Pacific Northwest

Little Cherry Disease Day will be held Feb. 16

Washington State University (WSU) Extension will host an intensive dive into the latest research and recommended management for X-disease and little cherry disease. The free 2022 Little Cherry Disease Day will be held Feb. 16... more »

‘Orchard of the Future’ effort between the Netherlands, Washington state eyed

In February 2021 partners in Washington state and the Netherlands signed a collaboration agreement focused on the Orchard of the Future. With this agreement the partners, 25 in total, expressed the desire to work towards... more »

Organic management of postharvest decays webinar set

Join Washington State University Extension to learn about best management practices to fight pre and postharvest pathogens which continue to be a major concern in organic and conventional systems. Who This event is targeted toward... more »

Free online summit tackles codling moth

A free virtual “Codling Moth (CM) Summit” will be held Feb. 24. The session will include a long-term look at the biology, control and treatment of CM. The event is sponsored by Washington State University... more »

New WSU lab to study evolving bacterial foes of tree fruit

In bad years, microbial disease heavy hitters like fire blight and X-disease phytoplasma cost apple, cherry, and pear growers hundreds of millions of dollars nationally in lost fruit as well as treatment and removal of infected... more »

Lower plants’ defense ‘shields’ aided by viral proteins

New research, led by Washington State University scientists, into how viral proteins interact and can be disabled holds promise to help plants defend themselves against viruses – and ultimately prevent crop losses. The study published... more »

Sorbatto Fresh to scale up RipeLocker container use

RipeLocker, a company that works to extend the postharvest life of perishables, ramps up commercial sales of its containers to Sorbatto Fresh (formerly Blueberry Hill), an early adopter of the technology. As a heatwave hit... more »

Northwest cherry growers saw challenges from heat, pandemic

Extreme weather and the COVID-19 pandemic had a sizable impact on the 2021 Washington state cherry growing season and harvest. So why should a meeting of cherry growers reviewing the past year be any different?... more »

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