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Gillison’s Variety Fabrication donates mechanical planter to Michigan State University

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

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A donated piece of equipment will help Michigan State University fruit research stations plant more

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Brown named president of National Grape & Wine Initiative

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

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Donnell Brown has been named president of the National Grape & Wine Initiative, succeeding Camron

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Washington’s 2015 drought losses estimated at $700 million

April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

State agriculture department releases final estimate

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Northwest pear growers will continue marketing order

April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Overwhelming majorities in favor of order

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Yakima pear handler nominations set

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

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Pear handlers will elect nominees for the Yakima, Washington, handler position on the Fresh Pear

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Castagnoli named director of Mid-Columbia Research Center

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

He's been with center for almost 17 years.

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Working safely with Fumitoxin in orchards – A grower’s perspective

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

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By Sean Gilbert

Gophers and other underground pests can cause significant damage to fruit tree orchards

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Washington Apple Commission announces marketing plan

March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

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As part of its new, five-year strategic plan, the Washington Apple Commission has proposed focusing

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Disaster loans available in Pennsylvania

March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced eligibility for disaster loans related to a frost

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Gillison’s donates mechanical planter to Michigan State researchers

March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

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A donated piece of equipment will help Michigan State University fruit research stations plant more

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National Grape & Wine Initiative names new president

March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

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Donnell Brown has been named president of the National Grape & Wine Initiative, succeeding Camron

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Mercer Canyons settles H-2A lawsuit

March 9th, 2017|0 Comments

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A Central Washington farm that grows tree fruit and wine grapes has agreed to pay

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AgForestry to graduate 38th leadership class

March 7th, 2017|0 Comments

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AgForestry announced the graduation in April of its 38th Leadership Program class.

Here’s the press release:
Today’s

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Safe spaces the focus of Ag Safety Awareness week

March 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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The theme of this year’s Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week is “Get Out of My

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Medford fresh pear handler nominations set

March 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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An election for the Fresh Pear Committee handler position for Medford, Oregon, will be held March 28 in

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Wine grape research seminar set for April 19

March 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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Registration is open for Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology, a research-focused seminar designed for grape

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Processed pear handler election set for Hood River

March 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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An election for the Processed Pear Committee handler position for Oregon District No. 2 will be held

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WSU to host event on climate’s effect on grapes

March 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

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In the Pacific Northwest, the warm spring and summer of 2016 led to the earliest

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Spanish irrigation workshop set for Hood River

March 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

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An irrigation management workshop in Spanish is scheduled for March 29 in Hood River, Oregon.

The

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Pear handler election set for Wenatchee, Washington

March 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

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Pear handlers will elect nominees for the Wenatchee, Washington, district position on the Fresh Pear Committee

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Washington wine grape harvest sets record

March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

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Washington state’s wine grape harvest set a record in 2016, according to the Washington State

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Washington wine fundraiser nets $145,000

February 24th, 2017|0 Comments

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The Washington Wine Industry Foundation raised more than $145,000 at its Feb. 8 fundraiser event

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Pear handler election set for Hood River, Oregon

February 24th, 2017|0 Comments

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An election for the Fresh Pear Committee handler position for the Mid-Columbia District will be

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ITFA Day 3: “From Bud to Bin”

February 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

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The second day of tours for the International Fruit Tree Association’s 60th annual conference in Washington

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Second day of IFTA conference highlights tree systems, rootstocks and awards

February 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

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The second day of the International Fruit Tree Association’s 60 annual conference featured a slew

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First day of IFTA tours focuses on the future

February 21st, 2017|0 Comments

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The first day of orchard tours at the International Fruit Tree Association’s 60th annual conference

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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