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Tree Fruit News Feb 12, 2018


Developing a cv. WA 38 starch scale for WA State apple industry

Authors: Ines Hanrahan and Felix Schuhmann, Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission Conclusions at a Glance WA 38 develops two predominant starch patterns, which appear in a 6:4 ratio. WA 38 converts starch very slowly, thus…

Pear Pruning and Horticulture in Higher Density Systems Demonstration

On February 5, 2018 Stefano Musacchi, WSU Endowed Chair of Horticulture and Bob Gix, Blue Star Growers discussed pruning horticulture with fifty-four growers at a WSU Extension Field Day in Yakima, WA. The discussion focused…

New Decision Aid Systems (DAS) Models Launched

In a non-typical year like 2018 models are more important than ever to help guide decisions in the orchard. Take a look at models new this year: Flower phenology: Cripps Pink, Gala, Red Delicious; Honeybee…

Effects of soil biology on plant health and resistance to pests and diseases

Advances in molecular research techniques are providing new insights into the complex interactions that can occur between soil organisms, plants, and the above- or below-ground organisms that feed on plants—including insect pests and pathogens. This…


2018 NW Pear Research Review  February 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Wenatchee, WA

Pear Pruning Demo – Northern Site February 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Cashmere, WA.

Columbia Tree Fruit Club February 2 @ 3:30-5:00 pm. Pasco WA.

Sprayer Calibration and BMPs Workshop February 22 Naches, WA. Contact Salvador, GS Long (800) 338-5664

Sprayer Calibration and BMPs Workshop March 6 Prosser WA. Contact Salvador, GS Long (800) 338-5664

Sprayer Calibration and BMPs Workshop March 8 Wenatchee, WA. Contact Salvador, GS Long (800) 338-5664


Karen Lewis

Gwen Hoheisel

Tory Schmidt

Ines Hanrahan

Wendy Jones

Tianna DuPont

David Granatstein

Bernardita Sallato

Washington State University