Sustaining our economy by alleviating pest and diseases problems that impact the quality of tree fruit grown here in Yakima County.
The majority of the fruit produced in Yakima County is exported to markets within the U.S. and abroad. The detection of insects or diseases can cause closure of these markets costing millions of dollars to our economy.
The Horticultural Pest and Disease Board investigates problem sites, and seeks ways of alleviating the pests and diseases that spread from theses sites.
Homeowners and landowners with property having fruit trees are reminded that the law requires them to maintain them - RCW 15.08 and RCW 15.09.