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Tree Fruit News July 10, 2018


Leaf Tissue Analysis

Analyzing leaf tissue is one of the most valuable and standardized tools to diagnose nutrients and/or monitor the nutritional status of any orchard. To effectively evaluate leaf tissue nutritional analyses, it is important to understand…

The importance of room and bin sanitation to reduce postharvest decay

By Achour Amiri, Plant Pathologist, Washington State University-TFREC With the end of packing of the previous-season crop and the new crop of apple and pear expected shortly, it is important to prepare adequately to minimize…

WA 38 Characteristics and Horticulture

WSU’s Cosmic Crisp webpage is the go to for the latest research based production information. Here we cover growth habit, establishment considerations, training systems, pruning techniques, crop load management, fruit type and fruit quality.

Campylomma bug – Know the Good Guys in your Pear Orchard

As part of a Pear IPM project we are tracking natural enemies in pear orchards and we wanted to share who is active in the orchard now with you. Here we describe campyloma. As you…


Notice of Vacancy: Endowed Chair in Tree Fruit Soil and Rhizosphere Science

Washington State University Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Notice of Vacancy WSU Position #121694 vacancy link   Title: Endowed Chair in Tree Fruit Soil and Rhizosphere Science 12-month, permanent, full-time, open rank, tenure-track or…

Contribute your Interests the Specialty Crop Block Grant Funding Priorities

The Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program would like your help in identifying our state’s funding priorities for 2019. The top priorities will be used in our Block Grant’s competitive process….


Pear IPM Field Day

Join WSU Extension for a field day demonstration and research update Thursday July 19, 2018. Managing pear psylla and mites in the Wenatchee Valley and nearby areas has become increasingly difficult and costly.  Resistance is a…


Join the Okanogan Horitcultural Society for their Summer Field Day Thursday, July 26th 2018. The topic this year is Sterile Insect Release for Control of Codling Moth.


Pear IPM Field Day  July 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Dryden, WA

Okanogan Horticultural Society Annual Tour  July 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Tonasket,

Apple Exporter Workshop – Wenatchee  August 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Wenatchee, WA

Apple Exporter Workshop – Yakima August 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Yakima, WA

Next Generation Network – Organic Tour  August 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Royal City, WA



Karen Lewis

Jenny Bolivar-Medina

Faith Critzer

Tianna DuPont

Chris Hedges

Gwen Hoheisel

Bernardita Sallato

Tory Schmidt

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