Stone fruits

Smart cherry breeding

By |June 1st, 2013|

Breeder Nnadozie Oraguzie stands in a Phase 1 block planted in 2011 and 2012. He’ll begin collecting fruiting data [...]

Career comes to late fruition

By |June 1st, 2013|

For more than two decades, Dr. Tom Toyama quietly got on with his work as stone fruit breeder at [...]

Shorten laterals to cut thinning costs

By |March 1st, 2013|

Left: Shortening laterals in winter reduces the initial fruit load. Center: Laterals always have more fruit than is desired. [...]

Saving water in early peaches

By |February 15th, 2013|

Dong Wang is testing infrared temperature sensors, like this one, in peach orchards to measure water stress.
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Cherry research needed

By |December 1st, 2012|

Washington cherry and stone fruit growers will have another opportunity in the coming weeks to vote on a special [...]

Prune for size

By |December 1st, 2012|

Producing fruit today requires higher and higher degrees of innovation. Profit margins are small, and quality demands are high. [...]

Good to Know—What growers want in new varieties

By |November 1st, 2012|

RosBREED is a multi-institutional, multinational project to accelerate the introduction and adoption of superior cultivars in rosaceous crops like [...]

Des Layne joins WSU

By |November 1st, 2012|

Desmond Layne

Washington State University has appointed Dr. Desmond Layne, a professor at Clemson University in South Carolina, to the [...]

Good Stuff

By |October 1st, 2012|

Bayer purchases AgraQuest
Bayer Crop Science, headquartered in Germany, has purchased the U.S. biological crop-protection company AgraQuest, Inc., for [...]

Last Bite–A peach with longevity

By |August 1st, 2012|

Appreciated for its red skin and golden flesh, the O’Henry peach has been an important part of the variety [...]