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Fruit Matters – Tree Fruit News November 2023


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Fall and Spring Fumigation to Avoid Replant Disease

Pre-plant soil preparation is essential to avoid replant problems.
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New WSU Produce Safety Scientist

A new produce safety scientist joined WSU’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser
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Community Survey – Japanese Beetle

We need your feedback! The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) would like your feedback on our Japanese beetle eradication project. Please take a few minutes to answer this short survey. Your responses could help…
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Endangered Species Act and Impact on Pesticide Applications

Coming soon to labels near you will be new Endangered Species Protection Requirements use directions and accompanying bulletins.
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Grower Input Needed for Environmental Impact Study of Washington’s Apple Production

Written by Dan Langager, Northwest Horticultural Council, November 1, 2023   As demand for agriculture to reduce its climate impacts continues to build from regulators, retailers, and consumers, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission funded…
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Year 2 of pheno-IPM for pear psylla management: it worked, 2023

In their second year following IPM guidelines, pear orchards on this research project had less honeydew damage and more beneficials than comparison conventional orchards.
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AgWeatherNet Update

October saw a strong push to the finish of building season with several new Mesonet tower stations installed across the state.


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Codling Moth: Bin Management

For decades, we have known that wooden bins are a site where codling moth can overwinter. Therefore bin management must consider the effect on IPM. Industry expert Brad Higbee shares his research and experience to…


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Extension Educator for Tree Fruit Pest Management

Now taking applications for: Extension Educator for Tree Fruit Pest Management


North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days

Join us Jan 16 to 18. Pre-registration now available for virtual participants! Agendas available. Co-sponsored by WSU Extension, NW Cherries, NW Pears and Okaganogan Hort.

The International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) Conference and Tours

Registration opens December 1st for the 67th Annual IFTA Conference and Tours February 11-14, 2024 Yakima, Washington Two full days of speakers/presentations A full day of orchard tours Sunday Welcome Reception hosted by the Young…

Pesticide Recertification and Pre-License Courses

Pesticide Recertification Course (November 28 and 29) and a Pre-License course (November 28 and 29 with testing on the 30th) in Kennewick, Washington


Pear Study Circle – Scouting, Thresholds, Conserving Natural Enemies

Nov 15 | Mission Creek Community Club

Pesticide Recertification Course

Nov 28 | Three Rivers Convention Center

Pesticide Pre-License Course

Nov 28 | Three Rivers Convention Center

2024 Technology Research Review

Nov 30 | Confluence Technology Center

Pear Study Circle – Phenology Based IPM

Dec 13 | Mission Creek Community Club

NCW Tree Fruit Days

Jan 16 | Wenatchee Convention Center


Karen Lewis
Tianna DuPont
Dani Gray
Gwen Hoheisel
Marcella Magby
Manoella Mendoza
Claire Murphy
Ricardo Lima Pinto
Jodi Rinaldi
Bernardita Sallato
Tory Schmidt
Corina Serban

Fruit Matters November 2023 was edited by Jodi Rinaldi and Gwen Hoheisel, WSU Extension.

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