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


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.

WSU, international researchers, publish apple genome
August 30, 2010

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 allow scientists to more rapidly identify which genes provide desirable characteristics to the fruit and which genes and gene variants provide disease or drought resistance to the plant. This information can be used to rapidly improve the plants … » More …