A good orchard begins with good earth. And in orchard country, it’s quite a sight to see a new orchard take shape, with young [...]
Pyrethroid barrier trunk sprays have proven effective against cutworms in Washington State, but for growers who want to avoid [...]
When Dr. Stefano Musacchi arrived in Washington State in August, he knew the expectations were high.
Musacchi, a world-renowned pomologist [...]
Precise application of pesticides in orchards provides growers with better crop protection, less environmental pollution, and better use of [...]
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 [...]
Washington State University’s apple breeding program is now screening seedlings and selections for fireblight resistance.
During WSU’s annual field day [...]