WSU IAREC intern to spend year exploring the science behind agriculture

When Alfredo “Freddy” Reyes was working in Yakima Valley orchards as a youth, he didn’t know he’d someday be studying the science behind tree fruit crops. Now he’s gaining valuable agricultural experiences in the field and lab through an internship with WSU IAREC.

A young man fastens a net to a tree in an orchard, with blue sky in the background.

Task force seeks new defenses against resurgent, cherry-devastating disease

Cherry trees infected with Little Cherry Disease bear small, bitter or bland fruits that often lack attractive coloring. The disease is a significant concern for growers, reducing yields and eventually causing fruit to fail entirely.…

Tree branches bearing large numbers of small, red as well as pale cherries.

Two More Days of WSU Sweet and Tart U-pick Cherries

There are still plenty of cherries left to pick at Washington State University’s Tukey Orchard, as rain interrupted picking last Friday. The fun continues Friday, July 27, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, July 28, from 10 p.m. to 4 p.m. Local residents wanting the freshest cherries available should bring their own containers […]