella corni-maris</em> known to cause rots on some other crops….

Photoselective Anti Hail Netting

Netting can protect your crop from hail, well worth the value when mother nature strikes. Photo-selective anti-hail nets can also provide additional value by reducing plant stress and sunburn. WSU’s Dr. Lee Kalcsits and Dr….

Virus Sensitivity in G.935

A recent article authored by Marc Fuchs of Cornell University published in the summer issue of the New York Fruit Quarterly affirmed the concerns that some popular new scion varieties may have virus(s) that impairs…

Accuvin Titratable Acidity Test

The Accuvin Titratable Acidity Test is a fast and easy to use tube test to estimate the titratable acidity (TA) concentration in apples. The price depends on the box size and starts at $1.82 per…


Atago’s PAL-BX|ACID5 is able to measure the soluble solid content (SSC) and the titratable acidity (TA) of the same sample. The master kit, besides the main unit, includes a scale, plastic pipettes, plastic beakers and…

Trellis Project Reminder!

The industry funded trellis project is still looking to learn from trellis failures this fall. If you have a trellis failure and want to diagnose the failure with our team please contact Mark DeKliene at…


WA 38 Fall Field Visits

Join us to discuss horticulture and storage of WA 38, WSU’s newest breeding program release. September 14, 2016, 10 am to 12:30 pm, WSU ROZA Orchard & September 22, 2016, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm,…

Orchard Floor Management – Organic Intensive Workshop

This event is sold out. To join the waiting list contact Tianna DuPont or (509) 663-8181 Managing weeds, rodents, and nutrients can be a challenge for organic tree fruit production. Join us for the…

Managing weeds, rodents, and nutrients can be a challenge for organic tree fruit production. Join us for the first annual organic tree fruit intensive workshop hosted by WSU Extension on October 11, 2016 in Wenatchee, WA. Intensive workshops include hands-on demonstration and facilitated discussion to help deepen your understanding of important topics. Expert speakers include: Chuck Ingels, University of California Extension; David Granatstein, WSU Extension, Tom Forge, Agri Food Canada; and experienced organic farmers. For more workshop agenda and registration information visit the event page here.

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