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Wendy Jones, M.S.

Associate in Research

WSU Tree Fruit Extension
Communications & Web Manager
Export Training Coordinator

Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center
1100 N Western Ave. Wenatchee, WA
Phone: 509-293-8780
Fax: 509-663-8714

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Research/Professional Activities

  • WSU Tree Fruit website manager;
  • Social media & communications
  • Digital Outreach: web design and content development;
  • Outreach training workshops: produce, edit and assist with content development;
  • Online education/training development;
  • Photography, videography and associated digital editing;
  • Identification of postharvest insect damage and physiological disorders that appear during and after storage of apples;
  • Export certification training: Mx/BC stone fruit & Taiwan/China apple;


  • High School: Redlands SHS, Redlands, CA. (diploma)
  • University of California at Riverside, CA (B.S. Biology)
  • Utah State University, Logan, UT (Post-Baccalaureate Studies)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI (Post-Baccalaureate Studies)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI (M.S. Horticulture) Thesis title:
    “Determination of Nuclear DNA Content in Orchids by Flow Cytometry


  • Website design & development
  • Publication design & development
  • Insect pest management support
  • Export-Quarantine pest education
  • Postharvest insect damage identification
  • Orchard natural enemy identification

 Annual Industry Training

Taiwan Systems Approach Work Plan: Orchard Codling Moth Sampling Training.  Summers (August-September). Various locations within WA.

Taiwan Systems Approach Work Plan: Packinghouse cull cutting technician certification. Summers (August-September). Check training schedule here.

Exportation of Apples to the People’s Republic of China: Overview of export work plan requirements and sampling techniques.  Check training schedule here.

Oriental Fruit Moth Inspector Training.  @ mid-May annually, Wenatchee & Yakima, WA. Check training schedule here.

Publications & Factsheets

Jones, W.E., Chambers, U., Gadino, A., and Brunner, J.F. Web-based outreach for orchard management decision-makers. BioControl v102, March 2016. (article) . DOI: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2015.12.011. Times Cited: 2

Gadino, A., Brunner, J.F., Chambers, U., Jones, W.E., Castagnoli, S., and Jones, V. A perspective on the extension of research-based information to orchard management decision-makers: lessons learned and potential future directions. BioControl, v102, March 2016. (article)  DOI: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2015.11.013. Times Cited: 3

Jones, V.P., Mills, N., Brunner, J., Horton, D., Beers, E., Unruh, T., Shearer, P., Goldberger, J., Castagnoli, S., Miliczyky, E., Steffan, S., Amarasekare, K., Chambers, U., Gadino, A., Gallardo, R., Jones W.E. From planning to execution to the future: an overview of a concerted effort to enhance biological control in apple, pear and walnut orchards in the western U.S. Biological Control. Biocontrol, v102, March 2016. (article) . DOI: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2016.03.013. Times Cited: 5

Xiao, C., Kim, Y.R., and Jones, W.E. (editor) Guidelines on pruning ‘Manchurian’ crabapple for fruit rot control. Mar. 2014. (fact sheet; prepared for: NFE, USDA and WSDA.)

Goldberger J, W Jones and N Lehrer. Part 7: Pear growers surveyed on biological control. Good Fruit Grower. May 1, 2013 (trade article)

Jones, WE, JF Brunner. Guide to Codling Moth Damage Identification. 2pp. Yakima County Printing Office, Yakima, WA. (Revised 2015, fact sheet)

Chambers U, V Jones, A Gadino, W Jones, N Mills, J Brunner. Part 1. Enhancing Biocontrol: Overview. Good Fruit Grower. Feb. 1, 2013. (trade article)

Beers, E. and W Jones. Visual Comparison of Red-Egged Tetranichid Mites Found in or near PNW Orchards. (fact sheet; prepared for: Northwest Fruit Exporters and the Northwest Hort. Council, Yakima, WA.)

Jones, WE, JF Brunner, EM Kupferman, CL Xiao. Quick Identification Guide to Apple Postharvest Defects and Disorders. pp 36. Good Fruit Grower. Yakima, WA. (Fact sheet)

Brunner, JF, WE Jones, EH Beers, JV Tangren, J Dunley, C-L Xiao, GG Grove. A decade of pesticide use in Washington apple orchards. Agric. Environ. News. No 205, May 2003, 16 pp. (trade article) Times Cited: 4.

Brunner, JF, J Dunley, WE Jones, EH Beers, GV Tangren, C-L Xiao, GG Grove. Pesticide use and IPM Practices in Washington’s pear and cherry orchards. Agric. & Environ. News. No 208, August 2003. – PearCherry (trade article) Times Cited: 1.

Jones, WE, AR Kuehnle. Ploidy identification using flow cytometry in tissues of Dendrobium species and cultivars. Lindleyana. 13(1):11-18. (article; thesis) Times Cited: 32.

Jones, WE, AR Kuehnle, K Arumuganathan. Nuclear DNA content of 26 orchid (Orchidaceae) genera with emphasis on Dendrobium. Annals of Botany 82(2):189-194. (article; thesis) Times Cited: 59

Jones, WE, JK Grace, M Tamashiro. Virulence of seven isolates of Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae to Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Environ. Entomol. 25(2):481-487. (article) Times Cited: 78

Grace, JK, BS Goodell. WE Jones, V Chandhoke, J Jellison. Evidence for inhibition of termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermididae) feeding by extracellular metabolites of a wood decay fungus. Proc. Hawaiian Entomol. Soc. 31: 249-252. (articleTimes Cited: 20

JK Grace, BS Goodell, WE Jones, V Ci-Iandi-Ioke, J Jellison. Inhibition of termite feeding by fungal siderophores. The International Research Group on Wood Preservation. May 10. Document No: IRGAVP/1. pps. 558-592. (proceedings; presentation) Times Cited: 3

Walker, GP, CB Richards, WG Jones, DCG. Aitken. Toxicity of five insecticides used to control California red scale (Homoptera: Diaspididae) against susceptible red scale strains. J. Econ. Entomol. 84(1):17-24. (article) Times Cited: 7

Tamashiro, M, DM Westcott, WC Mitchell, WE Jones. Axenic rearing of the Oriental fruit fly Dacus dorsalis Hendel (Diptera: Tephritidae) Proc. Hawaiian Entomol. Soc. 30: 113-120. (article) Times Cited: 4