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Handle Geneva 41 with care

July 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Popular G.41 rootstock takes extra work, but can succeed.

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Studying the rot of the problem

July 17th, 2018|0 Comments

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Sour rot can be a frustrating foe in vineyards, but after more than a decade

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Making history in the growing at Penn State

July 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center celebrates 100 years of supporting growers.

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Taking on trellis with peach trees

July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

New innovations from Penn State promise increased yields, opportunity for mechanization.

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Study in quality controls will help manage peach mealiness

July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Researcher examines effects of chilling, waxes and coatings on Ontario peaches.

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What makes a ‘cultural’ orchardist?

July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers examine how growers pick nonchemical pest management tactics.

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For cherries and blueberries, it pays to prey

July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Research confirms benefits of kestrels for bird control.

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WSU breaks ground on state-of-the-art Plant Sciences Building

June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Aiming to be recognized as one of the top 25 public research universities by 2030, Washington State University broke ground on June 27 for its Plant Sciences Building, a state-of-the-art research facility.

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Good to Know: Help for managing Oriental fruit moth

June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

OFM damage is on the rise in Washington orchards.

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Divide to conquer pests?

June 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Boutique grower credits unconventional trellis system for pest and disease prevention.

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Northern exposure

June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

See why Vineland apricots bred in Ontario are getting attention.

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Some promising cherry variety picks

June 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Why these sweet cherry varieties could find a place in Northwest orchards.

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EverCrisp release ramps up

June 13th, 2018|1 Comment

Midwest Apple Improvement Association marketing its first new apple.

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WSU reveals its wild cider

June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Students start cider apple breeding program to learn techniques.

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New potential for old apples

June 12th, 2018|2 Comments

Cider demand renews interest for growing traditional varieties in modern orchard systems.

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Plans within plants

June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Managing sheer number of samples, volume of data is focus for breeding program.

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Post-Cosmic question: What’s next?

June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

With launch of WA 38 underway, WSU’s apple breeding program hopes to build on successes.

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Shredding research in Midwest vineyards

May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

MSU study finds some benefits in using mechanized leaf removal.

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Good Point: What growers want

May 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Washington tree fruit industry lays out technology priorities.

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Growing at a high level

May 23rd, 2018|1 Comment

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Planting 60 percent Lapins. Wrapping trunks with insulation. Expecting some trees to die every year.

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Putting Gisela to the test

May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

MSU researcher studies performance on various training systems, finds insights for future studies.

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Small trees, big cherries?

May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Limited release of MSU’s dwarfing rootstocks gives growers a chance to experiment.

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Promoting native plants in vineyards

May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Will they prove worth the trouble for growers?

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The art of tart

May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Effort to match high-density tart cherries with over-the-row harvest technology aims to boost profitability.

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WSU names new associate dean of ag research

May 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

WSU names new associate dean of ag research

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Rayapati named assistant dean, director for WSU

May 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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Washington State University grape virologist Naidu Rayapati has been named an assistant dean at the

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Waste not wanted

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Postharvest tools, better communication can help fine-tune storage practices and improve packouts.

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Study support for pears

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Science panel seeks boost in funding to help with increasing costs of pear research projects.

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A sweet solution for cherries

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Montana’s cherries find another market as Tabletree juice.

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Pear growers wanted for irrigation efficiencies project

May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Pear growers wanted for irrigation efficiencies project

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Meet WSU’s new breeder — Video

May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Per McCord assumes duties with Washington State University’s stone fruit program.

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Growing from good to great in New Zealand

May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Return to basics aids grower in troubled block of Jazz apples.

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Better ways to manage vine vigor

May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Georgia researcher shares three tips for controlling growth in grapevines.

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Should you spend now to save later?

May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

As labor costs rise, investing in vineyard mechanization will become increasingly cost-effective.

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Building for the future in Michigan

May 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Orchard invests in energy-saving labor housing, wins award from governor.

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Working day to data in the orchard

May 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Growers say keep it simple with data tools used to track workers.

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Beating the labor blues

May 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Optical sorters are cutting labor costs for blueberry packing.

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Bruno Simpson, a young grower from Nelson, New Zealand

April 29th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Bruno is the third generation of Waimea Nurseries and has been elected

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Phytelligence forms partnership in India

April 25th, 2018|0 Comments

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The agriculture biotech company Phytelligence has announced its partnership with a company in India to

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What lies beneath

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

A researcher seeks to determine which indicators are most important in soil.

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New approaches needed for weed control

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Herbicide resistance is a threat growers need to take seriously.

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Weed worries: Herbicide-resistant species are top of mind

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Glyphosate-resistance is primary weed concern for wine grape growers in Washington state.

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WSU holds workshop May 24 on how to analyze data from drones

April 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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Washington State University hosts on May 24 in Prosser, Washington, a workshop on how to

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Pest spotters

April 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Scout teams help growers target, dial in their IPM.

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Van den Ende and Tisdall: Keep phytophthora out of your orchard

April 18th, 2018|0 Comments

This ‘plant destroyer’ fungus thrives in wet soils.

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Net benefits

April 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Orchard netting can help prevent fruit sunburn in addition to protecting against hail damage.

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Growing into the future – Video

April 17th, 2018|0 Comments

New Zealand researchers and growers testing limits with 2D, 3D systems.

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Rockit gains altitude

April 11th, 2018|0 Comments

New Zealand growers have soaring hopes for little apple.

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High-res Honeycrisp

April 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Cell structure scans offer new insight into why Honeycrisp is so prone to bitter pit.

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On shallowed ground

April 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Experts urge growers to water with less volume, but more often, to keep up with shallower rootstocks.