Research Farm Sunrise Research Farm circa 2011 Current Projects at WSU-TFREC Sunrise Research Farm Field Day August 7th 2019 Program Highlights Click title to view/download PDF Acoustic Mating Disruption of Pear Psylla as a New IPM tool Apple Maturity Genes Cultural Controls for Psylla Management Deficit Irrigation to Reduce Bitter Pit in Honeycrisp Foliar Abscisic Acid (ABA) Applications to Control Bitter Pit in Apples IPM Methods to Control Replant Disease Non-Target Effects of Shade Netting Pear Rootstock Breeding Program Rootstock Physiology SIR for Codling Moth Control Sunburn Mitigation Sunburn Physiology Top Graft WA38 Effect of Prohexadione Calcium Images from the 2019 Sunrise Field Day Tory Schmidt from the WTFRC discusses the latest research on crop load management. Marcella Galeni, a technician from the WTFRC, talks about recent work on bitter pit of Honeycrisp and also hands out the new starch maturity scale cards for Cosmic Crisp®. Lee Kalcsits, WSU TFREC physiologist, discusses sunburn protection for apples. Entomology graduate student Adrian Marshall explains the effects of excluding insects in caged tree studies. WSU TFREC entomology postdoctoral researcher Kacie Athey talks about the work being done with CM SIR. WSU TFREC Researcher Louie Nottingham talks about Pear IPM strategies using cultural controls. WSU graduate student Dowen Jocson talks about how psylla songs can be used to control them. TFREC postdoctoral researcher Soon li Teh talks about the effort to breed dwarfing rootstocks for pear. WSU TFREC Physiologist Stefano Musacchi talked about pruning WA38 trees.