Irrigation management key to growing Honeycrisp

By |April 2nd, 2015|

Honeycrisp trees don’t like excessive water, says veteran Washington tree fruit grower.

Microwaves control brown rot

By |April 1st, 2015|

Scientists in Spain showed that microwaving peaches and nectarines prevents rot without harming the fruit.

Preparing for lift-off

By |April 1st, 2015|

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Proprietary Variety Management—the company that is managing the commercialization of Washington State University’s WA 38 apple—has formed an industry-wide marketing

A model for apple thinning

By |March 20th, 2015|

Carbohydrate model and good weather information support grower decisions for apple thinning.

Stress-free thinning

By |March 19th, 2015|

The model ensures it’s the trees that are stressed, not you.

Take the guesswork out of thinning

By |March 18th, 2015|

A predictive model enables growers to be in a planning mode rather than a crisis mode at chemical thinning time.

Precision pollination

By |March 18th, 2015|

Mechanical pollination could end use of chemicals or hand labor for thinning.

Cool, wet soils trigger chlorosis

By |March 10th, 2015|

Avoid early spring irrigation to avoid chlorosis problems in Concord vineyards.

Living with spotted wing drosophila

By |March 1st, 2015|

Five years later, what have we learned?

WSU will add to tree fruit faculty

By |February 27th, 2015|

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Washington Stat

e University plans to hire several new faculty over the next couple of years to work specifically on issues

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