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Tree Fruit News July 10, 2017


Inspect Your Orchard for Little Cherry Virus

By Dr. Elizabeth Beers, Dr. Andrea Bixby Brosi, WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center. Diagnosing Little Cherry Disease Don’t mistake little cherry disease with small cherries. Winter damage, cold damage, inadequate tree nutrition and…

Irrigation Scheduling Tool Available Online and as a New Phone Ap

Water stress can affect fruit size and quality. The irrigation scheduler from AgWeatherNet is a handy tool which can help you match irrigation applications to tree fruit needs. It uses your soil type and tree…

New Tree Fruit Extension Specialist Hired

Bernardita Sallato C. has been hired in the position of Washington State University Tree Fruit Extension Specialist in South Central Washington. Bernardita is originally from Chile where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in…

WA Commercial Apple Grower Orchard Netting Survey

As part of a 2015 WSDA funded project “Physiological responses of apple under photo-selective anti-hail netting” our team is conducting a survey of WA apple growers about their present experience or future consideration of using…


Next Generation Tree Fruit Network – Transitioning to Organic Tour

Join WSU and the Next Generation Tree Fruit Network for an opportunity to learn more about organic tree fruit production. We will discuss: compost and fertility & soil renovation as well as paperwork and certification….

Agricultural Technology Day 2017 Monday July 31, 2017

Agricultural Technology Day 2017 Monday July 31, 2017 1:00 to 6:00 PM Ag Technology Building, IAREC, 24016 N Bunn Road, Prosser, WA WSU CAHNRS’s Center for Precision & Automated Agricultural Systems team is hosting an…

WSU Mount Vernon NWREC will once again be hosting cider workshops during the Summer and Fall of 2017.

The first workshop, Sensory Analysis of Fruit Wines and Ciders, will be held Saturday August 5, 2017. This one-day workshop will introduce fundamental strategies to approaching fruit wine and cider sensory evaluation. Local wineries and…


Journalism Fellowship

Good Fruit Grower magazine is looking for a journalist who is fluent in Spanish and English to serve as the lead writer and curator of its new Spanish-language web site. The bilingual journalist will be the…


CPAAS Agricultural Technology Day 2017

July 31 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm WSU – IAREC, Prosser,

Next Gen Transitioning to Organic Tour – North

August 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Chelan, WA

Taiwan Orchard-Bin Sampling – Prosser

August 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Prosser, WA

Next Gen Transitioning to Organic Tour – South

August 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Mesa, WA

Taiwan Orchard-Bin Sampling – Yakima (am)

August 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Yakima, WA



Bernardita Sallato

Washington State University