New approaches to frost control

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

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  • Line built specially for Rainiers

Line built specially for Rainiers

  • October 1st, 2014

Chelan Fruit Cooperative, one of the largest packers of Rainier cherries in Washington State, built a new packing facility this year that was specially designed to handle the delicate yellow cherry variety.

Chelan Fruit, which has 300 grower members, was set to pack about 9,500 tons of cherries this year, [...]

East Malling appoints French researcher

  • October 1st, 2014

East Malling Research in Kent, England, has appointed physiologist Dr. Julien Lecourt to lead research into optimizing efficiency, yields, and postharvest quality in temperate tree fruit production.

Lecourt was previously at INRA (the National Institute for Agricultural Research) in Bordeaux, France, where he worked on a range of perennial crops.

Lecourt [...]

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 [...]

  • OSU hopes to fill David Sugar’s research position

OSU hopes to fill David Sugar’s research position

  • September 3rd, 2014

Growers and other stakeholders will meet on September 9 at Oregon State University’s Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center near Medford to discuss how a plant pathology research position might be filled.

Dr. David Sugar, who worked primarily on postharvest pear problems, retired from the station in May, leaving OSU [...]

  • 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 [...]