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USApple estimates 246 million boxes for this year’s U.S. apple crop

August 26th, 2016|0 Comments

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The U.S. Apple Association is forecasting a U.S. 2016 crop of nearly 246 million boxes,

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Food safety sets tone at 2016 U.S. Apple meeting

August 25th, 2016|0 Comments

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Illnesses caused by foodborne pathogens are becoming much easier to track and investigate, and new

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Bee health studies examine neonicotinoid risks

August 19th, 2016|0 Comments

WSU trial finds “very low risks,” while England study shows bee species suffer from the pesticide.

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Bayer AG says it will no longer sell Belt (flubendiamide)

August 12th, 2016|0 Comments

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Bayer AG announced it will no longer sell Belt (flubendiamide) insecticide in the United States

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2016 NW Pear harvest forecast: big but not a record

August 9th, 2016|0 Comments

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Northwest pear growers expect to harvest 18.9 million 44-pound box equivalents in 2016 for the

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2016 Northwest cherry harvest: could be 3rd biggest

August 5th, 2016|0 Comments

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Northwest cherry growers shipped 20.8 million boxes of fresh fruit this year, exceeding some of

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Washington apple crop forecast: 2nd biggest in state history

August 4th, 2016|1 Comment

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Washington apple growers expect to harvest about 133 million 40-pound boxes — 2.67 million tons

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We’re hiring: freelance writers

August 4th, 2016|0 Comments

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Good Fruit Grower is looking for exceptional journalists to serve as regular contributors to the

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Nominations due for Washington Trader of the Year award

August 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

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The Seattle-based World Trade Club is soliciting nominations for the Trader of the Year, an honor

Dorothy Plath, of Yakima and Washington Fruit and Produce, age 91

August 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

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Our condolences to the family of the late Dorothy Plath, who died July 31 at

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IFTA in New York: much ado about mechanization

July 29th, 2016|0 Comments

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Front and center at the International Fruit Tree Association’s 2016 Study Tour: mechanization.

Mechanical pruning and

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Oregon Cherry Growers launch Stabilized Wild Blueberries

July 26th, 2016|0 Comments

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Oregon Cherry Growers, a grower-owned cooperative based in Salem, Oregon, announced they have launched Stabilized

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Tree Fruit Research Commission releases new cherry pesticide study

July 21st, 2016|0 Comments

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For growers looking to export, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has released a new

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SweeTango dancing in bigger numbers

July 13th, 2016|0 Comments

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The product of a breeding program at the University of Minnesota, the SweeTango apple variety

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Pennsylvania expands spotted lanternfly quarantine

July 11th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has expanded a spotted lanternfly quarantine to include more townships

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Washington State’s 2016 estimated apple harvest: Big, but watch for caveats

July 11th, 2016|0 Comments

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Washington apple growers may harvest 176.4 million boxes of apples in 2016, according to an

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State finalizes rules to kill maggots before shipping compost

July 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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Washington state regulators have finalized special permit requirements for composters seeking to transport feed stocks

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Crop forecasts: this year, more apples and tart cherries

July 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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Three recent fruit crop forecasts predict larger apple and tart cherry crops and a smaller

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Senate passes GMO labelling bill; next it goes to the House

July 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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A bill that would establish a nationwide requirement for labelling of genetically-modified ingredients in food

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Newhouse named chair of national wine grape association

July 7th, 2016|0 Comments

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Todd Newhouse of Outlook, Washington, has been elected chairman of the Winegrape Growers of America.

The

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Pear emojis may be the next thing to spur fruit sales

July 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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Sometimes a smiley face just doesn’t convey your emotions. Maybe you feel a little …

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2016 cherry harvest update: still 18.4 million 20-pound boxes expected

June 24th, 2016|0 Comments

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Routine June rains have selectively spared some cherry orchards entirely while causing significant damage in

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New York Apple CEO retiring

June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

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Jim Allen will retire as president and CEO of New York Apple Association Inc., effective

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Cool weather spreads out cherry harvest

June 17th, 2016|0 Comments

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Cool weather throughout Eastern Washington has slowed down the region’s sweet cherry harvest.

And that’s good,

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Meet candidates for WSU’s “crucial” Food Safety Specialist position

June 16th, 2016|0 Comments

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WSU is inviting growers and others to participate in the selection of its Food Safety

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July 1 is deadline for USDA producer grants

June 13th, 2016|0 Comments

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Growers who might be interested in building a cidery or a packing facility or a

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We are hiring: Content and Design Specialist

June 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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Content and Design Specialist

Good Fruit Grower, the tree fruit industry’s essential resource for news and information,

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Mexico dismisses dumping complaint against U.S. apple growers

June 7th, 2016|2 Comments

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The Mexican government has terminated an antidumping case filed by growers in the border state

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Washington Apple Commission announces crop estimate, new officers

June 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington Apple Commission has elected a slate of officers for the 2016-2017 season.

Dave Robison,

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Fresh pear assessment remains steady through 2017

June 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

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Pear growers will keep their same assessment rate of 44.9 cents per box for the

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Pear growers again hold the line on marketing assessment

June 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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For the fifth year straight, the assessment charged to growers for the federal marketing order

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WAVE program to be held July 14

June 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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The inaugural Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVE) program will be held July 14

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NW cherry growers optimistic during five-state meeting

May 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Round 3 cherry harvest projection drops from two weeks ago

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Rain in California drops cherry estimate

May 13th, 2016|1 Comment

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Heavy rains in early May have significantly lowered the estimate of California’s sweet cherry crop.

As

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Cornell starts up new solar project

May 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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Cornell University’s new Sutton Road Solar Farm is online.

The 2-megawatt energy facility, which was built

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Tree fruit industry awards $1 million in scholarships

May 5th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) has reached a milestone of awarding $1 million in

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Heat treatment to beat the apple maggot

May 5th, 2016|2 Comments

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Environmental consultants for the state of Washington have recommended heating up yard waste before moving

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Western SARE seeks award nominations

May 4th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program is seeking nominations for its 2016

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Northwest cherry growers expect larger crop in first estimate

May 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

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Cherry growers throughout the Northwest expect to harvest 207,460 metric tons, or 20.7 million 20-pound

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New website for U.S. Apple

April 25th, 2016|0 Comments

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The U.S. Apple Association has released a new, mobile-friendly website at usapple.org.

The website continues to

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How to check for apple and peach bud damage

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

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Eastern growers are assessing bud damage in their peach and apple blocks after an unseasonably

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Feds approve Lewis-Clark Valley AVA

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

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The federal government has approved a new wine grape appellation in the Northwest: the Lewis-Clark

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Former MSU president, Dr. Gordon Guyer, 1926-2016

April 13th, 2016|0 Comments

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Dr. Gordon Guyer, Michigan State University’s 18th president and longtime head of MSU Extension, has

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OSU soil scientist to lead southern Oregon ag research station

April 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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Soil scientist Richard Roseberg of Oregon State University and the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station (OAES)

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Know your critical temperatures as East Coast freeze arrives

April 5th, 2016|0 Comments

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The East Coast is experiencing a second round of winter, and the anticipated freezing temperatures

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Hortau expands in Pacific Northwest

March 30th, 2016|1 Comment

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Hortau, a provider of precision irrigation management systems, is expanding its full line of products

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Hudson Valley hires new tree fruit pathologist

March 30th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Hudson Valley Research Laboratory has hired tree fruit plant pathologist Dr. Srdjan Acimovic.

Acimovic earned

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New hire for Pear Bureau Northwest

March 30th, 2016|0 Comments

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Pear Bureau Northwest has hired Morgan Cairns as its sampling and event coordinator.

Cairns brings diverse

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Growers asked to help with trellis design survey

March 25th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has recently funded a trellis engineering analysis project with

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Nye retires from Chateau Ste. Michelle after 35 years

March 18th, 2016|0 Comments

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Mimi Nye, who has been the sole manager for Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Canoe Ridge Estate