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Tree Fruit News Jan 8, 2018

NEWS

Cherry Powdery Mildew – Questions and Answers from 2017

After a tough year in 2017 lets look at the answers to common questions about cherry powdery mildew answered by WSU plant pathologist Dr. Gary Grove. by Gary Grove, WSU Plant Pathology; Tianna DuPont, WSU…

Smartphone Applications to Assist with Weed Identification

Smart phone apps may help you identify your problem weeds. Correct identification is critical to choosing the most effective herbicide.

LATEST VIDEOS

The Soil is Alive

A diverse abundant soil food web cycles water and nutrients, suppresses plant pathogens and helps buffer plant stress. Feed the soil food web to improve plant health. Animated video by Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension and…

WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

Pre-Cherry Institute Orchard Systems Tour

There will be a Cherry Orchards Systems Tour preceding the 75th Annual Cherry Institute. Stop 1: 1:00 pm Finley Cherries 1721 Cottonwood Road, Pasco 4th leaf ‘Rainier’/’Gisela6’ and ‘Benton’/’Gisela6’ Y-trellised fruiting walls (Tatura, quad-V, double-V) Stop…

Chelan Fruit Day

Co-sponsored by WSU Extension and Chelan Future Farmers of America Topics include: Fire Blight Prevention, Cosmic Crisp® Marketing Updates, Cosmic Crisp® Horticultural Updates, Woolly Apple Aphid, Native Stink Bug, Reducing Spray Drift, Spotted Wing Drosophila,…

NCW Stone Fruit Day

Co-Sponsored by WSU Extension and NW Cherries Topics include: Record Crop, Record Challenges, Looking Back and Moving Forward; Managing for Bigger High Quality Fruit; Grower Experiences with Cherry Training Systems; Spotted Wing Drosophila; Cherry Virus…

NCW Pear Day

Co-sponsored by WSU Extension and Pear Bureau Northwest Topics include: Optimizing Pear Physiology, Handling Trees at Planting for Medium Density Demonstration, Novel Avenues for Increasing Pear Consumption, Farm Bill and Labor Issues Update, Tree Survey,…

NCW Apple Day

Co-Sponsored by: WSU Extension and North Central Fieldmen’s Assoc. Topics include: Can Deficit Irrigation Be Used as a Tool to Improve Fruit Quality in Honeycrisp?, Adoption of Protective Netting in WA Apple Production, Bitter Pit…

Pear Pruning Demo – Northern Site

Are you interested in improving your pear blocks? Are you interested in higher density pears or how higher density techniques can help you in your standard pear blocks? Join Dr. Stefano Musacchi, Washington State University…

Pear Pruning Demo – Southern Site

Are you interested in improving your pear blocks? Are you interested in higher density pears or how higher density techniques can help you in your standard pear blocks? Join Dr. Stefano Musacchi, Washington State University…

2018 Apple Horticulture/Postharvest Research Review

January 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

The 2018 Apple Horticulture/Postharvest Research Review will be held at the Holiday Inn Express Pasco January 24, 2018.  The event is free and open to the public; no pre-registration is necessary.  Attendees will hear final reports on topics including: WA38 evaluation of rootstocks and training systems, understanding and managing the food safety risk of packline brushbeds, apple rootstock and scion evaluation and validation of the Red Delicious pollen tube growth model.

For questions, contact Kathy Coffey (509)665-8271, ext. 2 or via email: Kathy@treefruitresearch.com

2018 Apple Crop Protection Research Review

January 25, 2018 @ 8:30 am -5:30 pm

The 2018 Apple Crop Protection Research Review will be held at the Holiday Inn Express Pasco January 25, 2018. The event is free and open to the public no pre-registration is necessary.   The agenda will be available on our website approximately 2 weeks in advance of the meeting

Attendees will hear final reports on topics including: improved late- and post-bloom sanitation of fire blight pathogen, cold tolerance, diapause and survival of Brown Marmorated stink bugs and season-long protection of apples from codling moth using kairomonal mass trapping.

There will also be a scientist “Meet and Greet” at the end of the day to talk individually to researchers. For questions, contact Kathy Coffey (509)665-8271, ext. 2 or via email: Kathy@treefruitresearch.com

EVENTS

Pre-Cherry Institute Orchard Systems Tour  January 11 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 pm

75th Annual Cherry Institute January 12 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Yakima, WA.

Chelan Fruit Day  January 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Chelan, WA.

NCW Stone Fruit Day January 16 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Wenatchee, WA.

NCW Pear Day  January 17 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Wenatchee, WA.

NCW Apple Day  January 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Wenatchee, WA.

2018 Apple Hort. & Postharvest Res. Review  January 24 @ 8:00 am – January 25 @ 5:00 pm. Pasco, WA.

2018 Apple Crop Protection Res. Review  January 25 @ 8:00 am – January 26 @ 5:00 pm. Pasco, WA.

2018 Technology Research Review  February 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Beverly, WA.

Pear Pruning Demo – Southern Site  February 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Yakima, WA.

Okanogan Horticultural Society Meeting  February 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. Omak, WA.

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.

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