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Cracked dam in WA causes scramble for water

By |March 14th, 2014|

With the frost protection season looming, Washington fruit growers who have been left high and dry because of draw [...]

Washington Apple Commission revises roles in handling market access issues

By |March 14th, 2014|

The Washington Apple Commission gave a nod of approval during its annual meeting in March to changes in how [...]

Commission: More MAP dollars mean cherries go farther

By |March 13th, 2014|

The Washington State Fruit Commission is gearing up for a strong cherry crop in 2014. Though it’s too soon [...]

David Geen named Outstanding Grower by IFTA

By |February 26th, 2014|

KELOWNA, B.C. — British Columbia orchardist David Geen was named Outstanding Grower of the Year by the International Fruit [...]

Grape growers recognize industry leaders

By |February 14th, 2014|

The Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers recognized Rick Hamman for his viticultural skills and presented him with its Erick Hanson Memorial Grower of the Year Award. Hamman has assisted Washington grape growers since 1999 when he left Colorado State University as extension viticulturist to join Hogue Cellars in Prosser.

Michigan growers vote on creation of Tree Fruit Commission

By |February 14th, 2014|

Michigan growers of apples, cherries, peaches, and plums are voting this next two weeks on a plan to create [...]

  • Dawn Drake receives the Fruit Person of the Year award from the Michigan Pomesters on February 12, 2014 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Richard Lehnert/Good Fruit Grower)
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    Dawn Drake is Michigan Pomesters’ Fruit Person of the Year

Dawn Drake is Michigan Pomesters’ Fruit Person of the Year

By |February 12th, 2014|

Dawn Drake, manager of the Michigan Processing Apple Growers, has won the Michigan Pomesters’ Fruit Person of the Year Award.

Billionaire quiet on vineyard plans

By |January 30th, 2014|

Aquilini’s British Columbia company shocked the wine world with the purchase of land at Red Mountain.

Speedy grafting tools

By |January 29th, 2014|

Ian Adams of Scionon, Ltd., Hastings, New Zealand, and Matt Moser of Moser Fruit Tree Sales, Inc., Coloma, Michigan, [...]

GRAS2P record-keeping

By |January 29th, 2014|

The Washington State Horticultural Association and ApRecs have teamed up to offer growers and packers access to a spray [...]