New Developments

Controlling crown gall disease

By |March 1st, 2016|

Keys to combating crown gall disease in wine grapes are clean plants, avoiding freeze damage and pairing appropriate varieties to sites.

The right Honeycrisp start

By |February 24th, 2016|

Dave Taber is working to maximize his chances of success with a new Honeycrisp planting.

Concerns about Xylella fastidiosa, Pierce’s disease

By |February 23rd, 2016|

Oregon investigates finding of bacterium that causes Pierce’s disease in wine grapevines.

The blue wave

By |February 22nd, 2016|

Blueberries have made big gains with consumers, but there are signs growers should be cautious.

Fire blight central

By |February 19th, 2016|

A research plot near Wapato, Washington, has become a test bed for fire blight.

Fire blight management

By |February 19th, 2016|

Mixing materials may bring growers closer to another “silver bullet” in fire blight management.

Fire blight’s risk factors

By |February 19th, 2016|

Tips to consider from OSU plant pathogist

Questions about little cherry infections

By |February 18th, 2016|

Researchers studying little cherry disease try to predict percentage of positive trees that show no symptoms.

Differing life cycles pose challenges for controlling little cherry virus 2 vectors

By |February 18th, 2016|

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In the past, mealybugs haven’t posed a significant problem for cherry growers because they don’t cause direct damage to cherries,

WSU Tree Fruit Endowment has world-class goal

By |February 18th, 2016|

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Thirty-two million dollars for enhanced tree fruit research and extension.

In 2013, Washington fruit growers finalized a promise for that amount

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