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Tree Fruit News February 23


Oriental Fruit Moth Management in Washington Orchards

After notable infestations of oriental fruit moth in 2017 WSU researchers share reminders of management strategies.

The Utility of Bitter Pit Prediction Models for Honeycrisp

An easy and inexpensive test for bitter pit is needed to make more accurate storage decisions while providing producers with a reliable indication of potential storage losses due to bitter pit. To investigate this problem,…

Chipping Assistance Available to Orchardists through the Air Quality Initiative

Orchardists who are interested in chipping their tree prunings and slash piles are encouraged to apply for the Air Quality Initiative of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Through this program, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation…

Pre-season Estimate of Organic Apple Acres

Written by David Granatstein and Elizabeth Kirby, WSU Wenatchee The area of certified organic apple production in Washington State grew by 37% in 2017, and is poised to grow further in 2018. In 2016, there…

MSU Bird Damage Decision-making Survey

Cherry and Blueberry growers, Michigan State University is conducting a survey to gauge interest in adopting and marketing certain conservation practices, and to better understand how farmers make pest management decisions. With this research, we…


Yakima Program Coordinator Position Available

Overview: There is one opening with the Yakima County Horticulture Department. The position coordinates the activities and recommendations of the Pest Board; receive and resolve complaints involving horticultural pests in commercial and noncommercial properties. This recruitment…

Tree Fruit Extension Technician Position Open

This position will focus on soil quality, fire blight, replant disease and irrigation research and extension. The incumbent will work as part of Tianna DuPont’s Tree Fruit Extension program team in North Central Washington which…


SWD webinar February 27 @ 12:00 pm1:30 pm. Online webinar.

Food Safety Train the Trainer – Mt. Vernon March 6 @ 8:00 amMarch 7 @ 5:00 pm Mt. Vernon, WA

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

WSU Postharvest Fruit School March 20 @ 8:00 amMarch 22 @ 5:00 pm Wenatchee and Prosser

Irrigation Water Management Workshop – Spanish March 27 @ 9:00 am4:00 pm Hood River, OR

Irrigation Water Management Workshop – Spanish March 28 @ 9:00 am4:00 pm Hood River, OR


Karen Lewis

Gwen Hoheisel

Tory Schmidt

Ines Hanrahan

Wendy Jones

Tianna DuPont

David Granatstein

Bernardita Sallato

Washington State University