Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Tree Fruit News March 27, 2017


Powdery Mildew Management in Conventional and Organic Apple Orchards

Powdery mildew of apple is caused by the fungus Podosphaera leucotricha, a different species from the one that causes powdery mildew on cherry, Podosphaera clandestina. Powdery mildew of apple overwinters in buds infected during the…

WTFRC Board Study Tour 2017: Food Safety

In March 2017, the WTFRC board accompanied by WTFRC Manager Dr. Mike Willett, Project Manager Dr. Ines Hanrahan and apple committee member John Gebbers, along with WSU scientists Meijun Zhu and Girish Ganjyal went on…


WSU Mount Vernon Cider Workshops

Hard cider popularity has increased dramatically over the past decade. Starting April 24th, the WSU Northwest Washington Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon will be offering two workshops. The first workshop focuses on cider…

Mechanical Pruning Demo

March 30 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

| Free

Join us for a pruning demonstration at the Edwards Orchard in Benton City, WA

What you’ll get to see:

⇒  Mechanical hedging and topping
⇒  Plant training systems (UFO-trained ‘Benton’ cherry trees)

For more information contact Dr. Matt Whiting at


Mechanical Pruning Demo March 30 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm, Edwards Orchard,

2727 Old Inland Empire Hwy, Benton City, WA 99320 United States

Sprayer Calibration Workshop – Benton City March 31 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm

Terra Blanca Winery,

34715 N DeMoss Road, Benton City, WA 99320 United States

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



Washington State University