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Parasitoid wasp laying eggs in Brown Marmorated stinkbug eggs

Parasitoid wasp (T. japonicus) laying eggs in Brown Marmorated stink bug (BMSB) eggs.

Photo-selective Netting-An Integrated Agro-technology: Improving Fruit Production While Coping With Environmental Constraints

Dr. Shahak presents an invited expert seminar reviewing research around the world where anti-hail shade nets of various colors have been used to alter the…

Managing Quarantine-Significant Post Harvest Diseases in Pacific Northwest Apple and Pear Orchards

In this video Drs. Parama Sikdar, Mike Willett, Richard Kim and Mr. Tom Auvil provide a tutorial about the management of two quarantine significant postharvest…

Beating Apple Replant Disorders

Mr. Tom Auvil (Research Horticulturist, WTFRC) presents a thorough explanation of how to beat apple replant disorders covering everything from economic assessment to cultivar choices…

Pruning Bartlett Pears to Optimize Fruit Quality

Dr. Stefano Musacchi provides a tutorial on pruning Bartlett pear trees to optimize fruit quality. This includes using the concept of dynamic or renewal pruning,…

Weed Control in Orchards

On January 19, 2015 David Granatstein spoke at the Lake Chelan Hort Day about why weed control is needed in orchards, weed control options, herbicides…

Powdery Mildew Infection of Sweet Cherries: Expect the Unexpected

Dr. Claudia Probst discussed the relationship between host susceptibility, environment and timing in cherry powdery mildew disease development. She noted that sweet cherries are more…

Apple Varieties of the Future from WSU’s Apple Breeding Program

Dr. Kate Evans describes the four precision breeding techniques that she uses in her WSU apple breeding program: 1. DNA-informed choice of parents; 2. DNA-informed…

Utilizing the WSU-DAS Version of the Spray Guide

Dr. Ute Chambers explains how the WSU Decision Aid System (http://das.wsu.edu) can be used as a tool for making decisions for managing pests in your…

The Evolution of Tree Fruit Pest Management Practices

Dr. Jay Brunner provides a historical perspective on pest management practices for apple in the Pacific Northwest. He reviews historical crises and the value of…
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