New Developments

Don’t invest in unwanted shoot growth

By |March 23rd, 2017|

With spring approaching in the Northern Hemisphere, a new season for orchardists starts with flowers, new leaves and shoots — and much anxiety.

Fighting honeybee decline with instrumental insemination — Video

By |March 22nd, 2017|

WSU researchers hope to breed better bees

A new, old bee

By |March 21st, 2017|

From high in the Tien Shan Mountains of Central Asia, Washington State University entomologists Steve Sheppard and Brandon Hopkins have brought home semen from a new strain of honeybees that evolved right alongside the wild apple tree.

What wildflowers are best to attract bees?

By |March 20th, 2017|

Michigan State University pollination study reveals best attractants for bees that you may want to plant near your trees.

Following your vines, not your calendar, makes for more successful vineyards

By |March 20th, 2017|

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The key to managing productive vineyards in Washington’s variable climate is to make management decisions based on the vines’ phenology,

Mulch madness at Oregon soil workshop

By |March 16th, 2017|

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At a soil health workshop organized by Oregon State University in the Dalles, Oregon, several speakers sang the praises of

Can earwigs be beneficial in some orchards? – Video

By |March 13th, 2017|

Don’t wig out in bug battle: WSU graduate student set to convince growers how earwigs can be beneficial in some orchards.

Study: Overhead cooling does not appear to impact the survival of E. coli on apples

By |March 10th, 2017|

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As growers prepare to implement new food safety requirements in their orchards, several lingering questions remain.

Among them: Can water they

FSMA answers: Preparing your facility

By |March 9th, 2017|

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Questions abound about implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. To keep you abreast of the latest information, Good Fruit

Using genetics to create “a birth control pill” for moths

By |March 8th, 2017|

Gene-editing research could lead to new control for codling moth

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