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Tree Fruit News September 11, 2017


Honeycrisp storage recommendations revisited

Storing Honeycrisp long term while achieving good packouts and maintaining fruit of acceptable eating quality in the second part of the storage season has been a continuous challenge for our industry. Dr. Ines Hanrahan and…

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Elizabeth H. Beers and Adrian T. Marshall, published online September 2017 Halyomorpha halys Stål (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) Brown marmorated stink bug adult on cherry (E. Beers) There are ca. 200 species of stink bugs in the…

2017 Geneva Rootstock Tour Observations

WSU and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission (TFRC) hosted a tour of the TFRC Geneva Rootstock trial. Participants saw Honey Crisp and Pazazz in the third leaf on eight Geneva rootstocks as well as…

WTFRC Maximum Residue Levels Report for Cherry Available

For the seventh consecutive year, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has conducted studies to provide the Northwest cherry industry basic information about residues of commonly used pesticides. These studies are intended to help growers…

More Organic Apples on the Way

Organic food sales in the U.S. grew about 8% in 2016 over the previous year, and many products were in short supply. Domestic production has not kept up with demand, leading to increasing imports. For…



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


Washington State University