Stone fruits

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 [...]

Tougas Family Farm

By |June 1st, 2013|

Mo Tougas asks a question of Oregon State University sweet cherry expert Lynn Long on an IFTA tour of [...]

Shorten laterals to cut thinning costs

By |March 1st, 2013|

Peach and nectarine trees will always set more fruit than the trees can size.
For most orchardists, thinning peach [...]

Saving water in early peaches

By |February 15th, 2013|

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, looking for ways that growers can save water without affecting fruit quality [...]

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. [...]

Des Layne joins WSU

By |November 1st, 2012|

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

Good to Know—What growers want in new varieties

By |November 1st, 2012|

Adopting a new scion cultivar is a crucial decision for tree fruit growers, who must consider both horticultural and [...]

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|

Unlike apples and pears, where new varieties are slow to appear and stay forever, new peach varieties come, and [...]