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We have a winner in our Gator Giveaway

February 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

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We have a winner! And she’s used to it.

Leah Eddie of Grandview, Washington, is the

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IFTA explores Nelson, New Zealand

February 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

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Attendees at the International Fruit Tree Association study tour had a visitor of their own

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New Zealand growers welcome IFTA Study Tour groups

February 17th, 2018|0 Comments

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The International Fruit Tree Association 2018 summer tour and conference kicked off with a welcome

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WSU hires McCord and Northfield for two tree fruit positions

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

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Washington State University has hired two new researchers — a cherry breeder and an entomologist

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Follow our editors while they report on the IFTA New Zealand visit

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

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Editor Shannon Dininny and Photojournalist TJ Mullinax are in New Zealand, covering the study tour

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Madden joins NHC as VP for scientific affairs

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

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The Northwest Horticultural Council has hired Barbara Madden as vice president for scientific affairs, effective

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WSU hires new food safety specialist

February 14th, 2018|0 Comments

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Faith Critzer, an experienced food safety extension specialist, joined Washington State University in January. She

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Washington Winegrowers honor longtime industry leaders

February 6th, 2018|0 Comments

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The Washington Winegrowers Association honored four longtime industry leaders on Tuesday during a lunch banquet

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WAVEx event set for March 15

February 1st, 2018|0 Comments

WAVEx event set for March 15

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Ashley Thompson picked for OSU Mid Columbia Extension Faculty

January 31st, 2018|0 Comments

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Ashley Thompson will be officially starting as Oregon State University Mid-Columbia Horticultural Extension Faculty on

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GMO Arctic Fuji apple passes another approval milestone

January 30th, 2018|2 Comments

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Okanagan Specialty Fruits, maker of the genetically-modified, non browning Arctic announced today their GMO Arctic

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Report: Mexican workers accuse blueberry farm of threats, intimidation

January 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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The Seattle Times reports that a lawsuit against a major blueberry grower and recruiting company

Pear growers elect Fresh Pear Committee on Feb. 9 in Hood River

January 25th, 2018|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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Registration opens for February pesticide handlers course

January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

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Workers who need to renew or obtain their pesticide handlers license in Washington state can

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WSU picks André-Denis Wright as new dean of agriculture college

January 16th, 2018|0 Comments

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Dr. André-Denis Wright, an internationally recognized researcher and director of the School of Animal and

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Northwest cherry growers think global at 75th institute

January 12th, 2018|0 Comments

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Following a record crop year, Northwest cherry growers got several reminders about pruning, the latest

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Long live the King

January 12th, 2018|0 Comments

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Lynn Long, a longtime Oregon State University horticulturist, was named the annual Cherry King on

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Huge tract of prime land near Walla Walla sold to San Francisco group

January 12th, 2018|0 Comments

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Farmland LP of San Francisco is the intended buyer in one of the most-watched sales

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U.S. Apple names Director of Consumer Health & Media Relations

January 8th, 2018|0 Comments

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The U.S. Apple Association has named a new Director of Consumer Health and Media Relations.

Tracy

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Washington wine people meet Jan.18-19 to discuss research

January 5th, 2018|1 Comment

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The Washington State Wine Commission will hold its annual Research Review on January 18 and

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Three Cornell ag researchers retire

January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

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Three faculty members from Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station have retired. Together,

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Job opportunity: Writer/Editor (Spanish fluency required)

January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

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Good Fruit Grower, the tree fruit industry’s most trusted source for news and information based

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Stemilt partners to give back to children in central Washington

December 29th, 2017|0 Comments

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For the fifth year, Stemilt has donated holiday gifts to foster children in central Washington

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“They are there to find something wrong with you.”

December 27th, 2017|0 Comments

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The New York Times paid a visit to a New York apple farm and described

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Northwest Horticultural Council adds technical issues manager

December 27th, 2017|0 Comments

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Anne Morrell has joined the Northwest Horticultural Council as its technical issues manager.

Morrell, who holds

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OSU names Mateus Pasa to lead cherry and pear research program

December 21st, 2017|0 Comments

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Oregon State University has named Mateus Pasa, Ph.D., as assistant professor and leader of its

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Wine Institute praises excise tax relief in new tax bill

December 20th, 2017|0 Comments

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California’s Wine Institute celebrated passage of new tax legislation, saying it provided the first reduction

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OSU research shows best techniques for organic blueberries

December 18th, 2017|0 Comments

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Planting in raised beds, using a weed mat mulch and finding a fertilizer compatible with

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Two Oregon cherry growers join forces

December 15th, 2017|0 Comments

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Two longtime cherry producers in the Dalles, Oregon, have merged to form an affiliation that

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Register for the 75th annual Cherry Institute

December 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The 75th annual Cherry Institute is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 12 at the Yakima Convention Center in central Washington. Also, nominations are wanted for marketing committees

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Watch the 2017 Hort Show video summaries

December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

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GLExpo Day 3 wrap: using plant growth regulators for flowering, fruit set, and other aspects of physiology

December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

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Things were a little quieter on the final day of the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable

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Overhiser, Isaacs and others honored at Great Lakes Expo

December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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At the 17th annual Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo Banquet on Wednesday

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Strong market for Michigan sweet cherries: GLExpo Day 2 wrap

December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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There was good news and bad news for cherry growers at the second day of

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

December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association annual meeting wrapped up Wednesday with two sessions on

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Tree fruit industry bestows honors at Washington awards banquet

December 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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Twenty-four years ago, Victor Bueno helped start the Spanish sessions of the Washington State Tree

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Organics: Hort show Day 2, afternoon wrap

December 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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A panel of growers shared their experiences managing crop load during today’s afternoon session at

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Playing to win: Day 2 Hort show, morning wrap

December 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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There’s a difference between playing to win and playing to not lose, and Oregon State

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GLExpo Day 1 wrap: pests, pollinators and soil microbes

December 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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For tree fruit growers, the first day of the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable, and Farm

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

December 4th, 2017|1 Comment

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Specialized varieties, specifically Cosmic Crisp, headlined the discussion during the afternoon session of the Hort

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Anticipation and Flexibility: Day 1, Hort Show morning wrap

December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

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Plan ahead, but stay nimble, Michael Swanson, an agricultural economist with Wells Fargo, told several

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Bee haulers get delay in complying with new federal rules

November 28th, 2017|0 Comments

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.

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California Supreme Court rules against farm owners

November 27th, 2017|0 Comments

From the Los Angeles Times: "California’s highest court decided unanimously Monday that farmers may have a labor contract imposed on them if negotiations with a union fail to produce an agreement."

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Washington growers should prepare for sick leave requirements to take effect

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

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Starting Jan. 1, Washington growers will have to start providing paid sick leave for all

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Blakey joins Stemilt

November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

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Rob Blakey has left his Washington State University endowed position as the tree fruit extension

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Oregon State looking for cherry growers to develop pest plan

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Oregon State University is looking for sweet cherry growers in the Northwest to help develop a long-term Integrated Pest Management plan.

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Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention set for Jan. 30-Feb. 1

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

More than 2,400 fruit, berry and vegetable growers are expected to attend the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention set for Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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Wenatchee district pear grower, handler nomination meeting set

November 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Pear handlers will elect nominees for a Wenatchee district grower position and a handler position on the Fresh Pear Committee of Marketing Order 927.

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Veterans see future in WSU wine program

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

There’s something about all the hands-on work that attracted Nick French, a former Air Force mechanic, to the wine industry. He likes getting his hands a little dirty and working with equipment.

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Number of apples in storage up 8 percent from 2016

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

194.4 million bushels of apples were reported in storage as of Nov. 1, an increase of 8 percent over last year and 15 percent above the five-year average, according to a report from the USApple Association released Thursday.