• Agriculture officials from China visit an apple packing line in Yakima, Washington on September 16, 2014. The officials met with Northwest growers and packers regarding export protocol compliance.(Courtesy Bob Bishop, USDA Trade Specialist)
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    Reopening of Chinese apple market is welcome news for growers

Reopening of Chinese apple market is welcome news for growers

By |November 25th, 2014|

Industry grateful as biggest apple crop ever prepares to ship.

Understanding how tart cherry trees work is key to quality and cost control

By |November 24th, 2014|

Ask an orchard manager, just how good a job do you have to do to keep it producing high quality fruit year after year?

Not all consumers opposed to GMOs

By |November 24th, 2014|

How to measure the activism and attitudes regarding GMOs.

Sensors help classify insects

By |November 21st, 2014|

New research holds promise for growers.

Automated trap simplifies research

By |November 20th, 2014|

Researchers at Michigan State University used the SemiosBio automated “camera trap” monitoring system last season as a research tool.

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It’s nearly show time: Hort Show 2014

By |November 20th, 2014|

Gearing up for the big reveal

2014 Hort Show preview: Advancing with the times

By |November 20th, 2014|

The annual Washington hort meeting will assemble experts who can help growers move forward in their operations.

Great Lakes Expo lineup

By |November 20th, 2014|

Great Lakes Expo December 9-11 in Michigan

Fighting food fraud with forensics

By |November 20th, 2014|

Each apple has a chemical fingerprint that links it to the place it was grown.

Remote pest managment with automated traps

By |November 20th, 2014|

With an electronic trap and wireless network, growers can spend less time scouting in the orchard.