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Tree Fruit News Feb 12, 2018

NEWS

Developing a cv. WA 38 starch scale for WA State apple industry

Each apple variety has a unique starch scale profile. The common feature of each scale is a gauge of the percentage of staining within the two regions of the fruit: the core and the flesh…

Sweet Cherry Bud Hardiness February 8, 2018

Dr. David Gibeaut and Drew Hubbard, OSU Department of Horticulture, are measuring cold hardiness of sweet cherry buds as part of their program’s study in cold hardiness of sweet cherry. For samples measured on February…

Pear Pruning and Horticulture in Higher Density Systems Demonstration

On February 5, 2018 Stefano Musacchi, WSU Endowed Chair of Horticulture and Bob Gix, Blue Star Growers discussed pruning horticulture with fifty-four growers at a WSU Extension Field Day in Yakima, WA. The discussion focused…

New Decision Aid Systems (DAS) Models Launched

In a non-typical year like 2018 models are more important than ever to help guide decisions in the orchard. Take a look at models new this year: Flower phenology: Cripps Pink, Gala, Red Delicious; Honeybee…

Effects of soil biology on plant health and resistance to pests and diseases

Advances in molecular research techniques are providing new insights into the complex interactions that can occur between soil organisms, plants, and the above- or below-ground organisms that feed on plants—including insect pests and pathogens. This…

Welcome New Food Safety Specialist

Faith Critzer joined the faculty of WSU as the new Produce Safety Extension Specialist based in Prosser at the Irrigated Agriculture Extension and Research Center. Prior to joining WSU, Faith was a food safety extension…

New OSU Tree Fruit Extension Hire

Dr. Ashely Thompson has accepted the position with OSU Tree Fruit Extension at The Dalles. Ashley is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her PhD in Horticulture from Virginia…

EVENTS

2018 NW Pear Research Review  February 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Wenatchee, WA

Pear Pruning Demo – Northern Site February 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Cashmere, WA.

Columbia Tree Fruit Club February 2 @ 3:30-5:00 pm. Pasco WA.

Sprayer Calibration and BMPs Workshop February 22 Naches, WA. Contact Salvador, GS Long (800) 338-5664

Sprayer Calibration and BMPs Workshop March 6 Prosser WA. Contact Salvador, GS Long (800) 338-5664

Sprayer Calibration and BMPs Workshop March 8 Wenatchee, WA. Contact Salvador, GS Long (800) 338-5664

TEAM

Karen Lewis

Gwen Hoheisel

Tory Schmidt

Ines Hanrahan

Wendy Jones

Tianna DuPont

David Granatstein

Bernardita Sallato

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