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Tree Fruit News Jan 2020


Introducing the WSU Pesticide Spray Record Evaluator

At some point, many of us have heard from a grower or friend that “it’s been a really bad year” for the control of a certain insect pest or “it’s so bad we’re going to…

PNW Pear Industry Input Sought Regarding Potential Initiation of New Breeding Program

The research subcommittee of the Fresh and Processed Pear Committees (FPC/PPC) is seeking feedback from pear industry stakeholders regarding the opportunity to support a new pear scion breeding program. The proposed program would focus on…

Canker Removal Now is Critical for Fire Blight Management this Year

Fire blight cankers left in the orchard are the source for new infections next spring. Remove them now!

Tree Fruit Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition in Cropping Orchards in Central Washington

Healthy trees need healthy roots to take up water and nutrients; healthy soils to provide water, nutrients, and protection from plant pathogens; sufficient water; and exemplary horticulture. When considering tree nutrition, it is essential to…

County Horticultural Pest and Disease Boards in Washington State

Every county in Washington State that has commercial tree fruit operations that ship fruit to specific countries outside the United States are required to have a functioning County Horticultural Pest and Disease Board.


Fire blight in the plant nursery

This article discusses recommendations for preventing fire blight from arriving in your nursery, and for cleaning up the disease, should infected plants be detected there.


NCW Tree Fruit Days January 20, 27-29 in Wenatchee and Chelan, and February 11 in Omak

Join us for WSU Tree Fruit Extension Programs in North Central Washington on January 20, 27, 28, 29, February 11, 2020. Co-sponsored by Northwest Cherries, Pear Bureau Northwest, NCW Fieldmen’s Association, Chelan Future Farmers of…

Preventative Controls for Human Foods

This 3 day course has been designed by the Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance (FSPCA) in collaboration with the FDA. It is a course recognized by FDA at present in meeting their requirements.

2020 Apple Horticulture/ Postharvest & Apple Crop Protection Research Review

The WA Tree Fruit Research Commission would like to invite everyone interested to attend this year’s Apple Horticulture / Postharvest and Apple Crop Protection Research Reviews.

Pre- and Post-harvest Disease Management Workshop

Join us to learn about best management practices to fight pre- and post-harvest pathogens which cause rots and continue to challenge the pome fruit industry.


Postharvest Defects, Disorders, Diseases, and Spanish Posters – on sale now!

In addition to the Postharvest Defects and Honeycrisp Disorders posters released in July 2019, we now have the Postharvest Diseases poster on sale. Also available now are the Spanish translations of the first two.


Pace International – Postharvest Fruit Physiology Technician

Pace International has a career opportunity for someone with postharvest experience at their Wapato laboratory.


Preventative Controls for Human Foods

Jan 21 | WSU Pullman, Ensminger Pavilion

2020 Women in Agriculture Conference

Jan 25 | Confluence Technology Center

NCW Apple Day 2020

Jan 27 | Wenatchee Convention Center

Manejo de Frutales

Jan 27 | Wenatchee Convention Center

NCW Pear Day 2020

Jan 28 | Wenatchee Convention Center


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2020 Apple Horticulture/ Postharvest & Apple Crop Protection Research Review

Jan 29 | Yakima Convention Center

NCW Stone Fruit Day 2020

Jan 29 | Wenatchee Convention Center

Better Process Control School Training – BPCS

Feb 3 | Hampton Inn and Suites Seattle Airport

Winter Horticulture Meeting – Hood River, OR

Feb 4 | Hood River Best Western

Cherry Day – The Dalles, OR

Feb 5 | Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

Okanogan Horticultural Society Meeting

Feb 11 | Okanogan County Agriplex

Chelan Horticulture Day 2020

Jan 20 | Chelan High School



Karen Lewis

Jenny Bolivar-Medina

Faith Critzer

Tianna DuPont

Chris Hedges

Gwen Hoheisel

Bernardita Sallato

Tory Schmidt

Ashley Thompson


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