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Erica Casagrande Biasuz (PhD student) and Raquel Gomez (MS student) joined the lab in August 2017. They will both be taking classes in Pullman fall semester before joining us in Wenatchee in January. Welcome Erica and Raquel!

“Protection nets boosting orchard health, fruit yields in Valley”, Yakima Herald (August 4, 2017)

Welcome Rayane and Guilherme, visiting scholars from Brazil.  Rayane and Guilherme will be in Wenatchee from April to September, 2017.

Check out our video explaining our “Photoselective Anti-Hail Netting Trial for ‘Honeycrisp’ Apple” (April 6, 2017)

Photoselective Anti-Hail Netting Trial for ‘Honeycrisp’ Apple

“Advanced sensing techniques for analysis of elemental concentrations associated with bitter pit in apple,” Postharvest Biology and Technology. Accepted February 21, 2017.

“Above and below-ground environmental changes associated with the use of photoselective protective netting to reduce sunburn in apple,” Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (May 1, 2017)

Corina Serban, MS student, reflects on the  conference, CSANR (December 5, 2016)

“Orchards under cover: Hort Show Preview,” Good Fruit Grower (December 1, 2016)

Sumyya Waliullah joined the Tree Fruit Physiology Lab  on December 1, 2016 as a Visiting Scholar. Welcome Sumyya!

Read more about our joint research project on photoselective netting in the Yakima Herald (August 22, 2016)

Nadia Velverdi (PhD student) joined the lab in August 2016. Welcome Nadia!

A profile of Lee Kalcsits appeared in the Capital Press (May 12, 2016)

“Better ways to irrigate,” Good Fruit Grower (April 14, 2016)

Giverson Mupambi (Post-Doc) from Zimbabwe joined the lab in March 2016. Welcome Giverson!

“Ask Dr. Universe: How do leaves make themselves?” WSU News (February 2, 2016)

Corina Serban (M.S. Student) and Michelle Reid (Research Assistant) joined the lab in January 2016. Welcome!

Our research on changes in physiology of apples under photoselective anti-hail netting was featured in the Good Fruit Grower (November 2, 2015)

Visiting collaborators at INRA Forest Sciences Centre in Champenoux near Nancy, France.
Visiting collaborators at INRA Forest Sciences Centre in Champenoux near Nancy, France.

On October 2-8, I visited collaborators at the INRA Forest Sciences Centre in Champenoux, France that work on our WSU CAHNRS Emerging Research Initiative (ERI) grant. Here, I presented a seminar to the center, further developed interdisciplinary collaborations related to calcium uptake and distribution in woody plants and firmed up plans for upcoming research related to our ERI grant.

Photoselective netting installed at a commercial ‘Honeycrisp’ orchard to look at how colored netting impacts the physiology of apple
Photoselective netting installed at a commercial ‘Honeycrisp’ orchard to look at how colored netting impacts the physiology of apple

Our research on changes in physiology of apples under photoselective anti-hail netting was featured in the newest article of Fruit Grower News (September 8, 2015)

Honeycrisp ready for harvest on August 14, 2015 at a commercial orchard in Southern Washington State
Honeycrisp ready for harvest on August 14, 2015 at a commercial orchard in Southern Washington State

Harvest is now complete! We have harvested apples from orchards around the state that have participated in projects this summer. I would like to extend a big thank you to all of our collaborators for accommodating us in your orchards. We are now processing our samples and crunching the data.

“Understanding Key Roles of Roots”, a research report by Lee Kalcsits, was published in the Good Fruit Grower (April 20, 2015)