Tag: WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center

WSU hosts organic tree fruit workshop

WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension hosted a workshop focused on organic production methods for apples, cherries and other fruits.

WSU’s On Solid Ground – Struvite, Cattle Fertility, New Apple – March 13, 2013

Comprehensive Effort to Create Sustainable Fertilizers Phosphorus recycled from human and animal waste for plant fertilizer could ease demand for the dwindling, increasingly expensive rock-mined…

Drought, Tree Fruit, Gift

Modeling Drought Resistance to Improve Biofuel Production From the number of tomatoes in a backyard garden to the yield of wheat on commerical cropland, the…

Viruses, Food Sci Online, Orchard Tech

Viruses Aid and Abet to Overcome Plant Defenses WSU researchers have found that viruses will join forces to overcome a plant’s defenses and cause more…

Orchard Pest, Clean Plants, Bighorn Sheep

WSU Scientists Use Flower Power to Combat Orchard Menace Apple orchards are intricate webs involving a delicate balance between trees, soils, water, insects, and more.…

Plant Communication, Raspberry Future, Orchard Efficiency

Plant Communication Breakthrough Traditional thought holds that a disease-causing organism has to penetrate a plant to initiate resistance. Now, two Washington State University scientists have…

Resistance Management, Water

WSU Scientist Advocates Fungicide Stewardship It’s every doctor’s worst nightmare. Whether a healthcare practitioner for people, animals or plants, discovering that a disease (pathogen) has…

Orchard-Insect Ecology, Biofuels

Entomologists Open New Frontiers to Aid Sustainable Future for Fruit Growers In response to a study that found seven years to be the average period…