WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center

Four WSU grad students selected for 2023-2024 ASEV scholarships

Four WSU graduate students are among the 25 individuals selected to receive highly competitive scholarships from the American Society for Enology and Viticulture.

Collage of a photo of four students. One stands next to a road, one is standing in a field, holding a bucket and equipment with a pickup truck, a driveway, and a line of trees behind, one is standing in front of wine barrels, and one is a professional head shot.

New Postharvest Endowed Chair Carolina Torres to help growers solve challenges, bloom to table

Horticulturist and Washington State University alumna Carolina Torres will help Northwest tree fruit growers and packers bring their best produce to consumers more profitably and sustainably, as the university’s first Endowed Chair in Tree Fruit Postharvest Systems. Starting Feb. 1, 2019, at the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee, Torres was selected […]

Photo of Torres, seated in a garden setting.

WSU’s new tool for precise pollination could transform decisions for apple growers

To grow apples, we need bees. Apple growers depend on the humble honey bee to pollinate their crops, but there’s a delicate balance between hives, flowers and fruit. Bees fertilize apples by flying from flower to flower, feeding and distributing pollen. If bees don’t pollinate enough flowers, growers are left with a miniscule crop, but […]

A bee lands on a pink and white apple blossom in an orchard.

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.

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 element. Scientists at WSU have found plants flourish with struvite, a waste ingredient composed of magnesium, nitrogen, and phosphorous. Teamed with Multiform Harvest, a Seattle phosphorous recovery company, the researchers […]