Four postharvest physiologists fared well in early August, gaining recognition for their work during the American Society for Horticultural Science annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Elizabeth Mitcham was named Outstanding International Horticulturist. She is director
Intrexon Corporation, of Germantown, Maryland, a company that describes itself as involved in synthetic biology, has agreed to buy Oxitec, of Oxford, England, a pioneer in biological insect control.
Both of these companies have appeared in
The 2015 IFTA summer tour provided an intense learning environment for growers and researchers who took part in the the three day event in eastern Washington on July 15-17. Nearly 200 people loaded up on
Stronger prices for cling peaches seem to have prompted California growers to plant more trees, which should slow the industry’s long-term slide in acreage.
The rising price was triggered by long-term falling production as growers turned
The Honeycrisp apple is a Cinderella story. A somewhat homely apple, almost rejected from its own breeding program, is given a chance and is discovered by an adoring public and propelled on a rise to
Will Honeycrisp become a victim of its popularity?
Washington’s wine industry will fittingly toast the grand opening of the new Wine Science Center with wines made by students of Washington State University’s viticulture and enology program.
The wines to be poured for the celebration