By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, 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 […]
By Linda Weiford, WSU News WENATCHEE, Wash. – An alcoholic beverage made from fermented pears that was a favorite drink of Napoleon’s is gaining popularity in the United States, thanks to a wave of hard apple cider producers in the Pacific Northwest.
Xiao (Photo by Brian Charles Clark) The old saying about one bad apple spoiling the whole bunch is based on a real concern. For Washington’s tree fruit industry, postharvest rot of fruit in storage costs the industry millions of dollars of losses annually. Chang-Lin Xiao, an associate professor of plant pathology and extension specialist […]
MOUNT VERNON – Washington has become the nation’s second largest wine producer, and with a recent resurgence in interest in premium cider and perry, cider-making may be the next big thing. Whether you are a beginner or a current cider producer, this summer you will have an opportunity to learn in depth about making quality […]