Good Fruit Grower

Perry, cider’s understated cousin, making its own name

By |August 29th, 2017|

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by Linda Weiford, WSUNews

An alcoholic beverage made from fermented pears that was a favorite drink of Napoleon’s is gaining popularity

Cosmic Crisp field day rescheduled

By |August 28th, 2017|

Washington State University has rescheduled its field day for the WA 38 apple, better known as Cosmic Crisp.

Unusual property coming on market near Walla Walla

By |August 24th, 2017|

A land brokerage has announced a call for bids on a roughly 6,000 contiguous acre plot near Walla Walla, Washington.

European Union predicts down year for apples

By |August 24th, 2017|

The European Union is estimating a 9.343 million metric ton apple harvest for the 2017-18 growing season, down 21 percent from 2016, according to a press release from Interpoma. The total is equivalent to about 10.3 million U.S. tons, or 1.03 billion 20-pound boxes.

Free event in Yakima for growers Sept. 21 on intellectual property management

By |August 24th, 2017|

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A free Intellectual Property Washington Summit for growers will be held Sept. 21 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Yakima,

Wine Spectator donates $1 million to WSU wine program

By |August 22nd, 2017|

The Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation will donate $1 million to the Washington State University Viticulture & Enology program.

California eyes changes to chlorpyrifos regulation

By |August 21st, 2017|

The California Environmental Protection Agency has announced that two state agencies are pursuing actions that could lead to increased restrictions on chlorpyrifos, a widely used agricultural pesticide.

Cherry pesticide residue survey results available

By |August 17th, 2017|

The results of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission’s seventh annual cherry pesticide residue survey are now available.

WSTFA releases hand washing training video

By |August 17th, 2017|

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association has released a training video on hand washing for tree fruit packing house employees.

New version of UC Produce Facts app released

By |August 15th, 2017|

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The Postharvest Center at the University of California, Davis has released a new version of its “UC Produce Facts” app

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