Northwest pear growers announce 2017 fresh market volume estimate

By |August 9th, 2017|

Northwest pear growers anticipate harvesting about the same volume of fresh market pears as last year, but organic production is expected to skyrocket.

Orchard mechanization gains momentum

By |August 8th, 2017|

Growers increasingly find ways to adopt new technologies across all four seasons.

The ag advocates

By |August 8th, 2017|

Hort Council presses on amid leadership change.

Board mulling lower assessments for Oregon brine cherries

By |August 7th, 2017|

The Oregon Sweet Cherry Commission is considering a proposed administrative rule change to reduce the assessment rate on brine cherries.

Washington apple crop expected to be big, but not a record

By |August 7th, 2017|

Washington apple growers expect a large, but not record, fresh volume for the 2017 harvest, which has begun in some of the earliest locations.

Cornell berry workshop set for Aug. 29

By |July 31st, 2017|

Cornell University will hold a berry crop field workshop at Aug. 29 at the Berry Patch in Stephentown, N.Y.

Overcoming the pear plateau: Interpera 2017 – Video

By |July 28th, 2017|

Growers gather to share ideas to increase production, which has been flat for the past 10 years around most of the world.

Tim Akita, a young grower from Dallesport, Washington

By |July 28th, 2017|

Tim is a fourth-generation farmer who works both as a chiropractor in The Dalles, Oregon, and runs the family farm that his great-grandfather, Nobuhei Akita, started in 1931.

The quest for new varieties, cold-hardy rootstock

By |July 28th, 2017|

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Researchers from around the world presented their latest findings regarding cold-hardy rootstocks and new varieties during the Interpera conference in

Washington wine commission sets research priorities

By |July 26th, 2017|

The Washington State Wine Commission has approved a list of research priorities for the coming year.

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