Oregon State researcher Wang has died

By |April 28th, 2017|

Dr. Yan Wang, who led postharvest physiology research at Oregon State University, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 27. His age was not immediately available Friday.

FSMA Water Quality Testing Workshops

By |April 27th, 2017|

Registration for the Washington State FSMA Water Quality Testing Workshops is now open. The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will host two workshops in collaboration with the Western Center for Food Safety (WCFS) from UC Davis, the Northwest Horticultural Council and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, on May 9 in Yakima and May 11 in Wenatchee.

Sorry about the label confusion

By |April 27th, 2017|

Good Fruit Grower ran a story in our April 15 issue about the Washington Apple Commission discussing uses of its apples logo and sticker.

Who knew? DNA research shows honeycrisp has a royal ancestor.

By |April 26th, 2017|

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A University of Minnesota researcher has found new answers to the origin of Honeycrisp and if apples had blood, this

Cost falls to renew pear scald chemical

By |April 26th, 2017|

Pear industry leads the way to renew growers’ access to the scald-controlling chemical.

Cider makers embrace regional variation

By |April 26th, 2017|

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Google the phrase “The Napa Valley of Hard Cider.”

Turns out, a lot of places, including southwest Michigan, New York’s

Native flora can attract beneficial insects to the vineyards and orchards

By |April 25th, 2017|

Between rows, think local

Studies show no downside to trying cover crops in vineyards

By |April 25th, 2017|

Beneath the vines

What’s going on down there? Facts about organic matter

By |April 25th, 2017|

Researchers share knowledge about the underground dynamics of fresh organic matter.

Searching for the naked truth of soil science

By |April 21st, 2017|

New grant seeks to understand how some rootstocks recruit beneficial soil microbes to boost breeding efforts.

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