research orchard

‘Fruitbots’ Could Save Growers Money, Create High-tech Jobs

WENATCHEE, Wash. – Advancements in the mechanization of farm equipment are reducing labor costs, increasing efficiency, and improving profits for area growers of specialty crops. Specialty crops (fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, including Washington’s largest crops, apples, grapes, and potatoes) make up a $45 billion per year industry characterized by the need for intensive cultivation. But […]

WSU President to Help Dedicate New Research Orchard at Wenatchee

WENATCHEE, Wash. – Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D., Washington State University’s new president, will be the featured speaker at the dedication ceremony for the university’s new tree fruit research orchard southeast of Wenatchee on Thursday, Sept. 20. The dedication begins at 10 a.m. at the new orchard, which is located approximately 20 miles southeast of Wenatchee […]