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Tree Fruit News – February 2022

NEWS

Precision Irrigation Scheduling Tool Now Available

It’s about to be springtime and the start of irrigation season!  Crop evapotranspiration (ET) is low in the spring compared to what it is in the middle of the summer.  Can I shut my irrigation…

Titer and Distribution of Candidatus Phytoplasma pruni in Prunus avium

The parallel outbreak of Little Cherry and X-disease has become a singular threat to the PNW cherry industry, causing the removal of ca. 1000 acres in the past five years. In Washington, one of the…

2022 WA Tree Fruit Research Commission Grant Awards for Cherry

Date: January 2022 Authors: Paige Beuhler and Ines Hanrahan For 2022, the WA Tree Fruit Research Commission approved $701,654 to help fund ten (10) new projects. The Oregon Sweet Cherry Commission (OSCC) is co-funding nine…

2022 WA Tree Fruit Research Commission Grant Awards for Technology

Date: January 2022 Authors: Paige Beuhler and Ines Hanrahan In December of 2021, the WA Tree Fruit Research Commission approved $706,830 in new technology research for the upcoming year. All newly approved technology projects this…

Climate Analogs for Specialty Crops: See the Future Now

This article is part of a series, Climate Friendly Fruit & Veggies, highlighting work from the Fruit & Vegetable Supply Chains: Climate Adaptation & Mitigation Opportunities (F&V CAMO) project, a collaborative research study This project…

LATEST VIDEOS

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…

OPPORTUNITIES

Opportunity – Pesticide Education Specialist, Bilingual

Within the Pesticide Management Division, the Technical Services & Education Program (TSEP) exists to educate the agricultural community on pesticide safety, licensing, and usage requirements. The Bilingual Pesticide Education Specialist position collaborates with other Pesticide Education…

Opportunity – Financial Research Administrator

An exciting new opportunity here at Washington State University! The Financial Research Administrator will provide all manner of financial grant support to the recently funded AgAID Institute and the Soil To Society Project, including both pre-and post-award…

Are you interested in improving bee health in your pear block?

We are looking for pear growers interested in participating in a USDA-funded research project this Spring. The project will explore bee health at orchards under different fire blight management schemes (antibiotics & biologicals). We are…

Research Assistant (Temporary)

This position will support the USDA-ARS Hop Breeding Lab stationed at the Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (WSU-IAREC) in Prosser, WA. In this field and greenhouse-based position, the research assistant(s) will…

WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

SOIL CON Washington Soil Health Week

FROM GLOBAL TO LOCAL SCALED SOIL HEALTH PARAMETERS   Virtual Sessions from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm PST   Topics include: Global soil degradation & local solutions Opportunities to incorporate soil biology Regional soil health…

EVENTS

How can we integrate thresholds and scouting? – Pear IPM Study Circle

Feb 8 | Mission Creek Community Club

Okanogan Horticultural Society Meeting

Feb 9 | Okanogan County Agriplex

WSU EXTENSION 2022 LITTLE CHERRY DISEASE DAY

Feb 16 | Kittitas Valley Event Center

2022 NW Pear Research Review

Feb 17 | Best Western Inn, Hood River

SOIL CON Washington Soil Health Week

Feb 22 |

TEAM

 

Karen Lewis

Jenny Bolivar-Medina

Tianna DuPont

Chris Hedges

Gwen Hoheisel

Bernardita Sallato

Tory Schmidt

Corina Serban

 

EDITOR

The February 2022 edition of Fruit Matters was edited by Gwen-Alyn Hoheisel, WSU Extension.

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