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Tree Fruit News Oct 2020

NEWS

WA38 / Cosmic Crisp® pre-harvest virtual field day video recordings now available

The WA 38 / Cosmic Crisp® pre-harvest virtual field tour consisted of three separate events. The first event was a webinar intended for all stakeholders involved in growing, managing, packing, shipping, or marketing this apple…

End of Year Spray Program Evaluation

Now that the growing season is coming to a close, you might be wondering what parts of your pest management program worked well, and which could use some improvement. If you have questions about whether…

2020 Apple Residue Report

Since 2011, the WTFRC has conducted studies in apple and cherry to generate pesticide residue data for commonly used insecticides and fungicides to help Washington growers make more informed choices about their spray programs.  The…

Fall Nutrient Sprays for Tree Fruit

Plants need light, CO2, water, and minerals for their development, growth, and producing quality fruit. Most nutrient uptake for tree fruit occurs through the roots, between bloom and the rapid vegetative growth phase. In most…

Fall kaolin sprays suppress next spring’s psylla, 2020-2021 season update

Written by Robert Orpet and Louis Nottingham, WSU TFREC, Entomology October 2020. Kaolin clay (Surround WP) is a white sprayable powder that discourages pear psylla from laying eggs on pear trees by creating a physical…

Tree Removal for X-disease and Little Cherry Disease Case Studies Two

Here are case studies four to seven in our tree removal case studies series.

Preliminary observations on ‘Green Spot’ symptoms in WA 38

Green spot refers to a discoloration identified on WA 38 fruit that could indicate a potential disorder. The cause(s) for green spot are unknown and we have limited experience with it because there are only…

Under Pressure – Pressure gauge practices for sprayers

Written by Margret McCoy, WSU Ph.D. Student, Horticulture/Viticulture 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…

LATEST VIDEOS

Symptoms of X-disease Phytoplasma in Stone Fruit

X-disease in peaches, plums and nectarines causes yellow leaves, shot hole and small deformed fruit.

Síntomas de Fitoplasma X en Frutas de Hueso

X-disease in peaches, plums and nectarines causes yellow leaves, shot hole and small deformed fruit.

WA38 / Cosmic Crisp® Pre-Harvest Virtual Field Day

The WA3 8 / Cosmic Crisp® Pre-Harvest Virtual Field Day covered discussion on defects and disorders, PVM guidelines and recommendation, harvest and storage criteria, using the starch chart, crop load and dry matter considerations, and…

WA38 Cosmic Crisp® Grower/Manager Q&A Meeting 9/23/2020

This WA 38 Q&A session, hosted by Bernardita Sallato, focused on all issues related to production, preharvest, conditions of the crop, crop load volume and yield, size and color, fruit finish, weather and smoke related…

WA 38 Cosmic Crisp® Packer/Shipper Q&A Meeting 9/30/2020

This WA 38 Q&A session, hosted by Karen Lewis, focused on storage and shipping, and anything that happens at harvest going forward. Topics included marketing and quality standards, clarifications to color definitions, starch evaluation, shape…

WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

WSU-OSU Webinar: Co-Robotic harvest-aid platforms can increase harvesting speed

Please join us for this joint WSU-OSU seminar discussing how Co-robitic harvest aid platforms can increase harvesting speed.

How do We Measure and Manage Soil Health for Productive Orchards?

This online workshop will include recorded demonstrations with live commentary and discussion sessions. We hope this workshop will help orchardists and field staff: understand what soil health is and how to measure it; improve their…

Winter Educational Opportunities

WSU Tree Fruit Extension will provide a variety of learning opportunities this fall and winter in order to continue to bring growers research-based information while maintaining your safety from Covid19. Opportunities will include webinar series,…

JOBS

Extension ITT Coordinator for TF Postharvest Systems

Fantastic opportunity to collaborate with WSU researchers and tree fruit industry to solve postharvest system challenges.

ITT Publications Coordinator for Tree Fruit Extension

Opportunity to work with the WSU Tree Fruit Extension Team to help deliver outreach across multiple platforms.

WTFRC Opportunity: Administrative Officer

WTFRC is seeking an Administrative Officer (AO) in our Wenatchee or Yakima office to fill a crucial role on our team. 

WTFRC Opportunity: Human Resource Consultant

WTFRC is seeking a Human Resource Consultant to fill a crucial role on our team.

EVENTS

WSU-OSU Webinar: Co-Robotic harvest-aid platforms can increase harvesting speed

Oct 15 | Zoom Webinar

Tonasket Field Visit: Replant Management

Oct 27 | Box Canyon Farm Block

Rock Island Field Visit: Replant Management

Oct 28 | WSU Sunrise Orchard

Royal City Field Visit: Replant Management

Oct 29 |

How Do We Measure and Manage Soil Health for Productive Orchards?

Nov 4 |

TEAM

 

Karen Lewis

Jenny Bolivar-Medina

Faith Critzer

Tianna DuPont

Gwen Hoheisel

Wendy Jones

Bernardita Sallato

Tory Schmidt

Ashley Thompson


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