New Developments

WSU announces drawing for WA 38 apple trees

By |March 26th, 2014|

Washington State University will hold a random drawing to decide who will be able to plant WA 38, the [...]

Fire blight control without antibiotics

By |March 25th, 2014|

Lime sulfur and fish oil can help as part of an integrated strategy.
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    Mechanical thinning can damage spurs, leaf tissue and flowers

Mechanical thinning can damage spurs, leaf tissue and flowers

By |March 25th, 2014|

Mechanical thinning looks like a ­promising technique for reducing the amount of labor-intensive hand thinning required in order to [...]

Bee renting tips

By |March 19th, 2014|

Smith helps growers and beekeepers come together agreeably

How bad things in the environment gang up and kill bees

By |March 19th, 2014|

The synergistic effect of pesticides in hives.

Is there a better crab apple pollinizer?

By |March 19th, 2014|

No research is under way to evaluate pollinizers to replace Manchurian crab apple.

Control leafhoppers to avoid virus

By |March 19th, 2014|

The risk of grapevine redleaf virus makes controlling leafhoppers all the more important.

Pollen tube growth model makes thinning more precise

By |March 19th, 2014|

Blossom-time apple thinning model explored for eastern growers.

Bees live in a toxic world

By |March 19th, 2014|

Planting more flowers would help solve honeybee decline.

Protecting your high-value crop

By |March 19th, 2014|

Orchard netting may be cost effective for high-value varieties like Honeycrisp.