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Tree Fruit News Dec 2020

NEWS

Pear IPM Webinar a Success

Chris Strohm, Louis Nottingham, and Tianna DuPont, Washington State University and Rick Hilton, Oregon State University shared an update on 2020 Pear IPM research with ninety-three pear growers, consultants and scientists in a webinar on…

New USDA Projects Funded to Support the Washington Tree Fruit Industry

Members of the Tree Fruit Extension team have been working hard to secure federal funding for challenges facing the industry. They are part of national teams and represent $16.9 million in total federal support from…

X-disease phytoplasma (Western X)

Little Cherry Disease is caused by Western X Phytoplasma as well as Little cherry virus 1 (LChV1) and Little cherry virus 2 (LChV2). Diseased trees produce cherries of small size and poor color and flavor…

We need your help – X-disease, Little Cherry Disease Impact Survey

If you have removed trees due to Little Cherry Disease or X-disease please fill out the survey here. Survey results will help justify grants and resources.

WSU launches water management survey in Yakima, Okanogan, Methow, and Walla Walla basins

Do you have views about how water should be managed within your Basin?  We want to hear them! Washington State University scientists and collaborators will survey owners of irrigated farms this winter in the Okanogan,…

Research Reviews – Busted!

When asked to write a short article about what people should know about WTFRC’s research reviews, I thought it best not to assume that everyone reading this would know what the heck a research review…

LATEST VIDEOS

Identifying Strategies for Pear IPM Success

Recorded presentation from WSU-OSU Pear IPM Webinar on December 2, 2020, hosted by Chris Strohm and Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension. In this recording, Chris Strohm discusses various IPM strategies for pear. This project was funded…

Particle Films to Control Pear Psylla

Recorded presentation from WSU-OSU Pear IPM Webinar on December 2, 2020, hosted by Chris Strohm and Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension. In this recording, Louis Nottingham, WSU Entomology, presents his research on using particle films to…

Codling Moth & BMSB Management without Disrupting Biocontrol

Recorded presentation from WSU-OSU Pear IPM Webinar on December 2, 2020, hosted by Chris Strohm and Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension. Some of the work Richard Hilton, OSU, shares here is funded by a USDA-SCRI grant.

Cold damage in tree fruit: An Overview

This is the first of a four-part series from the sweet cherry cold hardiness webinar held on Oct 29, 2020. In this video, Overview of cold damage in tree fruit, Dr. Matthew Whiting, WSU professor, presents…

Sweet cherry cold tolerance, dormancy & floral development

This is the second of a four-part video series from the sweet cherry cold hardiness webinar held on Oct 29, 2020. In this video, Jonathan Magby, WSU PhD candidate in the Horticulture Department, gives a…

New technology for reducing cold damage

This is the third of a four-part video series from the sweet cherry cold hardiness webinar held on Oct 29, 2020. In this video, New technology for reducing cold damage, Brent Arnoldussen, WSU PhD candidate…

Assessing Cold Damage – a Demonstration

This is the last of a four-part series from the sweet cherry cold hardiness webinar held on Oct 29, 2020. In this video, Assessing cold damage, Dr. Matthew Whiting, WSU professor, demonstrates how to assess…

PUBLICATIONS

Sweet Cherries

L. Long, G. Lang & C. Kaiser Dec 2020. This new book provides comprehensive coverage of the history, genetic improvements, production physiology of growth and cropping, orchard establishment and management, and harvest considerations for sustainable…

Recent Achievements and New Research Opportunities for Optimizing Macronutrient Availability, Acquisition, and Distribution for Perennial Fruit Crops

Lee Kalcsits et al. 10/2020. Here, we highlight recent advancements and identify knowledge gaps in nutrient dynamics across the soil–rhizosphere–tree continuum for fruit crops.

WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

Cherry Institute January 2021

This year’s Cherry Institute will be a little different. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place, the organizers have planned for an entirely virtual venue. Each individual program item is listed in our events…

Winter Educational Opportunities

WSU Tree Fruit Extension will provide a variety of learning opportunities this fall and winter in order to continue to bring growers research-based information while maintaining your safety from Covid19. Opportunities will include webinar series,…

Group Viewing for Recertification Credits

WSU is offering group viewing for their webinar courses. Webinars are suitable for pesticide applicators in turf, landscapes, agriculture, rights of way, industrial areas, and more. Interested parties may request to sponsor a group-viewing session.  The…

EVENTS

WSU Tree Fruit Days

Jan 18 |

Organic Apple Mildew Management: Webinar

Jan 18 | Webinar

The Latest Fire Blight Research: Webinar

Jan 18 |

Selecting New Varieties: Webinar

Jan 18 |

Mating Disruption as a Basis for Apple IPM & Coverage is Key in Apple IPM: Webinar

Jan 19 | Webinar

Codling Moth Apple IPM – Don’t Forget the Basics, SIR Update: Webinar

Jan 19 | Webinar

The Labor Piece of the Production Puzzle: Webinar

Jan 19 | Webinar

Pear IPM: Webinar

Jan 20 | Webinar

Using Honeydew Washing to Improve Pear IPM: Webinar

Jan 20 | Webinar

Irrigating Pears for Quality: Webinar

Jan 20 |

X-disease and Little Cherry Virus: Webinar

Jan 21 |

Cherry Powdery Product Resistance: Webinar

Jan 21 | Webinar

Rodent Control for Orchards: Webinar

Jan 22 | Webinar

Apple Thinning: Webinar

Jan 22 | Webinar

Matching Rootstocks to Scions and Varieties

Jan 22 | Webinar

2021 Apple Horticulture/Postharvest Research Review

Jan 27 | Online webinar

2021 Apple Crop Protection Research Review

Jan 28 | Online webinar

2021 NW Pear Research Review

Feb 17 | Online webinar

TEAM

 

Karen Lewis

Jenny Bolivar-Medina

Tianna DuPont

Chris Hedges

Gwen Hoheisel

Bernardita Sallato

Tory Schmidt

Corina Serban

Ashley Thompson

 

Washington State University