By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension EVERETT, Wash. – From aphids, apple maggots and codling moths to anthracnose, scab and powdery mildew, there are plenty of challenges to growing healthy fruit trees in western Washington. Cool, moist weather is an ideal incubator for many of the insects and diseases that strike orchards large and small.
RICHLAND – Three nationally recognized experts on beef production are scheduled to speak at the Beef Profitability Conference, May 19-20 at the Shiloh Inn. Kit Pharo, a Cheyenne Wells, Col., rancher will discuss the difference between being production-driven and profit-driven, focusing on three key ways to maximize available forage. Terry Gompert, University of Nebraska extension […]
PUYALLUP – Walk through an early spring organic orchard and learn effective marketing techniques for a variety of fruit. Dennis and Nancy Nicholson will share their expertise in direct marketing and running an on-site seasonal fruit stand which features their pears, apples, cherries, peaches, raspberries, grapes and preserves along with neighboring farms’ fruit. The Nicholsons […]
TRI-CITIES – The Board of Regents of Washington State University has approved the purchase of Sunrise Orchards near Palisades, Wash., for use as a research, extension and teaching site.The cost of the property is $1.1 million. The regents took action during their regularly scheduled meeting Friday, March 3, on the WSU Tri-Cities campus.Because of encroaching […]
WSU is helping the Wenatchee School District teach students a variety of interwoven disciplines in their own back yard — or orchard. A four-week apple curriculum, based on a national curriculum, incorporates physical science, social studies and even art and music. It culminates in a two-day field experience, Awesome Apple Adventures, that brings nearly 700 […]