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Tree Fruit News February 6, 2017


Cherry Calcium Management Update

In Dr Wang’s recent study he found that the previous recommendation of three calcium applications did not increase concentrations of calcium in the fruit. Six applications between pit hardening and harvest was able to increase…

Help Improve the PNW Dark Sweet Cherry Developmental Index Chart

OSU and WSU are developing a PNW Dark Sweet Cherry Developmental Index Chart from work done by Todd Einhorn and David Gibeaut. At the heart of the chart is the prediction of final size and…


Join WSU Extension for an Organic Pest and Disease Fruit School March 14 and 15

Washington leads the nation in organic fruit production.  Join us to delve deep into the ecology, biology and tools for successful organic orchard pest and disease management. This two-day school will include in-depth presentations from…

Integrating Beneficial Habitat on your Farm

Integrated Biological Pest Management for Vegetable Growers, Orchardists, Viticulturists & other Columbia Gorge Farmers. THURSDAY, February 23, 2017: MOSIER, Oregon. 8:30a.m. – 4p.m. Mosier Grange Hall, 900 4th Street. Learn about providing for and gaining…

The Spray Application Best Management Practices Workshops – Multiple Locations

The Spray Application Best Management Practices workshop is a one-day, hands-on training aimed to provide both managers and operators the information needed to optimize spray operations.  Managers must to know the steps, time, and requirements…

Feb 10 Hood River Winter Horticulture Meeting

The Hood River Winter Horticulture Meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 10.  Please note that the location will be the Hood River Inn. Lunch will be provided, courtesy of program sponsors.  ODA and WSDA pesticide…


Position Available: Scientific Assistant – Tree Fruit Extension

Join WSU’s Tree Fruit Extension Team. This position will support the research and outreach activities of the Tree Fruit Extension program focusing on soil quality and fire blight. The incumbent will work as part of the…

Position Available: Regional Extension Tree Fruit Specialist South-Central Washington

Regional Tree Fruit Extension Specialist, Washington State University Extension. This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor within the WSU College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences…


Okanogan Horticulture Meeting February 7 – Omak, WA

Hood River Winter Hort Meeting February 10 @ 8:00 am3:45 pm – Hood River Best Western

FSPCA Preventive Controls Workshop-Pullman February 13 @ 8:00 amFebruary 15 @ 3:00 pm WSU Pullman, Ensminger Pavilion

NW Pear Research Review February 16February 17 – Hood River Best Western

Sprayer Calibration Workshop – Naches – February 28

Sprayer Calibration Workshop – Prosser  – March 2

Sprayer Calibration Workshop – Wenatchee  – March 8

Organic Pest & Disease Management Fruit School  – March 14 @ 8:00 amMarch 15 @ 5:00 pm



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