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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

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Western Growers commits $1 million to food safety research

March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

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Western Growers has committed $1 million to the Center for Produce Safety’s Campaign for Produce

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2016 Sparkling Wine Symposium

March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

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Experts from Oregon, California and Champagne, France, will lead a one-day symposium for members of

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OSU names new director of Food Innovation Center

March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

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Oregon State University has named David Stone, a public health toxicologist and communications expert, as

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Apple scab spores showing up in eastern U.S. orchards

March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

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The first apple scab spores of the season have been detected in both Pennsylvania and

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WSTFA schedules recall ready workshops for late March

March 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association is sponsoring one-day United Fresh Recall Ready workshops in

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California council schedules June MRL workshop

March 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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The California Specialty Crops Council will hold its 2016 MRL Harmonization Workshop June 1-2 in

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Washington growers can dispose of unwanted pesticides in May events

March 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture has schedule two events for growers to dispose of

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Pears qualify for Heart-Check certification

March 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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The American Heart Association has certified Green and Red Anjou pears from USA Pears as

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Women in Agriculture Conference on March 19

March 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

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On March 19, the 2016 Women in Agriculture Conference will offer women in Washington, Idaho,

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Late fruit grower’s children publish book about father

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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The children of Max E. Benitz Sr. have published a book about their late father,

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Fresh Fruit Cuts appoints new director

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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Fresh Fruit Cuts, processors of stone fruit, pears and grapes under the Woot Froot label,

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Northwest canning pear inventories remain high as pressure mounts from imports

February 26th, 2016|0 Comments

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In Jay Grandy’s last meeting as the manager of the Washington-Oregon Canning Pear Association, he

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Wine Foundation scholarships deadline is March 15

February 24th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington Wine Industry Foundation is offering over $30,000 in scholarships for undergraduate and post-graduate students studying

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Apply for WAEF scholarships by March 1

February 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

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The deadline for new applicants to submit scholarship applications to the Washington Apple Education Foundation

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Griggs appointed to Apple Commission

February 18th, 2016|0 Comments

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John Griggs, a grower from Orondo, Washington, will serve on the Washington Apple Commission until

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Seneca Foods buys Diana Fruit Co.

February 17th, 2016|0 Comments

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Seneca Foods Corporation said today that it has purchased Diana Fruit Co.  Seneca said the

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Michigan tart cherry growers switching to high-density plantings

February 12th, 2016|0 Comments

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The cherries in that slice of pie most likely came from an orchard in Michigan,

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Washington grape growers honor industry members

February 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington wine industry honored several long-time industry members for their pioneering involvement and advancement

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Consumers will not tire of new varieties, Washington grower tells IFTA conference

February 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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Fruit growers need look no further than the beverage aisle at their local convenience store

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U.S. wine export market ripe for growth

February 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Wine grape growers' state of industry panels highlight positive market trends.

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IFTA growers feel the big chill in Grand Rapids

February 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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The word of the day Tuesday, Day 4 of the IFTA conference in Grand Rapids,

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WSU’s WA 2 apple will be re-launched and marketed as Sunrise Magic.

February 9th, 2016|0 Comments

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Washington State University’s WA 2 apple will be marketed as Sunrise Magic, the university announced

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IFTA honors industry leaders

February 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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The International Fruit Tree Association presented its 2016 award winners tonight (Monday) at the annual

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MSU researcher to growers: fire blight is just “bad, bad, bad”

February 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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A Michigan State University researcher gave a bleak view of fire blight as one of

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Video: Pear Bureau Northwest new website focuses on pear sales

February 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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Pear Bureau Northwest has launched a redesigned trade website focused on the business of pears

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Rootstock project wins USDA award

February 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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The multidisciplinary, multistate NC-140 Regional Research Project Improving Sustainability in Fruit Tree Production through Changes

Growers visit plots of cherries and apples during IFTA conference

February 7th, 2016|0 Comments

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GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — Tours, wine tasting and receptions all were on tap today (Sunday) on

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IFTA conference opens in Grand Rapids, celebrates “moneymaker” apple varieties

February 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — Tree fruit growers from all over the world have converged on

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Washington Association offers Spanish language training workshops

February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association is hosting a series of educational training workshops in

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Young tree pruning demonstrations scheduled

February 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission will hold two young tree pruning demonstrations on Friday,

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We’re hiring: Audience Development Manager

February 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

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Good Fruit Grower, a magazine based in Yakima, Washington, that covers the tree fruit and

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Lawyer asks: can the EEOC be an ally of fruit industry?

January 29th, 2016|0 Comments

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As a prominent Washington grower agrees to pay a fine, its lawyer asks why can’t

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Washington State growers donate $750,000 for food safety research

January 28th, 2016|0 Comments

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Washington State tree fruit growers have pledged $750,000 over five years in support of a

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Gamache Vineyard sold to Allan Brothers

January 27th, 2016|0 Comments

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Naches, Washington-based Allan Brothers Incorporated announced the purchase of Gamache Vineyard near Basin City, Washington,

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Okanagan seeks USDA approval for non browning GMO “Arctic Fuji”

January 20th, 2016|0 Comments

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Canadian grower Okanagan Specialty Fruit is seeking USDA approval for a third non-browning apple, which

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Cherry industry crowns 72nd Cherry King

January 15th, 2016|3 Comments

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Longtime grower Dennis Jones was crowned the 72nd Cherry King during the Cherry Institute meeting

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Mexico to impose duties on U.S. apples

January 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Mexican government is imposing provisional duties on most U.S. apple exports, beginning Jan. 7,

WSTFA renews officers

December 30th, 2015|0 Comments

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association’s slate of officers will remain the same in 2016.

Treasurer

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New vice president for Oregon Cherry Growers

December 30th, 2015|0 Comments

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Oregon Cherry Growers has named Chantal Wright as its new vice president of sales and