The following links provide information on disease and insect spray schedules and the most current recommendations from WSU on the selection and cultivation of standard tree fruit generally found in temperate zone orchards. Alternative fruit crops are also covered as well.
Disease and Insect Spray Schedule for Home Orchards (pdf)
Fruit Handbook for Western Washington
2009 Crop Protection Guide for Tree Fruits in Washington
New Alternative Fruit Crops for Western Washington (pdf)
EB1926E Fertilizing with Yard Trimmings
Small Fruit Pests: Biology, Diagnosis and Management
The following links will connect you to fruit research studies and articles from universities and extension centers throughout the U.S. The WSU-NWREC harvest reports provide detailed trials results on a variety of tree fruit and small fruit in Mount Vernon, WA.
WSU-NWREC fruit horticulture
WSU Annual Fruit Trial Harvest Reports (WSU Mount Vernon Fruit Varietal Trials information.)
Tree Fruit & Alternative Fruits Western Washington