By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension EVERETT, Wash. – Growing berries profitably and sustainably for more of the year will be discussed in “Small Fruits, Big Harvests,” 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, Wash., inside McCollum Park.
By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Extension MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Entomologist Lynell Tanigoshi and his colleagues at Washington State University have devised an effective system to help soft-fruit growers control their “Public Enemy No. 1” – spotted wing drosophila, a type of fruit fly.
Washington’s small fruit growers represent a more than $100 million industry. Berries are big in Washington state. Washington farmers grow the majority of the nation’s red raspberries, producing up to 70 million pounds yearly on more than 10,000 acres. The state’s growers also produce nearly 13 million pounds of strawberries and 14.5 million pounds of […]