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WSU files counter suits to protect new apple variety
March 14, 2018

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University announced today that it has taken legal action in state and federal court against Phytelligence, an agricultural biotechnology company, for breach of contract and patent and trademark infringement. The litigation, which relates to the Cosmic Crisp apple, was filed to protect WSU’s intellectual property rights.

$1.5M for specialty crop research to improve fruits, vegetables, farming
October 13, 2017

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

usda looPULLMAN, Wash. – Seven research teams at Washington State University will enhance the competitiveness of Pacific Northwest crops by fighting devastating diseases and advancing sustainable agriculture, thanks to more than $1.5 million in Specialty Crop Block Grant funds from the Washington state and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture.

Sept. 9: Community apple pressing, cider making to reveal urban bounty
September 5, 2017

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.

Ask Dr. Universe: Why are apples red?
September 13, 2016

Dr-Universe-230WENATCHEE, Wash. – Just the other day I was biting into a crunchy, delicious red apple when I was reminded of your question. I started wondering why apples are red, too.

U-pick apples ready this weekend at WSU orchard
September 29, 2015

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

tukey-applesPULLMAN, Wash. – The season’s first U-pick apple sale at the Washington State University Tukey Orchard will be noon-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.

WSU aims to inform consumers amid hard cider boom
June 30, 2015

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Cider-applesSEATTLE – It’s not surprising that craft cider is taking root in a region of wine and craft beer enthusiasts. Washington is the second largest wine producer and has the second highest number of craft breweries in the country.

Rock Doc column: How ‘bout them apples?
November 18, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Do you have a good gut feeling about apples? Your body may – and that could be important to your overall health.

An apple a day could keep obesity away
September 29, 2014

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Noratto-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University have concluded that nondigestible compounds in apples – specifically, Granny Smith apples – may help prevent disorders associated with obesity. The study, thought to be the first to assess these compounds in apple cultivars grown in the Pacific Northwest, appears in October’s print edition of the journal Food Chemistry.