Sweetie, Smitten, and Papple

By |November 18th, 2013|


The belief that certain apples have superior value perhaps began when a slithery creature wiggled up to Adam and [...]

Lottery planned for WA 38

By |November 1st, 2013|

Washington State University expects big demand for trees of its latest apple release.

Reluctant Regina

By |September 1st, 2013|

Cherry growers in Oregon like the Regina cherry. They like that it has some resistance to rain cracking and that the fruit ships well to Asia or Europe. They just wish the trees would be more productive.

New York apples names

By |September 1st, 2013|

Those two new apple varieties formerly called New York 1 and New York 2 and now named SnapDragon and [...]

Pear industry ripe for change

By |September 1st, 2013|

When Dr. Amit Dhingra joined Washington State University seven years ago as a plant genomicist, one thing immediately struck [...]

Top Five pear research needs

By |September 1st, 2013|

Although most pears are grown in traditional orchards, the same way they’ve been grown for many decades, there’s not [...]

Consumer pull

By |August 1st, 2013|

Proprietary Variety Management, a new company helping to commercialize  two new red-fleshed apple varieties developed by Bill Howell of [...]

Hot tips for Honeycrisp

By |August 1st, 2013|

Growers visited the Honeycrisp orchard of Mike Robinson (right) in June and will have the opportunity to return near [...]

Good Stuff

By |August 1st, 2013|

Closer receives registration
Dow AgroSciences has received federal registration of its sulfoxaflor insecticide, sold under the brand name Closer, [...]

The path to commercialization

By |July 1st, 2013|

For seven years now, Rutgers University of New Jersey and Adams County Nursery in Aspers, Pennsylvania, have been working [...]