The quest for new varieties, cold-hardy rootstock

By |July 28th, 2017|

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Researchers from around the world presented their latest findings regarding cold-hardy rootstocks and new varieties during the Interpera conference in

Washington wine commission sets research priorities

By |July 26th, 2017|

The Washington State Wine Commission has approved a list of research priorities for the coming year.

New blueberry varieties may stretch season, refresh slowing market

By |July 25th, 2017|

The blues are changing their tune

WSU Transitioning to Organic tour set for Aug. 2, 3

By |July 24th, 2017|

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Washington State University and the Next Generation Tree Fruit Network will hold a pair of tours focusing on transitioning to

Study pushes limits of deficit irrigation

By |July 24th, 2017|

Drastic reductions in irrigation delivered decent results in first year of study, but vines showed accumulated stress in year two.

IFTA Summer Tour wraps up with focus on research, frost

By |July 18th, 2017|

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The Michigan tree fruit industry is chock full of innovative growers rapidly diversifying, modernizing and making research-backed changes designed to

Cowgill: Improving rootstocks for peaches

By |July 18th, 2017|

By Win Cowgill: After NC-140 research project’s success, new studies hope to do the same with peaches.

Thwarting a cherry killer

By |July 17th, 2017|

Early research suggests acclimating trees and sending them into early dormancy may help prevent bacterial canker infections.

IFTA in Michigan, Day One: fruit set was not affected by netting

By |July 16th, 2017|

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In western Michigan, the center of the state’s fresh apple industry is located on a geographic landmark known as the

Lake Ontario Tour shows wide range of New York tree fruit farming

By |July 12th, 2017|

The only consistency on the Lake Ontario Fruit Program tour this summer was the humidity. Otherwise, the five-farm tour organized by Cornell University Cooperative Extension covered a remarkably diverse swath of tree fruit farming in a narrow band along Lake Ontario’s shores: new high density apple plantings and apple orchards far older than this reporter, along with high density peaches, berries, and a brand new cidery.

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