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Tree Fruit News March 27, 2017


Powdery Mildew Management in Conventional and Organic Apple Orchards

Written by Achour Amiri, Plant Pathologist, WSU-Wenatchee 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…

WTFRC Board Study Tour 2017: Food Safety

Prepared by Ines Hanrahan, Washington State Tree Fruit Commission, March 2017 In March 2017, the WTFRC board accompanied by WTFRC Manager Dr. Mike Willett, Project Manager Dr. Ines Hanrahan and apple committee member John Gebbers,…


WSU Mount Vernon Cider Workshops

Cider & Perry Production – A Foundation is a week-long course providing students with expert knowledge of cider and perry principles and practices. This course is based off of the popular series taught by 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



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