Cherries & Other Stone Fruits

Program Contact: Michael R. Bush, Extension Entomologist
(509) 574-1600 •

peach-close-2JVH1Within the State of Washington, Yakima County is the number one producer of sweet cherries (2,500 acres), plums/prunes (>400 acres), nectarines (>600 acres), and peaches (>1,000 acres).  In your travels through our County, you may also come across apricots, tart cherries, pluots (plums crossed with apricots) and even pecotums (peach X apricot X plums).

Cherry Fruit Fly Workshop

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: please email by MAY 1st if attending

WHAT: Workshop on “Can we predict infestation of a cherry orchard by cherry fruit fly?”

WHERE: USDA-ARS, Yakima Agricultural Research Laboratory, 5230 Konnowac Pass Road, Wapato, WA 98951

Cherry-fruit-fly-adult74aWHEN: May 6, 2014; from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Catered lunch provided for all attendees. No-host dinner at 6:00 pm, place TBA.

HOST: Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission and USDA-ARS

PURPOSE: Discuss research addressing threat of cherry fruit fly dispersal to cherry orchards. The meeting is for scientists, fruit growers, and regulators of the fruit export industry.