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Tree Fruit News Mar 2020

NEWS

Getting the Greatest Return on your Investment and Sprayer

Written by Gwen Hoheisel, Regional Extension Specialist, Washington State University, March 2020 One of the most sustainable practices conducted in the orchard is to maintain and operate your sprayer properly. The environmental and social repercussions…

Crop Load Management: Back to Basics

Written by Tory Schmidt, Project Manager, Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission. 27 Feb 2020. Crop load management is a very big and consequential topic for tree fruit growers. With all the factors that can affect…

Cougar Blight Model

The Cougar Blight Model estimates the risk of fire blight infection during bloom by calculating temperature risk values which consider hourly temperatures and Erwinia amylovora bacterial growth rates and predicts potential infection events based on…

Good Vibrations: A potential IPM strategy for pear psylla (Cacopsylla pyricola)

Insects communicate in many forms like with chemicals in the form of pheromones, or with vibrations in the form of songs like in cicadas and grasshoppers. Pear psylla, Cacopsylla pyricola, uses both pheromones and songs…

WA Sterile Insect Release Project – Year Two Update

With increasing codling moth pressure, growers are looking for new management tools. Biological control released by drones is a fascinating possible solution. Betsy Beers and Kacie Athey, Washington State University Entomologists and Nathan Moses-Gonzales, M3…

PUBLICATIONS

Soil Health in Orchards

Orchard soil health, or soil quality, is the capacity of soil to support productive trees over time without negatively affecting the surrounding environment. Soil health is influenced by interacting biological, physical, and chemical properties of…

WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

2020 March Sprayer Demos

Join WSU Extension to improve your sprayer performance. Extension Specialist Gwen Hoheisel will provide an in-field demo. Match spray pattern to canopy shape. Analyze spray distribution and adjust nozzles to get every drop to the…

Cancelado – Día de Campo Salud del Suelo

Este evento ha sido cancelado como precaución contra la propagación del virus CONVID-19. This event has been canceled as a precaution against the spread of CONVID-19 virus.

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Courses

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will hold a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training course on March 31st, in Yakima and an FSMA Produce Safety Alliance Integrated Training course on April 1st and 2nd in…

POSTPONED: USDA-ARS Centennial Celebration & Open House

Postponed until further notice. You are cordially invited to attend the Centennial Celebration and Open /house at the USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Temperate Tree Fruit and Vegetable Research Unit (formally known as the Yakima Agricultural Research…

OPPORTUNITIES

OSU-MCAREC Farm/Facilities Manager Position

A full-time position is available at the Oregon State University Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center, located in Hood River, OR. This position will provide leadership, supervision, and hands-on support for all aspects of research…

Extension ITT Coordinator for LCD

Washington State University (WSU) Extension invites applications for a full-time Extension Information Technology Transfer Coordinator for Little Cherry Disease. X Phytoplasma and Little Cherry Virus have reached epidemic levels in Washington state with more than…
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