New Developments

U.S. growers hope to send apples to Japan once again

By |October 5th, 2016|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

For the first time in 15 years, apple growers are pursuing exports to Japan.

The U.S. is the top food exporter

Picking prospects: 2016-17 USApple forecast

By |October 5th, 2016|

Drought in Eastern U.S. dampens outlook, but other U.S. regions are forecasting steady — or even larger — apple crops.

Canadian bee expert joins OSU

By |September 30th, 2016|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

Oregon State University has hired an expert on bee pollinators to fill a new extension position focused on improving the

The clean team

By |September 30th, 2016|

Workshops go on-site to warehouses to show workers where pesky pathogens could be hiding.

Cornell looks for insects that may transmit fire blight bacteria

By |September 30th, 2016|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

Matt Boucher, a doctoral student at Cornell University, thinks insect transmission is one way fruit trees contract fire blight.

So, he’s

Swapping wheat for Pinot

By |September 28th, 2016|

One of the largest wineries in Oregon is planting 400 acres of Pinot Noir in what were wheat fields with the help of some new technologies.

MN55 to be known as Rave

By |September 23rd, 2016|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

The newest apple variety developed by the University of Minnesota, MN55, will be sold under the brand name Rave.

Seventeen years

Let there be light on pears

By |September 23rd, 2016|

Two Washington pear growers try to bring light to lower canopies with trees on Y-trellises.

In the hunt for cold-hardy pears

By |September 22nd, 2016|

A Vermont organic grower is evaluating 84 pear varieties as cold-hardy rootstock candidates.

Pear industry continues push for more pear conditioning

By |September 20th, 2016|

Persistent conditions

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page