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

By |April 18th, 2018|

This ‘plant destroyer’ fungus thrives in wet soils.

High-res Honeycrisp

By |April 10th, 2018|

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

Protect pollinators while managing diseases

By |March 27th, 2018|

The fungicides needed to control bloom time disease aren’t as harmless to bees as previously thought.

USDA awards $63.5m to support clean plant stock

By |March 22nd, 2018|

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $63.5 million for efforts to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive pests

Trent Graybill, a young grower from Zillah, Washington

By |March 15th, 2018|

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family background / Trent is a first-generation farmer who started growing cherries alongside his wife, Shelly, and father-in-law, Dwayne Bowman.

Hunting for vineyard disease vectors

By |March 5th, 2018|

Buffalo treehopper emerges as a potential carrier of virus that causes red blotch disease.

The latest buzz on bugs

By |March 5th, 2018|

USDA-ARS laboratory conducts research on insect pests of tree fruits.

On a mission to vanquish viruses in vineyards

By |February 26th, 2018|

Researcher aims to better understand prevalence of viral infections — and to develop quick tests for detecting them.

Resistance rising for powdery mildew

By |February 26th, 2018|

Last year’s weather made was especially challenging in battling disease in Western U.S.

Taking the fight to fire blight

By |February 19th, 2018|

Risk is higher in Washington this season for deadly orchard disease. Here’s what you need to do.

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