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Tree Fruit News August 14, 2017

NEWS

2017 Washington Apple Harvest Predicted to be 130.9 Million Boxes

Yakima, WA –The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) released its forecast for the 2017 Washington state fresh apple crop Aug 7.

Strategies to Minimize Postharvest Rots of Apple and Pear

Preventing rots from damaging stored apple and pear starts by good orchard sanitation practices and timely fungicide applications. However, postharvest practices will help extend the shelf life of the fruit and minimize decay development, especially…

Honeycrisp Supermarket Survey Results

In 2012, we started a survey to determine the availability and quality of Honeycrisp apples in local Yakima grocery stores throughout the year. We wanted to find out how long Honeycrisp would be on the…

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Position announcement: OSU Tree Fruit Scientist

OSU is inviting applications for the newly revised position for Tree Fruit Scientist (integrated pear and cherry production systems) based at MCAREC, Hood River, OR. This is a tenure track faculty position. Minimum job requirements…

Position announcement: OSU Tree Fruit Extension

OSU is inviting applications for the newly revised position for Tree Fruit Extension based in The Dalles. Minimum job requirements include a PhD in Horticulture, Entomology, Pest Management, Plant Pathology, Soil Science or closely related field with…

EVENTS

Rootstock Tour

Join WSU Extension and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission for a tour of recent rootstock trials. There are three stops on this tour. Join us at one or all. Tom Auvil will describe characteristics…

Canceled WA 38 Horticulture Field Day

Due to the later season this year the Prosser location will have to be canceled. Please join us for the Sept 27 event in Rock Island. We apologize for the inconvenience but Mother Nature is…

WA 38 Tips to Optimize Fruit Quality Field Day

Join WSU for a fall field day discussing horticulture and tips to optimize fruit quality of WA38 Cosmic Crisp™, WSU’s newest breeding program release. With more than 637,224 WA38 trees in the ground already, WSU…

Save the Date: Postharvest Fruit School 2018

Dates: 20-22 March 2018. Locations: Wenatchee & Prosser, Washington. The 2018 Post-harvest Fruit School is an excellent opportunity for warehouse and other professionals in the tree fruit and berry industries to deepen and develop their…
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