Research

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.

Mike Willett named manager of Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission

By |October 19th, 2015|

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Dr. Mike Willett, vice president for scientific affairs at the Northwest Horticultural Council, has been named manager of the Washington

Designer rootstocks

By |September 23rd, 2015|

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At Van Acker Farms in Williamson, New York, the owners are transitioning from growing apples for processing to growing the

Dynamic pruning keeps trees productive

By |September 16th, 2015|

With constant renewal of limbs, pear trees will continue to produce large, high-quality fruit.

Quest begins to breed new pear rootstock

By |September 15th, 2015|

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The Pacific Northwest fresh pear industry will allocate more than $200,000 over the next three years to launch a pear

New path for pears

By |September 14th, 2015|

The bi-axis system enables pear growers to plant high-density orchards on standard rootstocks.

Sliced pears show potential

By |September 4th, 2015|

Treatment with a ripening compound ensures that sliced pears stay juicy and flavorful.

Manage pears for higher yields

By |September 4th, 2015|

An experiment demonstrates how to increase yields of close-planted Bartlett pear trees by changing tree management, not the rootstock.

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