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September 13, 2016 Tree Fruit News

NEWS

DA Meter Maturity Indicator

The DA meter is a handheld device which non-destructively measures the difference of absorbance between 670 and 720 nm. The value correlates with the chlorophyll content in the mesocarp (flesh) of the fruit and can…

Quick Reference Guide to the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) as Revised in 2015 available

The ‘Quick Reference Guide to the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) as Revised in 2015’ is available for download. The WPS is a federal regulation designed to protect agricultural workers (people employed in the production of…

Time for Fall Urea Application

Dr. Greg Lang of Michigan State University has found that late summer or autumn urea sprays increased the shoot hardiness of the cherries that he tested and produced up to 20% larger spur leaves in…

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….

Events

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 tianna.dupont@wsu.edu 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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