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Tree Fruit News – Sept 3


BMPs for tree removal for X disease and Little Cherry Virus infected trees

Methods to remove trees infected with X-disease or Little cherry disease.

Little Cherry Disease Eligible for Tree Assistance Program

FROM THE NORTHWEST HORTICULTURAL COUNCIL- TREE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Little Cherry Disease and Fire Blight have both been identified as eligible plant diseases under the Tree Assistance Program (TAP), which is administered by the United States…

Apple Harvest

Knowing when to harvest apples is critical not only for planning a labor schedule, but also for making decisions about whether the fruit will be sent to fresh markets or stored.

Fall Urea Application Recommendations

Dr. Greg Lang of Michigan State University has found that late summer or autumn urea sprays increased the shoot hardiness of the cherries that he tested and produced up to 20% larger spur leaves in…


POSTPONED: ISHS XII Orchard Systems 2020

Postponed: We are regretfully rescheduling the 2020 Orchard Systems ISHS meeting. We are working towards reserving the first week of August 2021 (From August 1st to August 6th,2021) . This would allow people to attend…

Storage Rots Management: from Orchard to Packing

Join us to learn about best management practices to fight pre- and post-harvest pathogens which cause rots and continue to challenge the pome fruit industry.


Woolly Apple Aphid

Information and recommendations for Woolly Apple Aphid were updated this month by Robert Orpet, recent WSU PhD.


Postharvest Defects & Honeycrisp Disorders Posters

Posters are now on sale at the Benton, Chelan, Grant, and Yakima County Extension offices now. Get yours today!




Karen Lewis

Tianna DuPont

Gwen Hoheisel

Bernardita Sallato

Tory Schmidt

Corina Serban


Washington State University