PULLMAN, Wash. – Consistent, increased funding for Washington State University’s research on tree fruit, clean energy, vegetables and other specialty crops, as well as increased support for the National Clean Plant Network, are just several vital components of the farm bill signed by President Obama today that will strengthen WSU’s ability to support and stimulate the state’s food and wine industries.
Conceptual human-machine interface for collaborative fruit identification. (Image by Manoj
Karkee and Mark De Kleine, WSU)
Sensors measure force and pressure during hand picking
of apple. (Photo by Long He, WSU)
PROSSER, Wash. – With a bumper crop of apples expected this season, many Washington tree fruit growers dream of a day when automated technology helps bring in the harvest. Manoj Karkee, assistant professor with the Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems at Washington State University, believes that day will soon be here.
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By Anna King, NWPR
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Bio Katherine M. Evans, associate scientist/associate professor, WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
WENATCHEE, Wash. – Northwest apple growers are expecting a bumper crop this year and harvest already is beginning on some farms. In addition, growers are excited about a new apple variety, called WA 38, that’s being developed in coordination with Washington State University’s … » More …
WENATCHEE, Wash. – New apple varieties, a new fruit scientist, pest control and tree fruit research will highlight workshops and presentations during a free field day beginning at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Sunrise Research Orchard, located off highway 28 on Sunrise Lane about 11 miles south of Wenatchee.
The fifth annual field day, hosted by Washington State University, will include:
* research on development of a solid set canopy delivery system (an efficient, in-place way to deliver nutrients and pesticides)
* a new planting of the new WSU apple, WA 38
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