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July 11, 2016-Tree Fruit News


Water Sampling Done Simply

This document is meant to provide simple, easy to follow recommendations for water quality sampling under the FSMA Produce Safety Rule for Agricultural Water testing. The methods described here are not meant to be prescriptive, as there…

New Tools to Help Determine Maturity of Tree Fruit

Accurate information about the status of maturity of fruit on the tree prior to harvest, at receiving in the storage facility and throughout storage is necessary to provide a year around supply of fruit with adequate…

Monitoring and Conserving Earwigs in Washington State Apple Orchards

Studies show earwigs can suppress woolly apple aphid populations and they also feed on many other pests, including rosy apple aphid, apple aphid, codling moth larvae, and scales. Though they can damage soft fruits such…


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