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Tree Fruit News March 13, 2017


New and Emerging Tools for Crop Load Management of Apple

After a long, tough winter, the temperatures are finally creeping up and the snow is starting to melt.  Most of us still have a lot of pruning to catch up on and more than a…

2017 Crop Protection Guide for Tree Fruits in Washington (EB0419)

The annual review of Crop Protection Guide for Tree Fruits in Washington is completed and at the University printers.  For those of you who prefer the electronic copy, you can find the guide on-line at…

Pear Pruning for Young Bartlett

Dr. Stefano Musacchi, professor of horticulture at Washington State University and Bob Gix, horticulturist at Blue Star Orchard shared pear pruning tips at this winter’s pruning demonstration in Tonasket, WA. The goal of these demonstrations…

Full Bloom Dates for Red Delicious Apples

Current degree days for Wenatchee are 445, + 35 from 30 year average and -154 from 2020 (March 21, 2021).


Organic Pest & Disease Management Fruit School  – March 14 @ 8:00 amMarch 15 @ 5:00 pm

Mid-Columbia Soils Workshop – March 16 – Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Way, The Dalles, OR

Sprayer Calibration Workshop – Benton City – March 31 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm – Terra Blanca Winery, 34715 N DeMoss Road, Benton City, WA

FSPCA Preventive Controls Workshop-Bothell  –April 11 @ 8:00 amApril 13 @ 3:00 pm

FDA Offices – Cascadia Training Rm., 22215 26th Ave. SE, Bothell, WA 98021 United States



Lynn Sosnoskie

Washington State University