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Tree Fruit News – April 5

NEWS

How to Effectively Manage Codling Moth

Without any intervention, codling moth numbers increase about four-fold from generation to generation. Therefore, targeting the first generation is important to reset the population size to a minimum. Control measures for subsequent generations can be…

Using dry matter to increase consumer liking and retail purchase price of d’Anjou pear

Written by Sara Serra, WSU, March 2019 Evaluating the fruit dry matter at harvest by the adoption of a NIR (near-infrared spectroscopy) technology can contribute to increase consumer pear liking. The dry matter metric, as…

2019 Crop Protection Guide is Available

Dear Growers, Field Staff and Industry Professionals; We are excited to bring you the 2019 Crop Protection Guide. Print copies of the 2019 guide are available at http://pubs.wsu.edu/ The online guide is available at treefruit.wsu.edu…

VIDEOS

Netting for Apple Insect Management

Shade nets are becoming popular to reduce sunburn on apples, but what effect do they have on movement of insects? WSU graduate student Adrian Marshall is investigating the potential of mesh barriers to keep pests…

WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

Basics of Sanitation & Current Good Manufacturing Practices

This course provides basic information about sanitation for food plants. The course walks through the principles of sanitation, sanitation chemicals, employee practices and other related topics. The course is specifically targeted to sanitation line workers.

FMSA PSA Grower Training – SPANISH

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will hold a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training course on May 2, 2019, in Union Gap, WA. This one-day class fulfills the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement for Produce…

FSMA PSA Grower Training – SPANISH

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will hold a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training (PSA) course in Spanish on Thursday, April 11th, 2019, in Union Gap, WA. This one day class fulfills the FSMA Produce…
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