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Statewide tree fruit extension gets new leader

Karen Lewis, a Washington State University Extension regional tree fruit specialist, has been appointed to lead WSU’s tree fruit extension team, effective Oct. 1.

FSMA is HERE… Are You Ready?

With the publication of FDA’s final Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food and Animal Feed, two webinars are planned to…

Dynamic pruning keeps trees productive

Italian horticulturist Dr. Stefano Musacchi is introducing his concept of “dynamic pruning” to Bartlett pear growers in Washington’s Wenatchee Valley.

Quest begins to breed new pear rootstock

The Pacific Northwest fresh pear industry will allocate more than $200,000 over the next three years to launch a pear rootstock breeding program in Washington.

Apple Breeding Comes with Unique Challenges

In this video Kate Evans, associate scientist at Washington State University, sits down with Seed World publisher Shawn Brook at the 2015 NAPB/PBCC Annual Meeting…

Project evaluates photoselective netting

It’s affectionately known in some circles of the Washington state research community as the “red, white and blue” project. It has the potential to protect…

Research Is Vital To Keep Asian Apple Export Markets Open

With the large domestic production of U.S. apples in recent years, Asian export markets (China, etc.) are vital. This is particularly the case for Washington…

CM to have 3-4 generations at most Eastern WA sites this year

Codling moth, the key apple pest in Washington State, will develop through three to four generations in most sites within eastern Washington this year—one generation…

Research shines light on organic fruit, food safety

Scientists at Washington State University have shown that ultraviolet C (UVC) light is effective against foodborne pathogens on the surface of certain fruits.

WSU engineers, scientists prepare to test apple-picking robot

Engineers and scientists at Washington State University Tri-Cities and the WSU Center for Precision and Automatic Agricultural Systems (CPAAS) are creating a practically adoptable robot…
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