● This fall’s disruptions of ocean shipping–that have lacerated our tree fruit exports–beg for some type of long-term remedy. Unionized longshoremen should not [...]
When Dr. Stefano Musacchi arrived in Washington State in August, he knew the expectations were high.
Musacchi, a world-renowned pomologist [...]
If we had to irrigate orchards by pulling tanks of water down the alleys, would we do it?
We do [...]
Growing peaches is getting easier in some ways, harder in others, a rather normal description of many orchardists’ efforts. [...]
Like insects, diseases develop in predictable ways based on growing-degree accumulations, but diseases are driven more by moisture than [...]
Precise application of pesticides in orchards provides growers with better crop protection, less environmental pollution, and better use of [...]
Washington State University’s apple breeding program is now screening seedlings and selections for fireblight resistance.
During WSU’s annual field day [...]
Concerns that fireblight would cause significant damage to this year’s pear harvest in the Medford, Oregon, [...]
Grow just one variety. Growing one variety will limit your marketing season and the number of times consumers [...]