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Researcher fights fungus in apples, pears under storage
November 7, 2016

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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.

Nov. 17-18: WSU Fruit School on apple, pear horticulture
September 30, 2015

fruitWENATCHEE, Wash. – The latest research on apple and pear crop responses to environmental stress and manipulation will be presented at the Washington State University Fruit School Nov. 17-18 at the Confluence and Technology Center in Wenatchee.

Professor honored to be named Apple Citizen of the Year
May 6, 2015

From the Basin Business Journal

Brunner-80WENATCHEE, Wash. – Jay Brunner picks up a clear plastic bag of fruit tree leaves infested with leafroller caterpillars. The leaves were brought in by growers, samples of leafrollers from their orchards.

Grant enables WSU scientists to study cider apple qualities
February 16, 2015

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.

Results of WA 38 apple trees drawing announced
October 7, 2014

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.

WSU announces the name for its stellar new apple
May 21, 2014

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.

WSU holds drawing to distribute new apple to growers
March 25, 2014

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.

WSU apple a non-biotech non-browning alternative
January 14, 2014

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.