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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.

@Phil_Weiler @wsucahnrs @WSU_Cougar_Pres Thanks for inviting us. We appreciate @WSU_Cougar_Pres openness and commit… https://t.co/CJ9FULIluy

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As a service to growers, we’ve created an archive of videos, summaries and photos from Hort shows in MI and. WA. https://t.co/iHYIcVl453

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RT @findtj: Learn more about using automated water management tools in your orchard with Aylin Moreno. Watch here: https://t.co/mu0nu9VPiC

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RT @findtj: If you're wanting up to date food safety training materials for you or your crews, #WSTFA has new videos available on request.…

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RT @findtj: Interested about fire blight resistant pear cultivars? Gökhan Öztürk talks about his breeding trials in Turkey. Watch here: htt…

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RT @WAEF_ORG: Growing Graduates - Tree Fruit Industry and Heritage's Shared Mission: https://t.co/ZQt1qubvrc

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RT @findtj: More #hortshow! Teah Smith shares a few tips regarding scouting orchards for pests and its importance with organic blocks. Watc…

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RT @findtj: What are six different attributes farms can improve on in their business to be more profitable? Here are a few points from @Ore…

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RT @kprengaman: Want to see where your radial airblast sprayer is spraying? Use flagging tape tied to spray nozzles to see if you are spray…

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RT @kprengaman: Best organic products to BMSB control include Pyrganic + Surround, Venerate, and M-pede, Nielsen said #GLExpo

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RT @kprengaman: Trap crops (something to sacrifice to lure BMSB from $ crops) didn't work well on their own. Nielsen suggests treating the…

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RT @kprengaman: Organic Brown Marmorated Stink Bug control? Rutgers's Anne Nielsen says Good Luck! Just kidding, she recommends using every…

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RT @kprengaman: Third day of the #glexpo and my brain is getting full 😉 Hard to keep up with the PGR program this morning!

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RT @kprengaman: MSU's Told Einhorn discussing an interesting experiment in setting seedless apples via nets that exclude pollinators. #GLEx…

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RT @kprengaman: Don't worry about other flowers "stealing" bees away from your orchard. Bees love orchards best, but flower diversity is im…

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RT @HerrickAFG: At the banquet, Ron Goldy of @MSUAgBio shares a tart cherry video that takes us from pruning to pie: https://t.co/ucw2DreJZL

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RT @wsucahnrs: This week's #CAHNRSCougConnections, a series profiling #CAHNRS Ambassadors, features Megan Russell, a sophomore from Renton.…

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RT @MIbluedoc: #blueberry session at #GLEXPO about 200 growers. Over 4,000 at meetings and trade show https://t.co/8cQ2isHqXH

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RT @kprengaman: MI residents want local sweet cherries, so there's room for the fresh market production to grow, panel says #glexpo https:/…

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RT @kprengaman: When it comes to cherries, SWD seem to prefer/make more larvae in ripening but not fully ripe fruit, MSU's Nikki Rothwell s…

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RT @kprengaman: Italian growers now love bi-axis cherry trees bc they are easy to grow and harvest and they make a 2D fruiting wall that's…

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RT @kprengaman: Italian horticulturist Nicola Dallabetta is testing HD cherry systems that are easier for SWD control. Narrow fruiting wall…

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RT @findtj: What’s an acceptable amount of fruit accessibility for Abundant Robotics’ automated harvester? Consensus on the panel says: abo…

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RT @findtj: Dan Steere leads a panel of growers who have been working with Abundant Robotics’ automated harvester, about trial results, orc…

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RT @SwassRoss: Walters: Keep scouting for years after removing and replacing a tree infected with Little Cherry. #hortshow

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RT @SwassRoss: Hannah Walters of Stemilt: Scout for Little Cherry by walking every acre, mark trees and use a GPS mapping program. #hortshow

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We’ve updated our Washington show coverage, gathered here. Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/8PpfvbC4Hz

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At #wstfa show you can find information sessions everywhere, such as this one for Spanish speakers. #hortshow https://t.co/pHkrkPHtrU

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RT @SwassRoss: Beers: Liquid traps catch more SWD, but also catch a lot of other drosophila, making things hard to measure. Sticky paper tr…

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RT @SwassRoss: Betsy Beers on Spotted Wing Drosophila: “Trapping is essential, even if you hate it.” #hortshow

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RT @SwassRoss: Drew Hubbard of G.S. Long: Use strep for fireblight sparingly. "I like to save that hammer for when things get real bad.” #…

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RT @SwassRoss: Johnson: “Blight removal in young orchards is like voting: Cut early and cut often.” #hortshow

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RT @SwassRoss: Ken Johnson of Oregon State University: Extend fireblight control programs through a week after petal fall. Trees are still…

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RT @sdininny: Jon Wyss of Gebbers Farms on H-2A program: Best thing about program is that you can request the same workers again. Training…

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RT @findtj: What do growers need to consider the next two years regarding #foodsafety changes in regulations and tips for smaller farms? We…

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RT @findtj: H2-A panel - WAFLA says growers need to understand it may cost about $10K per bed to install and set up housing for your labor…

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RT @sdininny: WSU's Karina Gallardo says US apple industry is doing well long term, with ability to invest in capital, new technologies. In…

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RT @SwassRoss: Pheromone disruption of codling moth used in about 90 percent of Washington orchards. #hortshow

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RT @SwassRoss: Consultant Don Thompson called pheromone disruption of codling moth just one tool in an integrated control strategy. #horts…

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RT @findtj: Karina Gallardo, WSU, breaks down typical farm production costs leading off the final day of #hortshow sessions in Kennewick. h…

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RT @findtj: Today's flash news session made for an intense and informative session with attendees watching from outside the doors at today'…

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RT @kprengaman: High hopes for the Controller 8 rootstock that could shrink peach trees and provide precocity, based on NC140 data, Schupp…

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Day 3 of the #WSTFA show is about to begin. Watch for live tweets by our team of journalists. #hortshow

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RT @SwassRoss: Plant hedge row with diversity of plants on border of edges to provide habitat for beneficials and protect from dust. #horts…

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RT @SwassRoss: "If you could learn to raise gopher snakes, you could make a lot of money in organic farming," said Sonnabend. Green lacewin…

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RT @SwassRoss: Zea Sonnabend, a California organic grower, said to disturb soil as little as possible to allow soil microbes to find balanc…

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RT @SwassRoss: Organic consultant Dain Craver said scouting is the most important thing in organics. #hortshow

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RT @SwassRoss: Teah Smith of Zirkle Fruit strongly urges frequent testing for Little Cherry Virus. She doesn't believe the industry is taki…

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RT @connie_fisk: Tom Forge @AAFC_Canada shared great research from BC on orchard replant management. Benefits of compost and bark mulch and…

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RT @kprengaman: "Peach trees are trees and they want to be tall," Schupp says. That's a management challenge. #GLExpo

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RT @kprengaman: Denser is not always better, especially for peaches that don't have dwarfing rootstocks like apples. Medium density, like a…

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RT @kprengaman: Up next, peach systems! V-systems lead to more red blush compared to open centers, said PSU's Jim Schupp. #Glexpo

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RT @kprengaman: Lots of interest from growers in the possibility of using mosquito netting with slow release insecticide and BMSB lures to…

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RT @kprengaman: What's a ghost trap? PA growers are hanging 8' tall insecticide treated nets with BMSB attractant can remove thousands of t…

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RT @kprengaman: Unless you leave your peaches on the tree until "they are practically dripping", you probably won't have SWD infestation, J…

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RT @kprengaman: Good new for peach growers - processing peaches appear to resist SWD well thanks to firmness, Jones says. #GLExpo

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RT @kprengaman: SWD like plums too, says MSU's David Jones. But they wait until plums are soft to infect, a week or two before harvest, so…

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RT @kprengaman: So many great topics at the #GLExpo I'm just one writer but I want to be in 3 places at once! Tart cherries, stone fruit, a…

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RT @kprengaman: In 2017, SWD came on early and strong for MI growers. Larry Gut calls it "horrendous, the worst insect I've dealt with in 4…

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RT @kprengaman: What are the best options for tart cherry growers to control SWD? MSU's Larry Gut says a strong new diamide product, Verdep…

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RT @kprengaman: So many apples to try! #glexpo

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Our associate editor continues her tweets from the Michigan show. #glexpo #hortshow https://t.co/Du2nQsGYAm

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TreeTop: Every apple that is being grown, we can find a home for it in our catalog of products. Even Ugly Fruit. #hortshow. #WSTFA

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TreeTop: People want to buy food made in US. They trust it. #hortshow

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Treetop: NW organic processing fruit market is heavily influenced by foreign completion. Global suppliers have been… https://t.co/I3GTnl2R4b

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Lutz: Now all retailers carry organic apples, helping to accelerate organic sales. #hortshow. #WSTFA

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Lutz: organic consumers are willing to spend more and make larger, more frequent purchases. #hortshow. #WSTFA

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RT @kprengaman: So many apples to try! #glexpo https://t.co/Y9Bu3Y0T2X

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Steve Lutz, CMI orchards, customers view organics as better, healthier and fresher than conventional fruit. That “… https://t.co/omj7SnJLDc

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From organic session: Fuji and Gala still dominate organic acreage in Wa State, at 47%. #wstfa #hortshow

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@wsucahnrs Thanks for the RT!

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RT @kprengaman: Brosi is selling a solution. He works for SafePod, a tool for tracking fruit stress under ultralow oxygen levels like a can…

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RT @kprengaman: As orchards get denser, pruning techniques have to change, get shorter to favor more renewal, says Italian horticulturist N…

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RT @kprengaman: Why should MI growers care about Cosmic Crisp? It stores really well and is going to raise the bar for consumer expectation…

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RT @kprengaman: Unlike a rutabaga, an apple is not meant to be stored, Beaudry said. So we need to reduce as many stresses as possible to h…

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RT @kprengaman: If you see this pest in MI, please report it, Mason said. Similar growing conditions here to where it's invading in PA. htt…

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RT @kprengaman: Measuring stress of fruit in storage is key, said MSU's Randy Beaudry. A MI company is offering new tech to make ultra low…

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RT @kprengaman: Could MI growers replace codling moth sprays with sterile moths from British Columbia's program that nearly eliminated the…

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Correction on Raina Spence job affiliation. She is with GLOBALGAP. not Safe Quality Institute.

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