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Tree Fruit News – August 2022


WA 38 Greasiness Incidence in pre-commercialization Plantings

Greasiness of WA 38 apples is most prevalent in fruit from young trees (2-3 years old). Fruit stored in refrigerated air (RA) typically develops more greasiness than fruit stored in controlled atmosphere (CA). 1-MCP suppresses…
painting glyphosate on a tree trunk with a brush

BMPs for tree removal for X disease and Little Cherry Virus infected trees

Methods to remove trees infected with X-disease or Little cherry disease.

Cost Share Funds Available to Cherry and Stone Fruit Producers through Grant for X-disease and Little Cherry Disease Tree Removal

Washington State University Extension in partnership with county Conservation Districts and Pest Boards announce the availability of cost-share funds for the removal and testing of trees infected with X-disease and Little cherry disease to slow…


2022 Virtual Orchard Meetup Series – Labor session 2

This second webinar included legal considerations and labor efficiency, with emphasis on the H2a program. Panelist included Dr. Brooke Duer, Dr. Philip Martin, and Dr. John Van de Vegte

2022 Virtual Orchard Meetup Series – Technology panel

This is the third presentation in the 2022 Virtual Orchard Meetup series, recorded on June 30, 2022. The 2022 series theme is Orchard Efficiencies: Labor and Technology. This third webinar focused on grower experiences with…

2022 Virtual Orchard Meetup Series – Technology

This is the fourth presentation in the 2022 Virtual Orchard Meetup series, recorded on July 14, 2022. The 2022 series theme is Orchard Efficiencies: Labor and Technology. This fourth webinar focused on academic researchers with…

Understanding the carbon footprint of tree fruit: Dr. Arellano

These video series correspond to an educational forum hosted by WSU Tree Fruit Extensio, Washington Soil Health Initiative (WaSHI) and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission (WTFRC). We bought in global, national, and regional expertise…


Consumer Preferences for Pears

Consumer Preferences for Pears will be the topic of a session hosted by WSU and OSU on Tuesday, August 16th at 10:00 am. Carolyn Ross, Ann Colonna, and Karina Gallardo will discuss their extensive research…

WA38 Pre-Harvest Field Day and Tour Scheduled

WSU has scheduled our annual WA 38 pre-harvest field day for Sept 15th The first stop is at WSU Sunrise Orchard for project updates and the introduction of the CAHNRS Dean, Dr. Wendy Powers. The…


Figure 5. Pear psylla winterform adult (E. Burts)

Pear Psylla Integrated Pest Management

Pear psylla is an important pest of pear in Washington. Honeydew produced by pear psylla causes fruit russet, and serious infestations can stunt and defoliate trees.


Consumer Preferences for Pears Webinar

Aug 16 |

WA38 Preharvest Field Day

Sep 15 |

Field Day Prevention of Little Cherry Virus and X-disease Phytoplasma in Nursery Operations

Sep 19 | Gold Crown Nursery 15010 Road 8 NW, Quincy, WA

NCW Tree Fruit Days

Jan 16 | Wenatchee Convention Center

Apple Day – North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days

Jan 17 | 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


The August 2022 edition of Fruit Matters was edited by Karen Lewis, WSU Extension.

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