Tree Fruit News – Fruit Matters, March 2023 NEWS Decision Support Tools for Frost Mitigation This article summarizes some of the available and emerging decision-support tools that can be used in tandem to mitigate frost effectively. Visit Decision Support Tools for Frost Mitigation Pre-bloom pear psylla management program, 2023 Good timing and selection of sprays will kill pear psylla and other pests, reduce unnecessary spray costs, and set up your summer management for success. Visit Pre-bloom pear psylla management program, 2023 2023 is looking like one of the worst years for honey bees in nearly two decades Honey bees are the primary pollinator for many fruit and seed crops in the State of Washington. Since 2005 much has been written about the challenges honey bees face with the so call “Colony Collapse… Visit 2023 is looking like one of the worst years for honey bees in nearly two decades Effect of multi-leader training systems and Prohexadione-Ca applications on apple cultivar ‘WA 38’ In a grafted WA38 trial Prohexadione-Calcium significantly reduced excessive tree vigor and resulted in larger and more uniform fruit size compared to the control. Visit Effect of multi-leader training systems and Prohexadione-Ca applications on apple cultivar ‘WA 38’ Codling Moth Mating Disruption Considerations Codling moth mating disruption is the foundation for integrated pest management in apple and pears. It is important to remember that the mode of action is false trail following or competitive attraction. Therefore, it is… Visit Codling Moth Mating Disruption Considerations Get Ready for Thinning Season Spring is here and it is time to get ready for thinning season. While all aspects of orchard management are important, there may be no decision made by growers more critical to their economic bottom… Visit Get Ready for Thinning Season WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS Biopesticides for Fire Blight Management Join Ken Johnson, Professor at Oregon State University Collage of Agricultural Sciences, to talk about the effective use of biopesticides for Fire Blight control. Visit Biopesticides for Fire Blight Management WSU Decision Aid System Tools Training Join us for a workshop on the codling moth models from the WSU Decision Aid System (DAS). Visit WSU Decision Aid System Tools Training EVENTS PACMAN Briefings – Session IV Mar 9 | Zoom Webinar WSU Decision Aid System Tools Training Mar 14 | Zoom Webinar Biopesticides for Fire Blight Management Mar 15 | Zoom Webinar Fire Blight Webinar Series: Fire Blight Pruning and Sanitation Jun 13 | Virtual TEAM Karen Lewis Tianna DuPont Gwen Hoheisel Marcella Magby Manoella Mendoza Claire Murphy Jodi Rinaldi Bernardita Sallato Tory Schmidt Ricardo Lima Pinto VIDEOS PACMAN Briefings: Session 1, Episode 4 Todd Einhorn – Fruit Growth Model (new method) Visit PACMAN Briefings: Session 1, Episode 4 Fruit Matters March 2023 editor Tianna DuPont, coordinator Jodi Harms. For April edition submit to Bernardita Sallato and Jodi Harms.