Predicting Third Generation of CM

Sunday Aug 01, 2021

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.

Stinkbugs Seek Orchard When Shrubs Dry

Wednesday Jul 21, 2021

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.

Taiwan Protocol and Export Required Sampling

Thursday Jul 15, 2021

Those expecting to export apples to Taiwan need to have their training updated every two years and use the sampling protocols negotiated with Taiwan. Three Orchard and Field Bin Sampling Protocol training sessions are scheduled for August.

New Price

Increasing price

Friday Mar 06, 2020

In order to continue to function, the WSU-DAS group has decided they must raise user rates

Apple tree

Maximum Residue Levels

Friday Mar 06, 2020

We have created a new page meant to simply display all the Maximum Residue Levels (MRL) for the most common export markets for WA tree fruits.