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June 13, 2016 – Tree Fruit News


Inspect Your Orchard for Little Cherry Virus

Now that we are in the midst of cherry harvest, it’s a good time to inspect your orchard for Little Cherry Disease.  This disease is caused by one or a combination of pathogens – Little…

Engineering Analysis for High Density Trellis

Trellis failures in Washington have been expensive. Inspection and mindfulness of critical points could prevent future failures, mitigating loss of capital and opportunity costs. WSU, De Kleine Machine Co, and Century Steep have completed a…

Below the Canopy

Increasingly, growers are recognizing the influence that soil and the orchard floor can have on fruit production. A field tour in The Dalles, Oregon on May 31 was organized by Lynn Long, Oregon State University…


Columbia Basin Water Supply Forecast Workshops

July 21, 22, 23

Changing climate will affect availability and demand for water in Washington’s Columbia River Basin and influence how water will be managed over the next 20 years, according to a new report being prepared for the Washington Department of Ecology’s Office of Columbia River. 

How those changes could affect people, farms and fish will be shared at a series of free public workshops in June.

Scheduled for June 21, 22 and 23 in Richland, Wenatchee and Spokane, the workshops will give a first look at the 2016 Columbia River Basin Long-Term Water Supply and Demand Forecast.

For more information visit WSU News post link here.


Jonathan Yoder, State of Washington Water Research Center director and professor in the WSU School of Economic Sciences, 509-335-8596

Melissa Downes, technical project lead in the Office of Columbia River, 509-454-4259


Columbia Basin Water Forecast

June 21 – Tri Cities

June 22 – Wenatchee

June 23 – Spokane

Biological Indicators of Soil Health

July 12, 2016 – Webinar

Next Generation Tree Fruit Alliance Orchard Tour

August 4, 2016

Orchard Netting Field Day

August 17, 2016







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