Breeding for apple consumer preferences

By |June 7th, 2016|

Test orchard plays key role as researchers seek the next great apple variety.

Trials to improve cider tannins and harvesting

By |June 6th, 2016|

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For some cider makers, tannins are the holy grail of the cider business. Without tannins and fermentation, hard cider is

The next GMO apple

By |June 3rd, 2016|

Arctic Golden Delicious set to be the first commercial crop of genetically modified apples, plans are underway for an Arctic Fuji.

Pear growers again hold the line on marketing assessment

By |June 1st, 2016|

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For the fifth year straight, the assessment charged to growers for the federal marketing order for processed pears will remain

Breeding better rootstocks

By |May 27th, 2016|

Michigan State pursues patents for improved cherry rootstocks using plantings in the Pacific Northwest.

Spraying for powdery mildew

By |May 27th, 2016|

Study aims to find best time to apply fungicide.

The problem of powdery mildew

By |May 27th, 2016|

WSU researcher to study cherries’ sudden transition from resistant to susceptible during the growing season.

Suzanne Niemann, a young grower from Yakima, Washington

By |May 27th, 2016|

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family background / Suzanne’s love of agriculture grew out of her interest in the sciences. She is the daughter of

Hoppers at heart of red blotch

By |May 26th, 2016|

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Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have identified the three-cornered alfalfa treehopper (Spissistilus festinus) as the first known vector

Hansen: Research leads to better control for grape disease

By |May 25th, 2016|

Saved fungicide sprays for powdery mildew keep $2 million-plus in grape growers’ pockets.

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