Stemless Cherry

Rayapati helps Hispanic, Native American students grow STEM careers through $2.5 million grant

Dr. Naidu Rayapati Naidu Rayapati, scientist and director at Washington State University’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC) at Prosser, has joined a $2.5 million effort helping Hispanic and Native American students build careers…

Naidu in vineyard

High-tech Insect Traps, Cherry Breeding, Morrill Act

Automated Insect Traps Aim to Simplify Pest Detection Insect traps can be an orchardist’s best friend, giving early notice of emerging threats to fruit. But they can also be a management headache. That is why Vince Jones, a scientist at the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee, is cooperating with experts in […]

MEDIA ALERT: Press Invited to Cherry Industry Information Session and Orchard Tour

PROSSER, Wash. — The press is invited to attend a Cherry Industry Information Session & Orchard Tour. The tour is slated for November 17 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Participants will assemble in the Hamilton Hall Large Conference room at the Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center located at 24016 N. […]

Wolf Prize, Transportation, Stemless Cherry

WSU Plant Pathologist James Cook Wins Prestigious Wolf Prize James Cook, former dean of the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences and emeritus professor of plant pathology and crop and soil sciences, will be awarded the Wolf Prize for Agriculture. The Wolf Prizes, awarded annually by the Israel-based Wolf Foundation, […]

Stemless Cherry Project Reaches Milestones, Launches New Web Site

PROSSER, Wash. — In order to remain competitive in the global market, the world’s biggest sweet cherry producers have banded together to drive innovation along the entire production chain. The molecules-to-market project, called “A total systems approach to developing a sustainable, stem-free sweet cherry production, processing and marketing system,” is just completing its first year […]