Growers benefit from Smith’s work

By |April 1st, 2014|

Tim Smith’s research has put money back in growers’ pockets.

DIY spray trial tips

By |April 1st, 2014|

On-farm trials don’t have to be complicated.

How to make every drop count

By |April 1st, 2014|

Simple changes made with inexpensive tools can greatly improve spray applications.

Extension is 100 years old… and counting

By |April 1st, 2014|

With additional funding and new faculty, WSU extension is not resting on its laurels.

Rootstocks do fine in Washington

By |March 26th, 2014|

Differences in rootstock trial were due to yearly climate variation, not rootstocks.

Wine grape yields not affected by early leaf removal

By |March 26th, 2014|

Early leaf removal in white grape varieties has several benefits.

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 [...]

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.