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Fruit Matters Tree Fruit News May 8, 2017


Spotted Wing Drosophila Monitoring for 2017

With cherry bloom behind us, and straw coming up rapidly, it’s time to finalize plans for trapping spotted wing drosophila (SWD), and thinking about which trap/lure combination might work best for your situation.  We’ve come…

Resources for Managing Cherry Pesticide Residues

When it comes to concerns over pesticide residues, cherry growers require a lot of complex, up-to-the-minute information to make appropriate management decisions.  Specifically, they need to know exactly where their sales desks intend to export…

Don’t forget about the seedbank when you are thinking about weed control.

When researchers think about weed control in crop production, we often think about ‘short-term’ results, i.e. weed control after 30 days, weed control after 90 days, weed control at harvest, etc. But weeds and weed…

Calcium Recommendations for Apples

Calcium management is critical to control bitter pit, especially for susceptible varieties. Good management should always be systems-based starting with adequate supplies in the soil, good tree and root health, sufficient water to move calcium…

Cherry Calcium Management Update

In Dr Wang’s recent study he found that the previous recommendation of three calcium applications did not increase concentrations of calcium in the fruit. Six applications between pit hardening and harvest was able to increase…


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.

WA 38 ‘Cosmic Crisp™’ Fall Field Visits – Part 2

The WA 38 (or Cosmic Crisp™) trial compares vertical spindle, bi-axis and V-trellis training systems and both the M9-Nic29 and Geneva 41 rootstocks. Trial results are discussed by trial participants. Topics discussed include pruning and…


Wenatchee hosts 2017 INTERPERA Congress

International pear conference coming to the USA for the first time.The Pacific Northwest will welcome pear industry researchers, experts, growers and marketers from around the world to the 2017 Interpera Congress in Wenatchee, Washington on…

Register now! FSMA Water Quality Testing Workshops

Registration for the Washington State FSMA Water Quality Testing Workshops is now open! The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will host two workshops in collaboration with the Western Center for Food Safety (WCFS) from UC…


NFE Annual Cherry Workshop – Wenatchee

May 9 @ 10:00 am12:30 pm

Wenatchee Convention Center,

NFE Annual Cherry Workshop – Yakima

May 10 @ 10:00 am12:30 pm

Red Lion Yakima Center,

NFE Annual Cherry Workshop – Dallesport

May 11 @ 10:00 am12:30 pm

The Dalles Fruit Company,

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

Charla Sobre Prevención de Daño por sol En la Fruta

May 25 @ 1:00 pm2:30 pm

McDougall’s Whitetrail shop,

8463 Road U NW, Quincy, WA 98848 United States

Pear IPM Field Visit

June 1 @ 3:30 pm5:00 pm

Cashmere WA




Washington State University