Take the guesswork out of thinning

By |March 18th, 2015|

A predictive model enables growers to be in a planning mode rather than a crisis mode at chemical thinning time.

Precision pollination

By |March 18th, 2015|

Mechanical pollination could end use of chemicals or hand labor for thinning.

Bees as flying doctors

By |March 18th, 2015|

Honeybees deliver brown rot control to sweet cherry orchards.

Breeding better bees

By |March 18th, 2015|

WSU researchers hope to make honeybees more resilient by introducing genetic diversity.

Research tackles decay issue

By |October 15th, 2014|

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

Selenium is toxic to bees

By |March 26th, 2014|

Entomologists from the University of California, Riverside, have found that selenium can cause delays in development and mortality in honeybees.

Best practices for pollination

By |March 25th, 2014|

Six practices to help ensure successful pollination.

Bees are driving pesticide decisions

By |March 25th, 2014|

The desire to protect bees is becoming institutionalized.
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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 [...]

Bee renting tips

By |March 19th, 2014|

Smith helps growers and beekeepers come together agreeably