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Discussion in Seattle March 29: Exploring how mushrooms can help bees survive

February 17th, 2017|0 Comments

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Can the mushroom hold a key to survival of honeybees?

That topic is the focus of a

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Wanted: Spanish translators of horticultural articles

February 16th, 2017|0 Comments

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Good Fruit Grower is looking for qualified persons to translate English articles into formal Spanish

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A Washington grower says if immigration reform is coming, let’s do it right

February 15th, 2017|1 Comment

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Jim Colbert, an apple and cherry grower in Chelan, Washington, made a case in The Seattle

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Three growers elected to Washington Apple board

February 13th, 2017|0 Comments

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Mark Stennes, James Foreman and Jon Alegria were elected to three-year terms as members of

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Speakers dig into geological topics on final day of wine grape grower meetings

February 10th, 2017|0 Comments

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It’s taken for granted that everyone attending the Washington Winegrowers meeting in Kennewick, Washington believes

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Kurt Schlect, 1954-2017

February 9th, 2017|3 Comments

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Kurt Don Schlect, a lifelong grower in the Yakima Valley, passed away Feb. 5 at the

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Second day of wine grape grower meetings focuses on farming by phenology

February 8th, 2017|0 Comments

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As a snowstorm raged outside, attendees at the Washington Winegrowers conference in Kennewick, Washington were

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New name announced for Washington’s wine grape growers

February 7th, 2017|0 Comments

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The Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers kicked off its annual meeting with a big

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Growers needed for cherry index chart survey

February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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Washington State University and Oregon State University are looking for growers to complete a survey

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NGWI picks 13 board members, 3 officers

February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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Thirteen board members and three officers were elected at the National Grape & Wine Initiative

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Have your grapevines weathered the weather?

February 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

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It’s been a very wintery winter in the Northwest. While temperatures have not dipped below

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G.S. Long Winter Ag Academy meets Feb. 15 in Kennewick

January 31st, 2017|0 Comments

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The next G.S. Long Winter Ag Academy will be Feb 15 at the Three Rivers

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WSU Extension hosts Organic Pest and Disease “Fruit School” March 14 and 15

January 31st, 2017|0 Comments

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Washington State Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center is sponsoring a conference in March on

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Arkansas fruit breeder Moore dies at 85

January 27th, 2017|0 Comments

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Jim Moore, a longtime fruit breeder, who was influential in the tree fruit industry died

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Sweethearts beat Bings in 2016 cherry shipping numbers

January 27th, 2017|0 Comments

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For the first year ever, Bing was not king.

In 2016, Northwest cherry growers shipped more

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New webcast talks about fire blight resistance to antibiotics

January 25th, 2017|0 Comments

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The Plant Management Network has released a new web presentation called “Fire Blight and Streptomycin

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Oregon Grower Bob Bailey named 2017 Cherry King

January 20th, 2017|0 Comments

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Bob Bailey of Orchard View Farms in The Dalles, Oregon, was named the 2017 Cherry

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Empire State Producers Expo: Thursday wrapup

January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

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When placing the end post of your orchard trellis system, think of a game of

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Washington grower and packer Gary W. Hansen dies at 73

January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

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Gary W. Hansen, the former president of Hansen Fruit and Cold Storage of Yakima, Washington,

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Grape and wine research review rescheduled for Jan. 30-31

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

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The Washington State Grape and Wine Research Program’s research review has been rescheduled for January

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Empire State Producers Expo: Wednesday wrapup

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

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A sparsely attended but lively discussion about H-2A guest workers highlighted Wednesday’s proceedings at the

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Empire State Producers Expo: Tuesday wrapup

January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

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No more theory. No more hypothetical examples.

Four apple growers, as well as a few vegetable

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Empire State Producers Expo: Monday wrapup

January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

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About 50 farmers, many of them apple growers, took one of their first official first

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Oregon’s largest apple grower sells to Washington company

January 13th, 2017|0 Comments

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Earl Brown & Sons, the largest apple grower and packer in Oregon, has been sold

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Washington state expands apple maggot quarantine area

January 10th, 2017|0 Comments

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After finding apple maggot in the southeastern corner of Lincoln County, the Washington State Department

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Ag Safety Day coming to Wenatchee and Yakima in Feb.

January 9th, 2017|0 Comments

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Washington State Labor and Industries and the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board are

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Bruce Zahn, 1925-2016

January 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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Bruce A. Zahn, a prominent grower who lived in Bridgeport, Washington, passed away December 9,

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Public input requested on labor practices charter

January 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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The Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association are seeking public input on a

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GMO Arctic Apple gets new logo and higher profile

January 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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Okanagan Speciality Fruits continues to raise the profile of its genetically modified Arctic Apples with

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Mid-Columbia pear grower position up for nomination

January 4th, 2017|0 Comments

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Pear growers will elect nominees for positions on the Fresh Pear Committee (FPC) of Marketing

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Mercer to be honored with Rising Star Award

January 4th, 2017|0 Comments

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Rob Mercer, owner of Mercer Estates Winery, will be honored with the Rising Star Award

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Additional scholarships available for Washington farmers market convention

January 4th, 2017|0 Comments

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The Washington State Farmers Market Association has received funding for an additional 25 specialty crop

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Grape Society presents its annual awards

January 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

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The Washington State Grape Society presented three industry awards at the annual meeting in November

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

December 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

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A World Trade Organization settlement panel on Dec. 22 ruled that Indonesia’s restrictions on horticultural

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Pazazz hits market early

December 21st, 2016|0 Comments

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Pazazz, a new apple variety from Honeybear Brands, was expected to hit stores early.

The apple was

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Trinka, Veliquettes honored at Great Lakes Expo

December 16th, 2016|0 Comments

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Dave Trinka and twin brothers Gene and Dean Veliquette, were honored by the Michigan State

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WSU Extension plans 2017 winter tree fruit programs

December 15th, 2016|0 Comments

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Tree fruit producers and industry professionals are invited to five WSU Tree Fruit Extension Programs

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Fresh Pear Committee nominations set for January meeting

December 14th, 2016|0 Comments

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Pear growers will elect nominees for positions on the Fresh Pear Committee of Marketing Order

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2017 Cherry Institute will be held Jan. 20 — Pear, WSFC nominations at annual meetings

December 14th, 2016|0 Comments

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The 74th annual Cherry Institute is set for Jan. 20, 2017, at the Yakima Convention

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Washington horticulturalist Fred Valentine dies

December 12th, 2016|0 Comments

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Fred Valentine, a longtime field horticulturist and former president of the Washington State Horticultural Association,

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Watch this year’s Hort Show video summaries

December 9th, 2016|0 Comments

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WSTFA annual meeting — Wednesday wrapup

December 7th, 2016|0 Comments

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Farm transfer planning and lending were the topics in one Wednesday morning session about “Future

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WSTFA honors industry leaders at annual meeting

December 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association bestowed several awards for service to the industry at

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Day two of the WSTFA annual meeting, afternoon summary – Video

December 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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Researchers are still working to get the word out to the industry about the requirements

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Day two of the WSTFA annual meeting, morning summary – Videos

December 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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Technology and mechanization led the topics for the second day at the Washington State Tree

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Industry giant Bill Evans dies

December 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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Bill Evans, co-founder and president of Evans Fruit Co., died early Tuesday morning. He was

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Wrapping up day one of the WSTFA annual meeting – Video

December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

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Two words can sum up Monday afternoon’s session of the 112th annual meeting of the

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Day 1, Washington hort show, morning summary – Video

December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

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Speakers hammered away at the theme of “change” to kick off the 112th annual meeting

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Washington State hires tree fruit extension specialist

November 29th, 2016|0 Comments

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Washington State University has hired Rob Blakey for an endowed position as tree fruit extension