Research

Rootstock project wins USDA award

By |February 8th, 2016|

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The multidisciplinary, multistate NC-140 Regional Research Project Improving Sustainability in Fruit Tree Production through Changes in Rootstock has received the

Grape seed color has little effect

By |February 8th, 2016|

Study upends thinking that wine’s taste depends heavily on color of the grape seed when harvested.

Growers visit plots of cherries and apples during IFTA conference

By |February 7th, 2016|

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GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — Tours, wine tasting and receptions all were on tap today (Sunday) on Day 2 of the International

Digging into the roots of a vineyard

By |February 4th, 2016|

Volume of fine and coarse roots varies during season.

Hansen: Building a world-class wine research program

By |January 29th, 2016|

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It’s a new era for viticulture and enology research in Washington.

Washington’s wine industry has started the process of building a

Are fall-blooming apples curiosity or concern?

By |January 28th, 2016|

Growers can curb ill-timed blooms caused by weather patterns.

Keeping pears firm

By |January 25th, 2016|

More research ahead for compound to improve pear firmness.

Key to watering Concord grapes

By |January 22nd, 2016|

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Low water years pose additional challenges for Pacific Northwest Concord growers, who are already dealing with low prices.

However, there are

Strategies for saving water

By |January 22nd, 2016|

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Growers of early-season peach varieties in California’s Central Valley may be able to conserve water without significantly affecting yields by

Changing climate impacts Northwest

By |January 22nd, 2016|

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Agriculture is a major player in the economy of the Columbia River Basin that spans several states in the Pacific

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