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
New Alternative Fruit Crops for Western Washington (pdf)
EB1926E Fertilizing with Yard Trimmings
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 Variety and Cultural Trials Reports (WSU Mount Vernon Fruit Varietal Trials information.)
Tree Fruit and Alternative Fruits