New Developments

Pome pathologist joins WSU

By |November 16th, 2015|

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Plant pathologist Dr. Achour Amiri has joined Washington State University with the goal of helping apple and pear producers control

Tough times on the concord belt

By |November 13th, 2015|

Growers facing difficulties with both juice and wine grapes.

Solar power becomes affordable

By |November 12th, 2015|

Winery owners see switch to solar power as a good investment.

Lasers guide new precision pruning tech

By |November 12th, 2015|

A pre-pruner uses laser technology for more precise pruning to eliminate need for follow-up hand pruning.

New grape harvester leaves MOG in the field

By |November 12th, 2015|

Selective mechanical harvesters help improve wine quality by delivering cleaner fruit to wineries.

UV light controls pathogens

By |November 4th, 2015|

WSU scientists envision UV-C lights being installed on packing lines.

New York Times says new varieties seek to dominate $3b apple industry

By |November 4th, 2015|

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The New York Times gives a detailed account of competition among new varieties to dominate the $3 billion apple industry.

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Compost increases the water holding capacity of droughty soils, says MSU researcher

By |November 3rd, 2015|

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M. Charles Gould of Michigan State University Extension, has written an article on how to choose compost that increase the

If netting is the future, what color?

By |November 2nd, 2015|

WSU researchers study how netting colors prevent Honeycrisp sunburn.

Looking for good sports

By |October 23rd, 2015|

Michigan State researcher thinks mutations will help identify genes governing apple quality traits.

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