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Live from Good Fruit Grower magazine

We will be covering the 112th Washington State Tree Fruit Association Annual Meeting and Northwest Hort Expo on December 5-7, 2016, at the Wenatchee Convention Center.

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The Wenatchee Convention Center will be open to attendees Monday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Tuesday: 8 a.m.–10 p.m., Wednesday: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

For more information about the sessions, download or view the 2016 program guide here.

Read our profile of Oregon grower Bob Bailey named 2017 Cherry King https://t.co/aO2klzZlNw

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RT @kprengaman: Could an edible coating help reduce post harvest cherry splitting? Or humidity controlled package? Stay tuned!! #CherryInst…

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RT @kprengaman: Cherry breeding focused on beating existing cultivars: self-fertilizing, have large size, and early and late season. #Cherr…

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RT @kprengaman: Want to explore the crop budget models in detail? Cherries and much more! Check out https://t.co/pp0SqflURn #CherryInstitu…

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Where do you see eye to eye with consumers? - https://t.co/0M14sSk9fu

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RT @findtj: Karina Gallardo - How does the investment in cherries compare to other crops? Cherries are very profitable. @goodfruitgrower ht…

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RT @kprengaman: When will your orchard investment pay off? Depends if u want to account for depreciation & cost of not investing elsewhere…

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RT @kprengaman: Gallardo: Labor costs increase as orchard reaches full productions. But costs vary by variety #CherryInstitute

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RT @kprengaman: Gallardo: It's hard to estimate costs of production bc there is no "average orchard." #CherryInstitute

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RT @kprengaman: Gallardo: US cherry production has increased 40% since 2005, mainly driven by increase in WA #CherryInstitute

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RT @kprengaman: Global production is growing, thanks to Turkey and U.S. - says WSU economist Karina Gallardo #CherryInstitute

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RT @kprengaman: Whiting says growers in Tasmania having success with whole tree renewal pruning, netting, and rain covers #CherryInstitute

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RT @kprengaman: Whiting says Turkey has such large cherries trees they wouldn't fit in this room. But growers also modernizing. #CherryInst…

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RT @kprengaman: Whiting says that two distinct camps are apparent globally on the question of orchard mngmt intensity and mechanization. #C…

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RT @kprengaman: Getting ready to think globally with a talk from WSU's Matt Whiting on #cherry trends around the world #CherryInstitute

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RT @sdininny: Bob Bailey of Orchard View Farms in The Dalles, OR is 2017 Cherry King #CherryInstitute https://t.co/ywqme8erGp

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RT @WSUTreeFruit: Cancelled! Cherry Pruning demonstration scheduled for today Jan 19 has been cancelled due to bad weather

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RT @kprengaman: Need a break from #InaugurationDay news? I'll be tweeting from the Cherry Institute in Yakima this afternoon for the @goodf…

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RT @sdininny: Mark de Kleine on trellises: Balance above-ground forces (wind, canopy, wire span, superstructure) with below-ground (soil) #…

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RT @findtj: Keith Hu - 21.5 million visits to "Fresh fruit platform" Chinese digital campaign by NW cherries, selling nearly 50K 2kg boxes…

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RT @sdininny: Keith Hu, NW Cherries: 33.1% NW crop exported in 2016. Record direct shipments to mainland China, strong growth in SE Asia. #…

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RT @findtj: BJ Thurlby - The NW cherry industry has grown an average of 6.3 percent since the turn of the century. @goodfruitgrower https:/…

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RT @sdininny: Thurlby: Sweethearts surpassed Bings for 1st time in 2016. #CherryInstitute

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RT @sdininny: BJ Thurlby of Nothwest Cherries: NW finished with 20.97m 20# boxes in 2016. June surpassed July as big production month. #Che…

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Editor Shannon Dininny and others from GFG will live tweet today from Cherry Institute. https://t.co/1iUnU30DQl

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And we are live today at the 74th annual Cherry Institute in Yakima. Follow our tweets from the presentations. https://t.co/35BaL6hqP7

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We will live tweet today from the Cherry Institute in Yakima.

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Coming to the Cherry Institute tomorrow? See you in #Yakima. https://t.co/jCo2GdV84Z

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RT @SwassRoss: Apples are 10 percent skin. #ESPE

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Washington grower and packer Gary W. Hansen dies at 73 | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/7tzEAfL84O

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RT @SwassRoss: Gender profile of cider drinkers is about 50-50. That’s rare in alcohol market. #ESPE

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RT @SwassRoss: New York poised to become cider version of Napa Valley, says New York nurseryman who sells cider varieties. #ESPE

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RT @SwassRoss: New York nurseryman: WA may have more apples, but New York has lead the thing that matters most to cider. Flavor. #itson #E…

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RT @SwassRoss: Cornell cider specialist says tannins affect mostly the bitterness and astringency of cider. #ESPE

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RT @SwassRoss: Trellis researcher: Human playing tug of war will naturally lean at 60 degree angle. That's also the strongest end post angl…

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RT @SwassRoss: Farm consultant says put a quarter of your trellis post in the ground to avoid leaning. #ESPE

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RT @SwassRoss: There were no wind machines in Ontario apple orchards in 2009. There are now about 250, said wind machine company owner. #ES…

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RT @SwassRoss: If neighbors complain about wind machines, tell them it's no different than putting out a fire. You're trying to save your t…

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RT @SwassRoss: Use Cornell's evapotranspiration model to help irrigate. https://t.co/19he0AP3q5 and click on crop management heading. #ESPE

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RT @SwassRoss: Cornell horticulturist: Takes equivalent of 150 bottles of water to grow one apple. #ESPE

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RT @SwassRoss: Average bloom dates getting earlier over the past five years. #ESPE

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RT @SwassRoss: Cold injury to fruit trees is on the rise in the East, said Ontario, Canada, researcher due to several reasons. #ESPE

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RT @SwassRoss: @JosieCourtney_ Just don't ask us to bail you out.

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RT @SwassRoss: Matt Wells of Cornell says pickers take longer to learn to work as a team than they do to learn operation of the machinery.…

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RT @SwassRoss: Matt Wells of Cornell believes pickers prefer platforms once they get used to them, but admits there was some reluctance at…

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RT @SwassRoss: Platform trials in NY resulted in 13-17 percent increase in efficiency. #ESPE

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RT @SwassRoss: About 55 percent of NY fruit growers use bin trailers with team pickers. #ESPE

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RT @SwassRoss: Cornell fruit extension specialist: Labor in NY orchards is average of 48 percent of total cash expenses. #ESPE

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RT @SwassRoss: It's probably easier to make car to drive itself through NYC than a drone to fly itself through a vineyard between rows. #ES…

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RT @SwassRoss: Cornell technology researcher: Aerial photos of crop disease started in 1927 #ESPE

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Trump's choice for ag secretary is Georgia Gov Perdue. https://t.co/JhrfC465a9

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RT @SwassRoss: Interesting map of adverse wage rates throughout the country. https://t.co/2aWxZHWx4V

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Empire State Producers Expo: Wednesday wrap up by Ross Courtney | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/YTZWzbcr6i

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RT @SwassRoss: An overhead view of the Empire State Producers Expo in the Oncenter in Syracuse, New York. #GSPE https://t.co/3tZu80tXEY

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RT @SwassRoss: A New York nursery has one of the prettiest displays at the Empire State expo. #ESPE https://t.co/rGUSlV721O

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RT @SwassRoss: The most popular session at the Empire State Producers Expo. #ESPE https://t.co/6rrsrM9Nr8

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RT @SwassRoss: New York labor laws require employers to keep many employee related documents on file for at least six years. #ESPE

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RT @AgProfessional: Not your father’s world of nitrogen management @PlantNutrition https://t.co/1KzyGglwZF https://t.co/Pa2AtBurxv

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RT @SwassRoss: First time applying for H2A workers? Get an agent, recommends NYS Ag Labor Program rep. #ESPE

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Our Associate Editor Ross Courtney continues to live tweet from the show in New York. https://t.co/BedhOpdxoy

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RT @SwassRoss: NY Ag Labor Program rep: "We come to you."

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RT @SwassRoss: Latino grower suggests paying workers for their time in English classes so they don't stress about missing work. #ESPE

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RT @SwassRoss: Growers discuss need for more Spanish classes in session about labor at Empire State Producers Expo. #ESPE

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RT @SwassRoss: Cornell Farmworker Project looking for more vegetable and fruit growers to participate. So far it's heavy toward dairies. #E…

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RT @SwassRoss: Both farmers and farmworkers told Cornell interviewers hated meetings. #ESPE

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RT @SwassRoss: Cornell Farmworker Project noticing wage compression in wake of minimum wage hike. #EPSE

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RT @SwassRoss: Cornell Farmworker Project: Confusion about minimum wage increase highest concern in farmworker interviews. #ESPE

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RT @cotebonneville: More snow! It's good to have a tractor to avoid shoveling 🙂 #YakimaValley https://t.co/dH2O3mL8tN

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RT @SwassRoss: Three methods to diagnose nutrient deficiencies are visual, soil and leaf analyses, says Cornell's Leiliang Cheng. #EPSE

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RT @SwassRoss: Many of the presentations at the Empire State Producers expo come with proceedings papers at https://t.co/rImfkRk1is. #EPSE

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RT @SwassRoss: Leiliang Cheng: Bitter pit is not just a calcium issue. Look for levels of phosphorus and differences in rootstocks, too. #E…

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RT @SwassRoss: Cornell's Lailiang Cheng: To diagnose nutrient deficiencies, first determine if symptomatic leaves are old or new to help na…

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RT @SwassRoss: Empire State Producers conference session manager calls SAD a "very depressing" topic. Crowd chuckles.

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RT @SwassRoss: David Rosenberger: Drought stress may be contributor of Sudden Apple Decline. Don't plant high density without irrigation.

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RT @SwassRoss: Researchers in New York unsure about causes of Sudden Apple Decline.

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RT @SwassRoss: SAD is not a Tweet from President-Elect Trump, says retired Cornell plant pathologist. It means Sudden Apple Decline.

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We're tweeting again today from the Empire State show. https://t.co/3z4pQzCGly

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Empire State Producers Expo: Day 2 wrapup | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/3AQTPJct4g

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RT @SwassRoss: Apple growers draft their real food safety plans with professional help at GAP session at Empire State Producers Expo in Syr…

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