The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission (WTFRC) was established by the Washington State legislature in 1969. The WTFRC’s mission is to promote and carry on research and administer specific industry service programs which will or may benefit the planting, production, harvesting, handling, processing or shipment of tree fruit in Washington. The WTFRC is committed to advancing knowledge, improving practices, and addressing the problems facing the tree fruit industry.
Uses and Purposes
Distributions from this Fund shall be used to support the Tree Fruit Entomology Endowed Chair to meet the following objectives. Distributions from this fund shall not be used to pay the salary of the faculty member holding the endowed chair position.
- Develop a research and extension program that develops, evaluates and promotes insect behavior modifying tools for 1PM programs in both conventional and organic tree fruit production programs.
- 2. Collaborate with other WSU, state, federal and industry scientists to develop and promote the most stable, ecologically sound, and economically viable pest management strategies.
- Leverage funds to obtain competitive funds from state and federal programs to expand and enhance research, education or extension activities.