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Tree Fruit News October 25


Cross-compatibility of apple cultivars and pollinizers

Written by  Sheick, R., Serra, S. and Musacchi, S. October 2019 Many members of the family Rosaceae, including cultivated apples (Malus ×domestica) and their relatives (Malus spp.), exhibit gametophytic self-incompatibility. In these species, cross-pollination is necessary…

2019 Apple Pesticide Residue Report Now Available

Since 2011, the WTFRC has conducted studies in apple and cherry to generate pesticide residue data for commonly used insecticides and fungicides to help Washington growers make more informed choices about their spray programs.  The…


Responses of ‘Honeycrisp’ Apples to Short-term Controlled Atmosphere Storage Established During Temperature Conditioning

‘Honeycrisp’ apples are susceptible to bitter pit, a physiological disorder that impacts peel and adjacent cortex tissue. ‘Honeycrisp’ is also susceptible to chilling injury (CI) that can be prevented by holding fruit at 10 to 20 8C…


Fine-tuning Fertility – A Podcast by Perennia with guest Bernardita Sallato

Developed by Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. hosted by Tree Fruit Specialist, Michelle Cortens. Listen to Bernardita Sallato, WSU Tree Fruit Extension Specialist talking about the tools and techniques used to monitor plant nutrition. Whether…
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