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Labor, pests and disease: Hort show, Day 3 wrap

By |December 6th, 2017|

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association annual meeting wrapped up Wednesday with two sessions on pests, diseases and soils and

Tree fruit industry bestows honors at Washington awards banquet

By |December 5th, 2017|

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Twenty-four years ago, Victor Bueno helped start the Spanish sessions of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association’s annual meeting. They

Playing to win: Day 2 Hort show, morning wrap

By |December 5th, 2017|

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There’s a difference between playing to win and playing to not lose, and Oregon State University economist Clark Seavert suggests

Varieties and Cosmic Crisp: Day 1, Hort Show afternoon wrap

By |December 4th, 2017|

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Specialized varieties, specifically Cosmic Crisp, headlined the discussion during the afternoon session of the Hort show, the Washington State Tree

Anticipation and Flexibility: Day 1, Hort Show morning wrap

By |December 4th, 2017|

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Plan ahead, but stay nimble, Michael Swanson, an agricultural economist with Wells Fargo, told several hundred growers Monday at the

An Oregon trailblazer: 2017 Grower of the year

By |November 30th, 2017|

Curiosity, sharing and innovation drive Mike Omeg, a fifth-generation cherry grower.

A grower with industry influence: 2017 Grower of the year

By |November 30th, 2017|

Grower of the Year Mike Omeg has an impressive list of industry contributions and accomplishments.

Omeginsanity — ‘I was a little bit shocked’: 2017 Grower of the year

By |November 30th, 2017|

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Mike Omeg does not know who started the jokes about his massive new trellises, but he has heard them. One

Bee haulers get delay in complying with new federal rules

By |November 28th, 2017|

The federal government has granted truckers who haul live animals, including honeybees destined for tree fruit pollination duty, a 90-day reprieve from enforcement of electronic logging device requirements.

Motivation, worker protection among topics for Spanish sessions: Annual Meeting Preview

By |November 28th, 2017|

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A motivational speech and details about updated federal Worker Protection Standards are among topics slated for Spanish sessions at the

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