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Tree Fruit News – July, 2021

NEWS

Electron microscopy of flower buds

When and how to reduce doubling in sweet cherry

New resources Explaining Use of Deficit Irrigation for Honeycrisp

Deficit irrigation is a tool used to reduce the amount of water given to a plant at specific phenological stages. In ‘Honeycrisp’ this strategy is used to reduce fruit size, and bitter pit, as well…

Using Soil Moisture Sensors in Pears

Irrigation sensors help you make more informed irrigation decisions based on soil moisture conditions in the root zone.
apples with different temperature

Real-Time In-Orchard Apple Heat Stress Monitoring System

Sunburn is a major issue in apple production, resulting up to 40% yield loss. Sunburn adversely affects the fruit aesthetics and reduces marketability. For several years, the fruit surface temperature (FST) has been used as…
Cherry leaves appearing pale green in color.; apple orchard with vigorous dark green growth.

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…
Figure 2 X-disease phytoplasma on Bing cherry.

Recursos para el manejo de la Enfermedad de la Cereza Pequeña (LCD)

Multiple resources are available for scouting and sampling of X-disease and Little Cherry disease during the 2021 season.

Labs testing for Little Cherry Virus and X-disease Phytoplasma

VIDEOS AND GALLERIES

Honeycrisp Meetup: Crop Load Part 4. Q and A

Honeycrisp Meetup: Crop Load Part 4. Questions and Answers, Hosted by Mario Miranda Sazo, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Anna Wallis, Michigan State University Extension and and Bernardita Sallato, Washington State University Extension.

Honeycrisp Meetup: Crop Load Part 3.

Honeycrisp Meetup: Crop Load Part 3. Video clip with WA grower Bruce Allen, MI grower Chris Kropf, and NY growers Jason Woodworth and Jose Iñiguez talking about crop load management strategies. Supported by IFTA and…

Honeycrisp Meetup: Crop Load Part 2.

Honeycrisp Meetup: Crop Load Part 2. Stefano Musacchi, Washington State University explains the relation between crop load and roostock with fruit quality parameters.

Honeycrisp Meetup: Crop Load Part 1.

Honeycrisp Meetup: Crop Load Part 1. Introduction to the Honeycrisp Meetup Series developed in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension, Michigan State University Extension and Washington State University Extension. Part 1. Terence Robinson, Cornell University talks…

Scouting and Sampling for Little Cherry Disease

Tips on scouting and sampling for X-disease and Little cherry disease which cause small, pale unmarketable fruit in cherries.

Honeycrisp Meetup: Rootstock Q and A 2

Honeycrisp Meetup: Rootstocks Part 5. Hosted by Mario Miranda Sazo, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Anna Wallis, Michigan State University Extension and and Bernardita Sallato, Washington State University Extension. Questions and Answers about Rootstocks for Honeycrisp.

Honeycrisp Meetup: Rootstock Q and A 1

Honeycrisp Meetup: Rootstocks Q&A 2. Hosted by Mario Miranda Sazo, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Anna Wallis, Michigan State University Extension and and Bernardita Sallato, Washington State University Extension. Questions and Answers about Rootstocks for Honeycrisp.

Honeycrisp Meetup: Rootstock Part 3

Honeycrisp Meetup: Rootstocks Part 3. Hosted by Mario Miranda Sazo, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Anna Wallis, Michigan State University Extension and and Bernardita Sallato, Washington State University Extension. Part 3. Honeycrisp growers Rod Farrow, Chris Kropf…

Honeycrisp Meetup: Rootstock Part 2

Honeycrisp Meetup: Rootstocks Part 2. Hosted by Mario Miranda Sazo, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Anna Wallis, Michigan State University Extension and and Bernardita Sallato, Washington State University Extension. Part 2: Tom Auvil, North American Plant Horticulturist…

Honeycrisp Meetup: Rootstock Part 1

Honeycrisp Meetup: Rootstocks Part 1. Hosted by Mario Miranda Sazo, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Anna Wallis, Michigan State University Extension and and Bernardita Sallato, Washington State University Extension. Part 1: Terence Robinson, Cornell University talks about…

Honeycrisp Meetup: Nutrient Management. Grower video clip

This video is a clip of the 2021 IFTA Virtual Honeycrisp Tour, in which nutrient management was discussed. It should be watched as a ‘teaser’ for the 2021 Honeycrisp Virtual Meetup, Webinar #3 on nutrient…

Honeycrisp Meetup: Nutrient management part 4

Honeycrisp Meetup: Nutrient management Part 4. Panel discussion with the participation of grower panel: Rod Farrow (NY), Chris Kropf (MI) and Bruce Allen (WA), researchers: Lailiang Cheng, Cornell University, Essie Fallahi, University of Idaho, Lee…

Honeycrisp Meetup: Nutrient management Part 3

Honeycrips Meetup: Nutrient management Part 3. Lee Kalcsits, Washington State University, talks about influence of rootstock, crop load, and calcium sprays on Honeycrisp apples

Honeycrisp Meetup: Nutrient Management Part 2

Honeycrips Meetup: Nutrient management. Professor Essie Fallahi, University of Idaho shares key findings on the influence of rootstock and crop load management on Honeycrips apples.

Honeycrisp Meetup: Nutrient Management Part 1

Honeycrisp Meetup: Lailiang Cheng, Cornell University, highlight the importance of nitrogen management on Honeycrisp and fruit sampling for bitter pit prediction.

OPPORTUNITIES

Survey: Natural Enemy Releases for Apples and Pears

Please respond to the following survey, which is designed to determine what current grower practices are regarding releasing beneficial insects for pest control in orchards and how research and extension can improve their programs to…

WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

On site Trainings and Orchard visits on Little Cherry disease

WSU Tree Fruit Extension Team is offering on site visits to help growers, nurseries, consultants, and industry affiliates to: Identify little cherry disease (LCD) symtomatic trees prior to harvest. Inform about best management practices to…

Día de campo en WA38 WSU- Huerta Sunrise, TFREC. (WA38 Field Day in Spanish – Sunrise, TFREC)

Fecha: Agosto 04, 2021 Lugar: Huerta Experimental Sunrise- TFREC. Direccion: 115 Sunrise Court. Rock Island, WA 98850 Hora:   10:00 am -12:00pm Idioma: español. En este evento aprenderemos acerca de los estudios en WA38 realizados en…

Día de campo en WA38 WSU- Huerta la Roza, IAREC. (WA38 Field Day in Spanish – La Roza, IAREC)

Fecha: Julio 22, 2021 Lugar: Huerta Experimental la Roza- IAREC. Direccion: 53002 N. Crosby Rd. Prosser, WA 99350 United States. (46°17’35.9″N 119°43’48.3″W) Hora:   10:00 am -12:00pm Idioma: español. En este evento aprenderemos acerca de…

PUBLICATIONS

The ‘Honeycrisp’ Playbook: Bitter Pit Response to Rootstock and Region in Eastern New York State

Written by by Daniel J. Donahue 1*, Gemma Reig Córdoba 2, Sarah E. Elone 1, Anna E. Wallis 3 and Michael R. Basedow 4 1 Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell…

EVENTS

Cherry Breeding Program Field Day

Jul 7 | WSU – IAREC, Prosser

Virtual Honeycrisp Meetup

Jul 15 | Zoom Webinar

Día de campo en WA38 WSU- Huerta la Roza, IAREC. (WA38 Field Day in Spanish – La Roza, IAREC)

Jul 22 | WSU-Prosser Roza Orchard

XII INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INTEGRATING CANOPY, ROOTSTOCK AND ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY IN ORCHARD SYSTEMS

Jul 26 | Wenatchee, WA – USA

Día de campo en WA38 WSU- Huerta Sunrise, TFREC. (WA38 Field Day in Spanish – Sunrise, TFREC)

Aug 4 | WSU Sunrise Orchard

TEAM

 

Karen Lewis

Jenny Bolivar-Medina

Faith Critzer

Tianna DuPont

Chris Hedges

Gwen Hoheisel

Bernardita Sallato

Tory Schmidt

Ashley Thompson

 

Washington State University