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Tree Fruit News September 25

NEWS

Pre-emergence Herbicides for Weed Control in Tree Fruit

Written by Lynn Sosnoskie, WSU Weed Scientist Weeds can directly impact fruit trees via competition for water, nutrients, and light. Weeds may also affect tree growth and yield indirectly by serving as alternate hosts for…

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: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Webpage

Dr. Elizabeth Beers, WSU Entomology TFREC released a new webpage summarizing current knowledge on Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) in Washington. This new page covers hosts, life stages, life history, monitoring, and management. Visit the…

New Resource: Cherries: Botany, Production and Uses

CABI is delighted to announce that “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. Edited by José Q. Garcia, INRA…

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…

EVENTS

Save the Date for 2018 Winter Tree Fruit Programing in Central Washington with WSU Extension

Tree fruit producers and industry professionals are invited to six WSU Tree Fruit Extension Programs in Central Washington on January 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, and TBA. Co-sponsored by the Northwest Cherries, Pear Bureau Northwest,…

Unmanned Aerial Systems in Agriculture

Join WSU for a two-day workshop on Unmanned Aerial Workshop In the past few years, unmanned aerial systems (UAS aka drones) have fascinated growers, crop service providers and researchers alike with versatile imaging and non-imaging…

Save the Date: Postharvest Fruit School 2018

Dates: 20-22 March 2018 Locations: Wenatchee & Prosser, Washington 2 days of lectures & 1 day of tours Day 1: Postharvest principles of quality, storage, handling, organics, and pathology Day 2: Individual sessions on apples…

EVENTS

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

TEAM

Karen Lewis

Gwen Hoheisel

Tory Schmidt

Ines Hanrahan

Tim Smith

Wendy Jones

Tianna DuPont

David Granatstein

Rob Blakey

Lynn Sosnoskie

Bernardita Sallato

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