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Tree Fruit News – Nov 11

NEWS

Fall kaolin sprays suppress psylla next year

Using Surround (kaolin) is a very effective method for repelling pear psylla. This white clay powder covers the bark of trees, preventing psylla from laying eggs. It works best when used before the psylla invade…

Under Pressure – Pressure gauge practices for sprayers

This time of year many growers are exchanging their daily use machinery away from orchard management tools and into harvest equipment. This is also an optimum time of year to change out sprayer components that…

2020 Produce Safety Alliance Grower Trainings

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) was tasked with developing the standardized national produce safety training program to prepare fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food…

PUBLICATIONS

The Modern Apple Orchard: What does it entail?

Modern tree fruit orchards are planted with a goal of maximizing efficiency and productivity. Mechanized operations are ideal for high-value, large operations to increase profitability. Consequently, there has been a steady increase in sparsely-branched thin…

WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

Upcoming Events for Next Generation Tree Fruit Network Nov 13 and Dec 4

The Next Generation Tree Fruit Network began in 2016 as a partnership between the WSU Tree Fruit Extension Team and young growers. Supporting the future faces of farming, the network offers educational opportunities for young,…

77th Annual Cherry Institute

The 77th Cherry Institute will be held at the Yakima Convention Center on January 10th, 2020. This is the big Northwest cherry industry event of the year. As always, there will be a special luncheon including…
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