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Tree Fruit News May 22, 2017


Sunburn Management in Apples

Sunburn is a major cause of apple fruit quality loss caused by heat and light stress. There are three types of pre-harvest sunburn in apples: (i) Sunburn Necrosis, (ii) Sunburn Browning, and (iii) Photo-Oxidative Sunburn….

Palmer Amaranth National Pest Alert

Palmer amaranth is a  highly aggressive, fast-growing weed with resistance to herbicides. A new National Pest Alert is available now.

Grants for organic research, education and advocacy available.

Farmers Advocating For Organic (FAFO) grants of $5,000-$50,000 for research, education, and advocacy projects that protect and promote the organic industry and the livelihood of organic farmers are due June 15.


Sunburn and Delayed Sunscald Field Visit

Join WSU Extension for a brief training in regards to sunburn and delayed sunscald on May 25 in Quincy WA.

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

May 22 @ 7:30 am5:00 pm

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will hold two (2) Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training courses on May 22nd and May 23rd, 2017 in Union Gap, WA. This one-day class fulfills the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement for Produce Growers outlined in § 112.22(c) that requiresAt least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.” The course will be led by trainers that have attended the PSA lead trainer training, and hold the Produce Safety Alliance Lead Trainer Certificate.

For more information visit here.

Improving Sprayer Performance – Cashmere & Omak

June 12  & 13 @ 1:00 pm5:00 pm

Join WSU Extension to improve your sprayer performance. Extension Specialist Gwen Hoheisel will provide an in-field demo using three different sprayer types.

There will be two opportunities to attend this demonstration: Cashmere on June 12th; and Okanogan on June 13th.


How to Postharvest: Atago Pocket Brix-Acid Meter

Dr. Rob Blakey demonstrates how to use the ATAGO pocket Brix-Acid meter to determine total soluble solids and titratable acidity for apples. Both the “quick” method and “accurate” method are described.

Photoselective Anti-hail Netting Trial for ‘Honeycrisp’ Apple

An evaluation of the use of photoselective anti-hail netting is underway to reduce sunburn and improve productivity of ‘Honeycrisp’ apple in trials a commercial orchard in Quincy, WA. This video describes the methods used and…


Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

May 22 @ 7:30 am5:00 pm

WSU Extension – Yakima,

2403 S. 18th St. Suite 100, Union Gap, WA 98903 United States

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

May 23 @ 7:30 am5:00 pm

WSU Extension – Yakima,

2403 S. 18th St. Suite 100, Union Gap, WA 98903 United States

Sunburn & Delayed Sunscald Field Visit

May 25 @ 10:00 am11:45 am
9472 Rd U NW (Whitetrail), Quincy, 98848+ Google Map

Charla Sobre Prevención de Daño por sol En la Fruta

May 25 @ 1:00 pm2:30 pm

McDougall’s Whitetrail Block,

9472 Road U NW, Quincy, 98848

OSU Cherry Pre-Harvest Tour

June 1 @ 7:45 am1:00 pm

Pear IPM Field Visit

June 1 @ 3:30 pm5:00 pm

Improving Sprayer Performance – Cashmere

June 12 @ 1:00 pm5:00 pm

Cashmere Sprayer Event,

6181 Tigner Rd., Cashmere, WA 98815 United States

Improving Sprayer Performance – Omak

June 13 @ 1:00 pm5:00 pm

Omak Sprayer Event,

130 Ross Canyon Rd., Omak, WA 98841 United States


Washington State University