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Tree Fruit News October 25

NEWS

Cross-compatibility of apple cultivars and pollinizers

The successful fertilization of floral egg cells by compatible pollen (sourced from a different parent tree) gives rise to seeds, and it is the fertilization event that stimulates the onset of fruit growth. Thus, the…

2019 Apple Pesticide Residue Report Now Available

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 management tree fruit

In most perennial fruit trees, initial Spring growth and early fruit development rely mainly on nutrient reserves accumulated the previous season. There is evidence that Fall applications of nutrients can help in building up reserves…

PUBLICATIONS

Responses of ‘Honeycrisp’ Apples to Short-term Controlled Atmosphere Storage Established During Temperature Conditioning

‘Honeycrisp’ apples are susceptible to bitter pit, a physiological disorder that impacts peel and adjacent cortex tissue. ‘Honeycrisp’ is also susceptible to chilling injury (CI) that can be prevented by holding fruit at 10 to 20 8C…

PODCAST

Fine-tuning Fertility – A Podcast by Perennia with guest Bernardita Sallato

Developed by Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. hosted by Tree Fruit Specialist, Michelle Cortens. Listen to Bernardita Sallato, WSU Tree Fruit Extension Specialist talking about the tools and techniques used to monitor plant nutrition. Whether…
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