New Developments

Cherry pesticide residue survey results available

By |August 17th, 2017|

The results of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission’s seventh annual cherry pesticide residue survey are now available.

A better way to spray

By |August 16th, 2017|

Application tech specialist from Ontario finds crop-adapted spraying reduces pesticide use by an average of 25 percent.

A layman’s guide to reading research articles

By |August 14th, 2017|

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Two Washington State University extension specialists have released a free guide to help readers wade through the sometimes confusing and

Entomologists join WSU for pear IPM project

By |August 14th, 2017|

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Two new entomologists have joined the Washington State University’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee to work on

Sunburn and sunscald: Beware the warning signs – Video

By |August 14th, 2017|

Sunburn and sunscald research underway in sunny Chile could lead to tools that would benefit growers in all arid regions.

Orchard mechanization gains momentum

By |August 8th, 2017|

Growers increasingly find ways to adopt new technologies across all four seasons.

Willett: Taking advantage of technology

By |August 8th, 2017|

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The desire to automate segments of the tree fruit industry isn’t new.

At its formation, as far back as the 1960s,

Cornell berry workshop set for Aug. 29

By |July 31st, 2017|

Cornell University will hold a berry crop field workshop at Aug. 29 at the Berry Patch in Stephentown, N.Y.

Overcoming the pear plateau: Interpera 2017 – Video

By |July 28th, 2017|

Growers gather to share ideas to increase production, which has been flat for the past 10 years around most of the world.

Tim Akita, a young grower from Dallesport, Washington

By |July 28th, 2017|

Tim is a fourth-generation farmer who works both as a chiropractor in The Dalles, Oregon, and runs the family farm that his great-grandfather, Nobuhei Akita, started in 1931.

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