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Tree Fruit News October 11


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…

2019 Storage Recommendations for WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp®)

WA 38 can be stored with minimum losses throughout a yearlong storage period. Firmness is retained extremely well in CA storage (only 1-2 pounds loss in ten months). Also, sweetness becomes more intense as soluble…

Apple frost damage during harvest

Be careful with handling your apples under frost conditions!

WSU Researchers’ Work on Heat Stress Highlighted in two AgClimate blog articles

  Dr. Lee Kalcsits and his team are interested in understanding apple sunburn, how the risk of sunburn might change as temperatures increase, and whether netting might be a useful alternative to evaporative cooling for…


2020 NW Cherry Research Review

The WA Tree Fruit Research Commission would like to invite everyone interested to attend this year’s NW Cherry Research Review. This event will feature continuing research project reports on Western X, and Little Cherry disease,…

2019 Tree Fruit Stakeholder Listening Session – North Central

You are invited to provide your input on research and extension topics. Please join us for a discussion Thursday October 17, 2019 in Wenatchee. Additional opportunities will be available in South Central Washington, to be…
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