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Storage Scald of Apples

Thursday Aug 15, 2019

The appearance of storage scald has been related to orchard temperature during the final weeks of fruit maturation. DAS provides accumulated hours below 50°F as well as orchard management recommendations for this postharvest disorder.

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Predicting Third Generation of CM

Thursday Aug 01, 2019

Predicting the extent of the third generation of codling moth (CM) is based on a statistical relationship of the degree-days historically found on 1 August and at the end of the season on 1 November. We update this prediction roughly every 10 days after 15 August because the DD prediction for 1 November gets more accurate as we get closer.

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Stinkbugs Seek Orchard When Shrubs Dry

Sunday Jul 21, 2019

Adult stinkbugs puncture fruit with their beaks to feed on the fruit flesh. Stinkbug damage in apples can occur beginning in mid-summer and accumulate through the harvest period when new adults move into the orchard from outside habitats.

What is DAS?

A collaborative project between WSU Extension and WSU Agricultural Research Center.

WSU-DAS is a web-based platform designed to transfer time-sensitive information to decision makers in the tree fruit industry. It runs insect, disease, disorder, and horticultural models to estimate the current status of the issue and links that to appropriate management and pesticide recommendations.