RosBREED extended with new SCRI grant of $10 million

By |November 6th, 2014|

Ten million dollars in new funding will transform the RosBREED project from a research program devoted to genetic discovery [...]

Robots that fly

By |November 3rd, 2014|

UAVs—also known as drones—are waiting in the wings to come into orchards and vineyards.

Northern Grapes Project gets $2.6 million in added funding

By |October 16th, 2014|

The Northern Grapes Project has received an additional $2.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty [...]

Research tackles decay issue

By |October 15th, 2014|

A new project will focus on controlling decay and finding pollinizers that are not disease hosts.

Ste. Michelle hosts rootstock trial

By |October 15th, 2014|

This is one of the first full-scale rootstock trials in a commercial vineyard

Chose plant material wisely

By |October 15th, 2014|

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates will plant nematode-resistant rootstocks for the first time in Washington on a small scale.

The hard trials of growing cider apples

By |October 1st, 2014|

Be prepared for a large investment and modest yields.

Soil testing seminar planned for late October

By |September 15th, 2014|

Washington State University soil scientist Dr. Joan Davenport will present a seminar on “The Hows and Whys of Soil [...]

Retirements reduce Cornell’s tall spindle apple team

By |September 15th, 2014|

Stephen Hoying, Alison DeMarree both joined program in 1982.

Inmates help with grape research

By |September 12th, 2014|

Most spider mite research projects involve the tedious work of counting spider mites—peering down a microscope to count tiny [...]