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Fruit Matters – Tree Fruit News April 10, 2017


Use updated Leafroller timing for best control

Timing is everything when it comes to effective pest management. Knowing when a pest is susceptible to which kind of pesticide is the key for successful control. Coupled with OBLR phenology, Dr. Jones identified four…

Materials to Mitigate Cherry Cracking

Cracking is one of the of the primary cull factors in sweet cherry production. There are two causes of cracking: rain-induced and plant internal-water-induced (internal-water) cracking. Rain-induced cracking is more common and is characterized by…

Size Matters: Apply herbicides to small weeds for increased success

Weed size is a significant factor influencing the management of weeds with foliar applied herbicides. Larger weeds are notoriously difficult to control, as compared to smaller-sized plants. Herbicide escapes can compete with the current crop…

Fire Blight Management- Tips for Using Blossom Protect

With the large number of fire blight infections last year plan as if fire blight is in your neighborhood this year. Time will tell in the next week or so if conditions will be favorable…

Repellent Materials Bioassay for Winterform Pear Psylla

Pear psylla control is becoming increasingly difficult, especially in regions of the Pacific Northwest like the Wenatchee Valley where pear orchards dominate the landscape. In high pressure locations, an important factor in pear psylla control…


WA 38 ‘Cosmic Crisp™’ Fall Field Visits – Part 1

Drs. Bruce Barritt, Ines Hanrahan and Mr. Tom Auvil describe WA38 ‘Cosmic Crisp™’ cultivar characteristics, tree handling, rootstocks, pollination, thinning, the issue of stem punctures, stem clipping, fruit size, shape, color and post harvest performance.

Photoselective Anti-hail Netting Trial for ‘Honeycrisp’ Apple

An evaluation of the use of photoselective anti-hail netting is underway to reduce sunburn and improve productivity of ‘Honeycrisp’ apple in trials a commercial orchard in Quincy, WA. This video describes the methods used and…


FSPCA Preventive Controls Workshop-Bothell

April 11 @ 8:00 amApril 13 @ 3:00 pm

FDA Offices – Cascadia Training Rm.,

22215 26th Ave. SE, Bothell, WA 98021 United States

Sunburn & Delayed Sunscald Field Visit

May 25 @ 10:00 am11:45 am

McDougall’s Whitetrail shop,

8463 Road U NW, Quincy, WA 98848 United States

Pear IPM Field Visit

June 1 @ 3:30 pm5:00 pm



Washington State University