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WSU brings home the apple (genome) cup

PULLMAN – Scientists at WSU and the University of Washington are spearheading a public, international effort to map and unlock the secrets of the apple genome to develop better tree fruit faster. “The Washington apple is an icon of quality around the globe,” said Dan Bernardo, dean of the WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and […]

Protecting fruit;aiding growers

After a quick calculation, Jim McFerson has the number. Fifty million dollars. Five percent of the annual value of Washington state’s billion-dollar apple crop. McFerson, who manages the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, offered this estimation of the potential total value to Washington apple growers of Raynox, a patented spray-on product that protects apples from […]