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May 2, 2016

NEWS

Geneva Rootstock Performance: 2016 Rootstock Trial Update

There is likely not a ‘Best’ apple rootstock. The replant tolerant Geneva rootstocks (G.41, G.214, G.935, G.210, G.969, G.890) are much better than the available standards of Bud 9, Mark, M.9 clones, M.26 and the…

WA38 Horticulture: Characteristics and Preliminary Results

With the first plantings of Cosmic Crisp™ WA38 due in spring 2017 it is important to know what training and pruning techniques, pollinizers, and rootstocks are most appropriate for this new variety. WSU research plantings…

VIDEOS

Weed Control in Orchards

On January 19, 2015 David Granatstein spoke at the Lake Chelan Hort Day about why weed control is needed in orchards, weed control options, herbicides and other choices, and economics. He also discussed the results…

EVENTS

WA 38 June Field Days – Storage Evaluation and Mechanical Pruning Demonstration

Wednesday June 1, 2016   

9:30 to 11:00 am   WSU ROZA Orchard

3:00 to 4:30 pm   WSU Sunrise Orchard

Join us at one or both locations for horticultural recommendations and storage evaluations.

  • See the impact of pruning and training strategies on the canopy.
  • See a demonstration of mechanical pruning.
  • Review the results of storage evaluations.
  • See how last year’s heat effected fruit quality.
  • See and taste fruit MCP-treated and non-treated.
  • Fruit from two locations with different soils.

Stone Fruit Export Cert. Training

This training is for packing house technicians responsible for cull cutting stone fruit being packed for Mexico or B.C., Canada. Training includes identification of Oriental fruit moth larvae, sampling method and associated documentation.

Two sessions are scheduled:

  • May 18 at 10am, WSDA Classroom, 21 N 1st. Ave., Yakima
  • May 20 at 10am, WSU TFREC lg. conf. rm., 1100 N Western Ave.,Wenatchee

EVENTS

Wednesday May 18, 2016 Stone Fruit Export Certification Training. Yakima, WA

Friday May 20, 2016 Stone Fruit Export Certification Training. Wenatchee, WA

Wednesday June 1, 2016  WA 38 June Field Days – Storage Evaluation and Mechanical Pruning Demonstration.  9:30 to 11:00 am Prosser, WA; 3:00 to 4:30 pm Rock Island, WA

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