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Day two of the WSTFA annual meeting, afternoon summary

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

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Good Fruit Grower launches website to serve Spanish speakers

November 29th, 2016|0 Comments

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Good Fruit Grower, the Yakima, Washington-based magazine serving tree fruit and wine grape growers, has

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Center for Produce Safety awards research grants

November 29th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Center for Produce Safety has awarded more than $2 million toward 10 new research

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Oviedo is new regulatory information specialist at NHC

November 28th, 2016|0 Comments

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Marisol Oviedo is the new regulatory information specialist for the Northwest Horticultural Council.

Oviedo has a

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Prengaman joins Good Fruit Grower

November 28th, 2016|0 Comments

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Kate Prengaman, an award-winning science writer, has been named associate editor of Good Fruit Grower.

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Meeting date changed for Washington/ Oregon Processed Pear nominations

November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

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The meeting date for nominations for grower and handler positions for the Washington/Oregon Processed Pear

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Washington Apple Commission board accepting nominations

November 14th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington Apple Commission is accepting nominations to replace Barbara Walkenhauer on the board of

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Washington’s 2016 Concord grape harvest is up, as are prices

November 11th, 2016|0 Comments

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Washington Concord juice grape growers expect to harvest about 194,000 tons of fruit in 2016,

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Washington’s apple crop forecast just got bigger

November 9th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association has increased the forecast of the 2016 apple crop

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Orchard Bee Association meets Dec. 9 in Hood River

November 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

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The Orchard Bee Association is meeting Dec. 9 in Hood River, Oregon.

Here’s their announcement:
People who

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November events of note

October 26th, 2016|0 Comments

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While a lot of growers have their focus on the various regional horticulture expos and

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Okanagan Specialty Fruits closer to consumer marketing of GMO apple

October 23rd, 2016|1 Comment

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Okanagan Speciality Fruits, maker of genetically modified apples, was at the PMA FreshSummit to unveil

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USDA Reminds Fruit Producers of Crop Sales Nov. 20 Closing Deadline

October 14th, 2016|0 Comments

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 The U.S. Department of Agriculture has put out a reminder that Nov. 20 is the final

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Food safety manager training scheduled for November

October 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association is hosting an educational seminar for packing house food

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Bush: New tool in detecting BMSB

October 7th, 2016|0 Comments

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Researchers from Washington State University, the Washington State Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department

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Latest MRL report is available for apples and cherries

October 7th, 2016|0 Comments

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In response to increasing industry concerns about complying with Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for pesticides

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Northwest Farm Credit Services gives positive report on region’s tree fruit and wine grapes crops

October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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Northwest Farm Credit Services, the lending cooperative, reports a positive outlook for tree fruit and

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We’re hiring: Associate Editor

October 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

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Good Fruit Grower, a magazine that covers the tree fruit and wine grape industries, is

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Washington Winemakers Mike Wallace and Scott Pontin, RIP

October 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

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Two prominent Washington State winemakers have died in recent days. The Yakima Herald reports that

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Canadian bee expert joins OSU

September 30th, 2016|0 Comments

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Oregon State University has hired an expert on bee pollinators to fill a new extension

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FDA awards Pennsylvania $6.3 million FSMA grant

September 27th, 2016|0 Comments

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced  that the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture  received a $6.3

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Arctic Fuji non-browning GMO apple gains USDA approval

September 26th, 2016|0 Comments

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The USDA has approved for public consumption a third genetically-modified (GMO) apple by Okanagan Speciality Fruits,

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MN55 to be known as Rave

September 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

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The newest apple variety developed by the University of Minnesota, MN55, will be sold under

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Field day tips for growing Cosmic Crisp

September 19th, 2016|0 Comments

The university plans to hold a companion field day at 10 a.m. Sept. 22 in Quincy and Wenatchee.

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Research grants available

September 9th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington State Grape and Wine Research Program is accepting research proposals for competitive grants

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United Fresh announces training program

September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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United Fresh is offering a Preventive Controls for Human Food Qualified Individual training program at

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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