Chad Kruger to oversee WSU’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center

Chad Kruger, current director of WSU’s Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center (NWREC) in Mount Vernon, the Puyallup Research & Extension Center, and the Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources (CSANR), will become the…

Studio portrait of Chad Kruger

Student researcher seeks roots of apple resistance to fire blight

Named for the crooked, blackened branches it leaves behind, fire blight can wreck entire Northwest apple orchards in a single season. Growers depend on antibiotics to keep the fire blight bacteria, Erwinia amylovora, in check, but the pathogen has already developed resistance in many growing areas. It’s only a matter of time before antibiotics won’t […]

Tree fruit research updates, workshops planned at Aug. 7 orchard field day

WENATCHEE, Wash. – New apple varieties, a new fruit scientist, pest control and tree fruit research will highlight workshops and presentations during a free field day beginning at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Sunrise Research Orchard, located off highway 28 on Sunrise Lane about 11 miles south of Wenatchee.

Washington Cherry, Stone Fruit Growers Approve $5 Million Special Project Assessment to Support WSU Research, Extension

PULLMAN, Wash. – Cherry and stone fruit growers throughout the state have agreed to make a $5 million investment over the next eight years at Washington State University research and extension centers in Prosser and Wenatchee. This builds on a similar measure voted on by apple and pear growers in 2011 to galvanize cooperation between […]

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 […]