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Tree Fruit News September 25


Pre-emergence Herbicides for Weed Control in Tree Fruit

Here we will discuss the use of dormant-season, soil-applied, pre-emergence (PRE) herbicide applications to provide residual weed control. Weeds can directly impact fruit trees via competition for water, nutrients, and light. Weeds may also affect…

Pear Psylla Management – Post-harvest Sprays

This spring, like many early season psylla controls were difficult to apply. Early season management limitations have many wondering if post-harvest is a logical time to target overwintering adults. However, currently effective post-harvest management requires…

New Resource: Cherries: Botany, Production and Uses

A new resource: “Cherries: Botany, “Production and Uses” is out now.  This title covers new scientific data on the botany, production and uses on both sweet and sour cherries. It covers the genetics, ecophysiology, production, protection…

New: Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Respiratory Protection Guide

The Pesticide Education Research Collaborative is happy to announce a new resource, “Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Respiratory Protection Guide: Requirements for Employers of Pesticide Handlers”, a 45-page guide to help employers of pesticide handlers meet…


Unmanned Aerial Systems in Agriculture

Join WSU for a two-day workshop on “Unmanned Aerial Systems in Agriculture” November 8-9 at WSU IAREC, Prosser, WA.


WA 38 Tips to Optimize Fruit Quality Field Day  September 27 @ 3:00 pm. Rock Island WA.

Join WSU for a fall field day discussing horticulture and tips to optimize fruit quality of WA38 Cosmic Crisp™, WSU’s newest breeding program release. With more than 637,224 WA38 trees in the ground already, WSU and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission are working hard to provide growers with the information they need to choose training systems, pruning systems, rootstocks, pollinizers, and management techniques for high-quality fruit.

Pear IPM Discussion October 4 @ 4:00 pm. Cashmere, WA.

Cider & Perry Production: A Foundation October 9 to 13. Mount Vernon, WA.

Next Generation Network  October 24 @ 3:30 pm. East Wenatchee, WA.

2017 Food Safety & Sanitation Workshop November 7 to 8, Portland OR

WA 38 Pruning Demo – WSU Sunrise Orchard December 8 @ 1:00 pm5:00 pm WSU Sunrise Orchard, Rock Island WA


Karen Lewis

Gwen Hoheisel

Tory Schmidt

Ines Hanrahan

Tim Smith

Wendy Jones

Tianna DuPont

David Granatstein

Rob Blakey

Lynn Sosnoskie

Bernardita Sallato

Washington State University