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The height of the vines influences how they fare during cold weather.

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Soil testing seminar planned for late October

  • September 15th, 2014

Washington State University soil scientist Dr. Joan Davenport will present a seminar on “The Hows and Whys of Soil Testing,” on October 29, from 3 to 4 p.m

The seminar will take place at WSU’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee and will be videoed live to WSU’s [...]

Inmates help with grape research

  • September 12th, 2014

Most spider mite research projects involve the tedious work of counting spider mites—peering down a microscope to count tiny specks on leaves.

Some would even call it cruel and unusual punishment. But a Washington State University researcher has found a workforce that enjoys the monotonous work, and he’s even saving [...]

  • Cleveringa joins Research Commission

Cleveringa joins Research Commission

  • August 27th, 2014

Jeff Cleveringa, head of research and development for Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers in Wenatchee, Washington, has been appointed to the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission’s board of directors to represent the Washington Apple Commission.

He succeeds Dan Flick. Also on the board are: Jim Doornink, Tom Butler, Harold Schell, Brent [...]

  • See WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp apple)

See WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp apple)

  • August 26th, 2014

Washington State University has scheduled two field tours where growers can see the growth habit of the Cosmic Crisp apple (WA 38 cultivar) and look at fruit quality at or near harvest. Both will take place about a week before anticipated harvest.

The first tour, on September 17, will begin [...]