Growers come together to discuss advances in technology

    PROSSER, Wash. – The 2011 WSU Cherry Field Day, a day for people to come together to discuss advances in cherry growing, will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, in Buena, Wash. and will include stops in Outlook and Prosser.   The morning will begin with orchard tours in Buena and Outlook […]

WSU, international researchers, publish apple genome

by Brian Charles Clark, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN – An international team of scientists from Italy, France, New Zealand, Belgium and the USA have published a draft sequence of the domestic apple genome in the current issue of Nature Genetics. The availability of a genome sequence for the apple will […]

Rainier cherry developer dies at 88

The research scientist who developed the Rainier cherry in the 1950s at Washington State University’s research station in Prosser, Wash. died Oct. 6 after a heart attack. Harold Warman Fogle, 88, finished his doctorate in 1949 at West Virginia University. He then accepted a research position at the WSU research center in Prosser where he […]

WSU scientists perfecting mechanical harvest of cherries

PROSSER, Wash. — Rich, velvet-red, fresh sweet cherries are in high demand, and so are skilled laborers to harvest the highly perishable crop. However, labor shortages and labor costs may soon be a thing of the past for Northwest cherry producers, if consumers will accept their fresh cherries free of stems. In a project funded […]

WSU sweet cherry research integral to blossoming industry

Legend has it that the adolescent George Washington demonstrated his honesty when he confessed to chopping down his father’s lone cherry tree. Today, one of his myriad namesakes, Washington State University, is rectifying the Founding Father’s youthful indiscretion. WSU is demonstrating its commitment to state and regional agriculture through research and marketing innovations in support […]