WSU doctoral student races to help Washington’s apple and pear growers in fight against one of the worst outbreaks of fire blight in recent history.
Per McCord uses genetic markers to speed the breeding of new varieties for state’s half-billion-dollar cherry industry.
The Dept. of Horticulture’s series on Life after Grad School continues with “Educational Program for the Washington State Tree Fruit Industry” on Thursday, October 12, 2:50pm, Johnson Hall 204.
By Kate Ryan, WSU Snohomish County Extension
EVERETT, Wash. – Growing your own healthy, sustainable food — whether on an apartment deck or on many acres — is the focus of the 10-class Growing Groceries series that starts Oct. 18 at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, inside McCollum Park.
By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
SEATTLE, Wash. – Fruit trees abound in Seattle and its surrounding metro areas — and that’s a sweet opportunity for its community members. Plucking ripe apples straight from your city block means crisp cider at your table.
By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – Two WSU Extension faculty members won awards this year from the Association of Natural Resource Professionals for their efforts connecting with small forest landowners.
By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human and Resource Sciences
WAPATO, Wash. – Something in the soil was destroying Andrew Schultz’ grapevines.
By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC
TACOMA, Wash. – Farm Breeze International, a specialty crop export company headquartered in Tacoma, did $7.5 million in revenue in its first year selling tree nuts and fruit concentrate to China. In its second year, 2016, it shipped 15 million pounds of tree nuts and revenue more than tripled.
By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
PROSSER, Wash. – As new director of the Clean Plant Center Northwest, Scott Harper will help growers stop devastating crop viruses before they gain a foothold. His top priority is to grow the Northwest’s supply of virus-free fruit trees, vines and hops.