WSDA dedicates research greenhouse to study plant viruses

By |May 11th, 2017|

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The newest research greenhouse in Prosser, Washington, will dramatically expedite and expand the tree fruit industry’s ability to identify viruses

Scholarships available for IFTA trip to New Zealand

By |May 11th, 2017|

IFTA has reserved a limited number of spots on its 2018 New Zealand Study Tour and Annual Conference for recipients of Young Professional Scholarships.

WSU offering free soil testing

By |May 11th, 2017|

WSU Extension is offering free soil health testing to a limited number of growers in Eastern Washington.

Round One estimate of new cherry crop: 21.8 million 20-pound boxes

By |May 4th, 2017|

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The first cherry crop prediction of the year calls for a big, if late, season.

Growers expect to harvest about 21.8

The buzz is growing for Cosmic Crisp

By |May 4th, 2017|

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Cosmic Crisp has been a huge topic among growers for years, and now the variety is gaining profile in the

WSDA to dedicate state-of-the-art greenhouse

By |May 2nd, 2017|

The Washington Department of Agriculture will formally dedicate on May 11 a $750,000 greenhouse intended to support the tree fruit industry.

Washington state’s Borton Fruit, Chelan Fresh to merge

By |May 2nd, 2017|

Two longtime Washington state fruit companies will join forces when Chelan Fresh merges with Borton Fruit this summer.

Oregon State researcher Wang has died

By |April 28th, 2017|

Dr. Yan Wang, who led postharvest physiology research at Oregon State University, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 27. His age was not immediately available Friday.

FSMA Water Quality Testing Workshops

By |April 27th, 2017|

Registration for the Washington State FSMA Water Quality Testing Workshops is now open. The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will host two workshops in collaboration with the Western Center for Food Safety (WCFS) from UC Davis, the Northwest Horticultural Council and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, on May 9 in Yakima and May 11 in Wenatchee.

Who knew? DNA research shows honeycrisp has a royal ancestor.

By |April 26th, 2017|

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A University of Minnesota researcher has found new answers to the origin of Honeycrisp and if apples had blood, this

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