Thanks to the support of the WA Tree Fruit Research Commission, the Virus Diagnostic Laboratory at the Clean Plant Center Northwest, WSU-IAREC, is able to offer reduced cost testing for Little cherry virus-2 and the X-disease phytoplasma ($9.06 for one pathogen, $10.61 for both, per sample). We hope that this will encourage growers to get their trees tested, and help in the efforts to map the spread of this devastating disease. More information about Little cherry disease sample collection and submission can be found at: http://cpcnw.wsu.edu/lcdtests/
Ines Hanrahan and Marcella Galeni of the WA Tree Fruit Research Commission (WTFRC) recently published an article in "Fruit Matters" highlighting the development of a starch scale for WA38 production. Below are links to the story and to download the guide for use.
The WA Tree Fruit Research Commission recently was recognized as a finalist for "Non-Profit of the Year" by the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce. Each year, the Chamber holds a large banquet and highlights the finalizst for the Business of the Year, Non-Profit, and Cornerstone Award. Once notified of its finalist status, Voortex Productions visited the Commission and put together a brief video showcasing the COmmission's staff and its mission.
You can view this video by clicking on the YouTube link below.
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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 WTFRC Internal Program recently completed its 2018 study in apple which included 7 insecticides/acaricides, 4 fungicides, and one plant growth regulator, as well as considering the effects of spraying concentrate (100 gal water/acre) vs. dilute (200 gal water/acre) in a modern high density orchard. The results of that study are available below, as well as similar reports from previous years on apple and cherry.
2012 - 2017 Apple Residue Summary 2012 - 2017 Cherry Residue Summary
2017 WTFRC Apple Residue Study 2017 WTFRC Cherry Residue Study
2016 WTFRC Apple Residue Study 2016 WTFRC Cherry Residue Study
2015 WTFRC Apple Residue Study 2015 WTFRC Cherry Residue Study
2011-2014 WTFRC Apple Residue Summary 2012-2014 WTFRC Cherry Residue Summary
2014 WTFRC Apple Residue Study 2014 WTFRC Cherry Residue Study
2013 WTFRC Apple Residue Study 2013 WTFRC Cherry Residue Study
2012 WTFRC Apple Residue Study 2012 WTFRC Cherry Residue Study
2011 WTFRC Apple Residue Study 2011 WTFRC Cherry Residue Study
2011 Univ. California Extension Cherry Residue Study
The latest edition of "Fruit Matters", is now available. This monthly newsletter is a product of the Tree Fruit Extension team which is comprised of members from WSU and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission whose goal is to share timely information with the tree fruit community.