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.

Sprayer calibration

Sprayer Calibration

Thursday Mar 05, 2020

While the WSU-DAS system focuses on using pest and disease phenology to properly time pesticide sprays, it is critical that the properly-timed sprays are applied correctly. Without proper coverage, sprays will not serve their intended purpose, and growers may waste material, labor, and money, without getting the anticipated control.

Oriental Fruit Moth Monitoring Required for Export to Mexico or Canada

Sunday Mar 01, 2020

All stone fruit packed for shipment to Mexico or British Columbia, Canada must be inspected and be certified as free of oriental fruit moth (OFM). OFM must be monitored with traps from first adult flight throughout the season.

Oriental Fruit Moth

Oriental Fruit Moth Management in Washington Orchards

Sunday Mar 01, 2020

While Oriental fruit moth (OFM) has been a concern for Washington stone fruit growers for decades, infestations of this pest have only been noted in organic apple orchards in the lower Yakima Valley over the past few years. In 2017, damage from this pest showed up with a vengeance in several Washington orchards, most notably in sweet cherry and organic apple orchards in and around the south-eastern edge of Yakima County. While significant losses were noted in organic apples, the economic impact of the damage identified in cherry is currently unclear.