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Tree Fruit News May 28, 2018


Green Fruit Thinning with the Equilifruit Disc

Green fruit thinning is the final opportunity to adjust and set your final fruit number per leader and the placement of fruit down the limb. If your pruning was based on bud counts and if…

Resources for Managing Cherry Pesticide Residues

When it comes to concerns over pesticide residues, cherry growers require a lot of complex, up-to-the-minute information to make appropriate management decisions.  Specifically, they need to know exactly where their sales desks intend to export…

Western Cherry Fruit Fly

The first capture of western cherry fruit fly occurred at the OSU-MCAREC on May 20, 2018.

Pear Psylla – Summer Generations Overview and Management

In most regions of Washington, the first generation of pear psylla nymphs have completed development, giving way to the first round of summerform adults. When implementing programs, the following principles should be considered: coverage is…

Cutting Fire Blight Strikes

Unfortunately for the third year in a row we have had multiple severe fire blight infection periods during bloom. Warm conditions followed by a rainfall event during bloom are prime conditions for fire blight infections….
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