Ask an orchard manager, just how good a job do you have to do to keep it producing high quality fruit year after year?
Washington State University has been awarded a five-year $2 million grant to build and maintain a national system for sharing digital plant genetic resources. It will be known as the National Research Support Project 10. Forty scientists
Ten million dollars in new funding will transform the RosBREED project from a research program devoted to genetic discovery into a more focused, practical phase of breeding fruit crops resistant to diseases.
The new funding comes
As more growers move toward modern, high-density planting systems to improve yield and orchard management, the sprayer output needs to be matched to the modern canopy. The closely planted trees of today’s modern orchard require
The Northern Grapes Project has received an additional $2.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crops Research Initiative to complete the final two years of the multistate effort, which began in
European consumers prefer bicolored apples and in some countries, including Germany, they associate dark red apples with mealiness.
European Fruit Magazine reported recently on research by Katrin Korsten from the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in
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
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.