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Pruning of Manchurian Crabapple for Management of Speck Rot and Sphaeropsis Rot in Apple

Abstract. Phacidiopycnis washingtonensis and Sphaeropsis pyriputrescens are fungal pathogens that cause postharvest speck rot and Sphaeropsis rot, respectively, in apple. Under quarantine regulations established by…

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.

The influence of protective netting on tree physiology and fruit quality of apple: A review

G. Mupambi, B. Anthony, D. Layne, S. Musacchi, S. Serra, T. Schmidt, L. Kalcsits. 2018. Scientia Horticulturae 236:60-72.

Apple fruit quality: Overview on pre-harvest factors

S. Musacchi, S. Serra. 2018. Scientia Horticulturae 234:409-430.

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”,…

Survey of ‘d’Anjou’ Pear Metabolic Profile Following Harvest from Different Canopy Positions and Fruit Tissues

D. Rudell, S. Serra, N. Sullivan, J. Mattheis, S. Musacchi. 2017. HortScience 52(11):1501-1510.

Achieving sustainable cultivation of apples

Kate Evans, ed. 616 pp. 2017. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK. ISBN-13: 9781786760326

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…
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