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Researcher fights fungus in apples, pears under storage

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By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

WENATCHEE, Wash. – Delving into the secrets of the molds and fungi that can wreck a good apple or pear, Achour Amiri can be found working in packing rooms and warehouses throughout central Washington this time of year. » More …

WSU engineers, scientists prepare to test apple-picking robot

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Between 15-18 billion apples are harvested every year in Washington state for fresh market consumption, but often farmers can’t find enough people to pick the fruit. » More …

Grant enables WSU scientists to study cider apple qualities

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

Miles-80MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Cider apple qualities and consumer preferences will be evaluated thanks to a $40,000 “Emerging Research Issues” grant received this month by Washington State University researchers. » More …

Results of WA 38 apple trees drawing announced

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

WA-38-applePULLMAN, Wash. – Twenty-four Washington growers will be the first to grow the new apple from Washington State University’s breeding program – the Cosmic Crisp brand WA 38 variety. » More …

WSU announces the name for its stellar new apple

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences 

Cosmic-crisp-200PULLMAN, Wash.— The newest Washington State University apple, designated WA 38, is one step closer to hitting supermarkets with announcement of its brand name, Cosmic Crisp. » More …

WSU holds drawing to distribute new apple to growers

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

WA-38-150PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will hold a random drawing to determine which Washington growers will be the first to plant the newest apple developed by the WSU apple breeding program. This will facilitate a fair and equitable distribution of a limited number of WA 38 trees in the first year of release. » More …

WSU apple a non-biotech non-browning alternative

WA-38--175PULLMAN, Wash. – A genetically engineered apple that doesn’t brown after it is cut has received media attention recently. Meanwhile, Washington State University’s recently released apple variety, WA 38, also is extremely slow to brown – and it was developed with conventional breeding techniques used for millennia. » More …