Nick Ferrari, Young Grower from Linden, California

By |December 30th, 2016|

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family background/ Fourth-generation farmer in the San Joaquin Valley. Nick has volunteered with several young grower groups and is involved

How does smoke affect wine grapes?

By |December 30th, 2016|

Researcher tests the effects of wildfire smoke on grapes and wine

Industry groups lend plenty of opportunities for growers to get involved

By |December 29th, 2016|

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In Washington’s tree fruit industry, three state commissions, four federal marketing orders, numerous nonprofit associations and a few advisory committees

Finding the right people

By |December 29th, 2016|

Orchards and packing houses aren’t the only places in the fruit industry with a labor shortage. Universities also are struggling to hire researchers and educators needed to keep the industry ahead of pest pressures, prepared for food safety requirements, growing new varieties and in tune with emerging technology.

B.C. pest management strategies build on deep roots

By |December 29th, 2016|

Traps throughout Fred Steele’s orchard in Kelowna are the first line of defense against a horde of new pests that growers in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley face.

Coastal California apple growers hold on through relationship with Martinelli’s

By |December 28th, 2016|

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One hundred years ago, Watsonville, California, was one of the apple leaders of the world, shipping fruit around the globe,

The GMO apple has arrived

By |December 27th, 2016|

“It’s not going away,” says Neal Carter of Okanagan Specialty Fruit.

U.S., New Zealand win WTO ag dispute with Indonesia

By |December 23rd, 2016|

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A World Trade Organization settlement panel on Dec. 22 ruled that Indonesia’s restrictions on horticultural products, animals and animal products

Tracking fire blight

By |December 23rd, 2016|

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This past summer, a team of researchers armed with scissors walked through a North Central Washington apple orchard and did

RosBREED, part II

By |December 22nd, 2016|

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Consumers want great tasting fruit with few or no blemishes. Growers want that, too, but they also need fruit trees

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