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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…

Are You In The Know? Resources That You Should Be Utilizing

Dr. Desmond R. Layne provides an overview and specific examples of resources that people in the fruit industry can use for self-education. He distinguishes unbiased,…

Integrated Management of Postharvest Diseases of Pome Fruit

Dr. David Sugar (Oregon State University) emphasizes the management of postharvest diseases caused by fungi that enter pears through wounds (particularly during the harvest process).

A Tale of Two Mites: Ambyldromella caudiglans and Galendromus occidentalis in Washington Apple

Ms. Schmidt-Jeffris discusses predatory mite biodiversity in Washington apple orchards. She offered a brief history of integrated mite management in apple in the Pacific Northwest.

Root Physiology and Function in the Orchard

Dr. Lee Kalcsits provides an educational presentation reviewing root function and physiology in the orchard during the program “Roots: Foundation of Your Orchard’s Success” at…

Roots Program Speaker Panel Question and Answer Session

More Video recording of the panel discussion with Dr. Lee Kalcsits, WSU-TFREC (Wenatchee, WA), Dr. Gennaro Fazio, USDA-ARS (Geneva, NY), and Dr. Mark Mazzola, USDA-ARS (Wenatchee,…

Roots and Soil Biology: Managing the “Microherd” for Maximum Tree Performance

More Video presentation by Speaker #4 – Dr. Mark Mazzola, USDA-ARS (Wenatchee, WA), as part of the program “Roots: Foundation of Your Orchard’s Success” at the 2014…

Characteristics of Tree Root Systems

More Video presentation by Speaker #3 – Dr. David Eissenstat, Penn State Univ. (University Park, PA), as part of the program “Roots: Foundation of Your Orchard’s…

Optimal Tree Nutrition and Fruit Production Begins Underground – The Apple Rootstock Story

Dr. Gennaro Fazio provides an educational presentation reviewing the role of rootstock in apple tree nutrition and fruit production during the program “Roots: Foundation of…

Fruit Testing at the WSU Apple Breeding Program

More Dr. Kate Evans and her apple breeding team take us on a tour during a typical day in her Fruit Quality Evaluation Laboratory. Specifically,…
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