Managing crab apple diseases

By |February 18th, 2014|

Crab apple disease management starts in the orchard with pruning.

Michigan’s Expo draws record crowd

By |December 13th, 2013|

Speakers focus on threats to bees, funds for experiment stations, and fruiting walls.

Bee Informed Partnership

By |March 15th, 2012|

After five years of annual colony losses near or above 30 percent, beekeepers have settled in for the long [...]

Safe havens for pollinators

By |March 15th, 2012|

A bumblebee finds nectar in a wildflower planting.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF USDA NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE

Fruit growers across the [...]

Three keys to successful pollination

By |March 15th, 2012|

Queen bees lay eggs singly in cells of the honeycomb. After the eggs hatch, worker bees feed the larvae [...]

On a FasTrack

By |November 1st, 2011|

Horticulturist Ralph Scorza pollinates plum flowers while geneticist Ann Callahan measures sugar content and molecular biologist Chris Dardick measures [...]

Beauty with benefits

By |May 1st, 2011|

David James

Restoring native sagebrush steppe habitat in and near vineyards and wineries in central Washington could attract more than [...]

Keep hives warm and dry

By |March 15th, 2011|

Placing beehives in a good location in the orchard is one of the keys to getting honeybees to do [...]

New treatment against CCD

By |March 15th, 2011|

Remebee is easily administered—mixed into heavy bee syrup and fed in one feeding of one pint. Some beekeepers are [...]

Understanding cherry fruit set

By |March 15th, 2011|

Researchers, with the help of electron scanning microscopes, can view cherry reproductive organs, like this stigma of a Sweetheart [...]