Within 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 Kathy@treefruitresearch.com 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
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.