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Recent Trends in Certified Organic Tree Fruit in Washington State: 2017

The following slide set presents the current data on organic tree fruit area and production for Washington State, with some associated global and national data.…

Anthracnose Canker Management Plan for Commercial Apple Orchards in Western Washington

Information for managing anthracnose canker, a major disease limiting apple production in western Washington, western British Columbia, and the Columbia Gorge.

Superficial Scald Risk Assessment Assay for Apples

Step-by-step guide to an assay to quantify risk of superficial scald development. This assay could have benefits for organic fruit—where scald-mitigating treatments and limited—and for…

New 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”,…

WA 38 Characteristics & Horticulture Factsheet

Here we will cover growth habit, establishment considerations, training systems, pruning techniques, crop load management, fruit type and fruit quality.

Achieving sustainable cultivation of apples

Drawing on an international range of expertise, this collection focuses on ways of improving the cultivation of apples as a food crop at each step…

WTFRC Apple Pesticide Residue Report

The WTFRC Internal Program recently completed their 2016 Pesticide Residue Study featuring 13 insecticide/acaricides and 7 fungicides commonly used in Washington apple orchards, including their first…

Unmanned Aerial Systems in Agriculture: Part 1 (Systems)

A vehicle is classified as an unmanned aerial system (UAS) when there is no person on board to guide controls, or decide direction or speed…

Airblast 101 – A Handbook of Best Practices in Airblast Spraying

Airblast 101 is a new handbook that describes best practices in airblast spraying in clear, conversational language. With more than 200 full-colour illustrations and 200 pages…

Crop Load Management and the Market Profitability of ‘Honeycrisp’ Apples

This study assessed the potential impacts on grower profits when the crop load management is not optimal. We used a hedonic pricing model to estimate…
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