New Developments

New pest has racing stripes

By |May 20th, 2014|

The African fig fly, a relative of the spotted wing drosophila, is bigger and more competitive.

Club apples are in demand

By |May 19th, 2014|

Twenty years ago, Red Delicious apple production peaked in Washington at more than 60 million packed boxes. Just three [...]

Beyond Honeycrisp

By |May 19th, 2014|

A number of new varieties that are coming to market are being touted as being better than Honeycrisp.

Pazazz, a [...]

New grape virus in Washington

By |May 14th, 2014|

Don’t assume that red leaves mean grapevine leafroll virus — they could be symptoms of a new disease.

High-tech cherry packing facility debuts

By |May 14th, 2014|

New plant doubles the cherry volume for Washington Fruit.

New cherry bags boost sales

By |May 14th, 2014|

The new consumer bags protect fruit better and allow high-definition graphics, but are more costly to pack.

Thinning apples with more confidence

By |May 14th, 2014|

Apple thinning gets more predictable as scientists gain understanding.

Technology is the future of cherry packing

By |May 14th, 2014|

West Coast cherry packers are quickly adopting new sorting technology.

Harvesting the light to drive production

By |May 9th, 2014|

Fruit growers have gotten much better at it during the last 40 years.

A-Mazing new technology

By |May 7th, 2014|

Novel spraying system is incorporated into a maze built of rows of apple trees.