Fruit stand works for Washington orchard

It’s 30˚ F in the Wenatchee Valley, the sun isn’t up yet and Dennis Nicholson is hard at work at Nicholson’s Orchard Fresh in Peshastin, Wash., finishing a block of pears. This is exactly the... more »

New invasive fruit fly discovered in Pennsylvania

Zaprionus indianus Gupta, commonly known in Brazil as the African fig fly (AFF), is an invasive species that was recently found in Pennsylvania for the first time, according to Penn State University.First discovered by the... more »

Stefano Musacchi to fill endowed research chair at WSU

Stefano Musacchi, an internationally recognized leader in pomology (the science of fruit and fruit growing), will join the faculty at Washington State University in August 2013 as the endowed chair in tree fruit physiology/management.The chair... more »

Desmond Layne to join WSU Extension

One of the world’s leading experts in tree fruit horticulture extension, Desmond R. Layne, is joining the faculty at Washington State University (WSU). Layne is one of WSU’s newest endowed chairs created by funding from... more »

EPA extends Guthion usage for a year

EPA recently decided to allow growers to use their existing stocks of azinphos-methyl (AZM) for another year. The new deadline is Sept. 30, 2013. The deadline cancelling the distribution or sale of AZM, however, was... more »

Acreage down, trees up for Michigan fruit growers

According to a census of apple varieties and acreage conducted by the Michigan office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, total acreage for Michigan has decreased since 2000, when the total was 47,500. In 2011,... more »

Researchers create more accurate cold hardiness measure

A more accurate way to measure cold hardiness in apple and sweet cherry buds and blooms during early spring is under development by researchers at Washington State University’s (WSU) Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension... more »

Fungicide expands label to fruit

Cheminova has announced additional crop registrations for TOPGUARD, a broad-spectrum triazole fungicide.TOPGUARD fungicide’s row crop registration has been expanded to include field corn, field corn grown for seed, popcorn, sugar beets and peanuts, in addition... more »

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