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View New Alternative Fruit Crops for Western Washington

New Alternative Fruit Crops for Western Washington
Many of the alternative fruit crops presented in this bulletin were initially tested for suitability to the home grower. There are several questions to be…

View Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Monitoring, Identifying, and Fruit Sampling

Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Monitoring, Identifying, and Fruit Sampling
Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is a soft fruit pest in the same genus as other species commonly known as vinegar flies. SWD were discovered in…

View Impacts of the Azinphos-methyl Ban in the Apple Industry and Economy of Washington State

Impacts of the Azinphos-methyl Ban in the Apple Industry and Economy of Washington State
In 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared that the pesticide azinphos-methyl (AZM) cannot be used in apple production after September 30, 2012. While…

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Tree Fruits
The following information highlights critical management concerns and possible options in managing fruit trees under drought conditions.

View Visual Crop Moisture Stress Symptoms

Visual Crop Moisture Stress Symptoms
This drought advisory is a chart that lists moisture stress symptoms, critical growth periods, and other important irrigation-related factors for common Washington crops, including alfalfa,…

View Pollination and Protecting Bees and Other Pollinators

Pollination and Protecting Bees and Other Pollinators
Pollination is a critical process that most plants need to set seeds and produce fruit. Understanding pollination ecology is important for both commercial growers and…

View Antibiotic Residues and Use Patterns on Apples and Pears

Antibiotic Residues and Use Patterns on Apples and Pears
The use of antibiotics in agriculture is under scrutiny because of concerns about the potential for development of resistance to medical antibiotics. This publication discusses…

View 2009 Cost Estimates of Establishing and Producing Sweet Cherries in Washington

2009 Cost Estimates of Establishing and Producing Sweet Cherries in Washington
This concise fact sheet details what type of equipment, supplies, and labor need to be considered to grow one of Washington’s most profitable crops. Tables…

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