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The 73rd annual Cherry Institute begins January 15 at the Yakima Convention Center with an update on the Cherry Breeding Program at Washington State University
Representatives from Oregon’s wine grape industry are collaborating to create a Pest Management Strategic Plan to document current pest management challenges and needs within the
A massive plan to improve irrigation for growers who tap the Yakima River system passed a major hurdle when a Senate panel approved $92 million
More than 80 wine regulators and wine industry representatives from 17 Pacific Rim economies met in Adelaide, Australia, to work toward streamlining import-export requirements for
Good Fruit Grower is gaining a new associate editor. Ross Courtney, an award-winning writer with the Yakima Herald Republic, joins Good Fruit Grower as associate editor
The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comments on a proposal to revoke all tolerances for the insecticide chlorpyrifos.
Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate insecticide, acaricide and miticide
Nominations for grower and handler positions on the Washington Cherry Marketing Committee will take place during industry meetings in January. The committee establishes grade, size,
The New York Times gives a detailed account of competition among new varieties to dominate the $3 billion apple industry.
Readers of Good Fruit Grower are
Pear Bureau Northwest, the non-profit marketing organization that represents the 1,600 pear growers of Oregon and Washington (home to 84 percent of the U.S. fresh
Northwest Public Radio reports that some growers are worried that their vines and fruit trees are not ready for plunging temperature.
Correspondent Anna King says in
M. Charles Gould of Michigan State University Extension, has written an article on how to choose compost that increase the capacity of soil to hold
Washington State University has announced the discovery in Washington State of a wasp from Asia that eats the eggs of the brown marmorated stinkbug.
The discovery raises
The Washington State Department of Agriculture says that it will award approximately $4.1 million in grant funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop
Leading e-commerce retailer Alibaba Group featured Washington apples at the kickoff for its online shopping frenzy in China in November.
Washington apples were the only imported
The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will cause a significant number of tariffs on fruit exported to many Asian nations by the United States to go
Australia has announced plans to accept 12,000 refugees from Iraq and Syria, and the horticulture industry is eyeing the potential for an influx of new
Chris Schlect, President of Northwest Horticultural Council, has been invited to join a select group to greet Chinese President Xi Jinping in Seattle Sep. 22-24,
A new economic report documents the growing impact of Washington State’s wine industry.
The study details the economic and fiscal impacts of wine and wine grapes
The Washington Farm Labor Association is providing a webinar for growers who will be surveyed this month about foreign worker wage and employment practices.
Dr. Jim McFerson assumed the new role of director of Washington State University’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in August, while still working as