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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.

Follow us @goodfruitgrower

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.

RT @kprengaman: These pears are sticky! Checking out @WSUTreeFruit pear orchards to talk new strategies for psylla control. https://t.co/Pj…

- 13 hours ago

RT @kprengaman: Checking out a new pre-plant experiment with @WSUTreeFruit. https://t.co/rh77715Q4r

- 13 hours ago

Growers react to @iFruitTree visit to research farm where trees hit with fire blight, scab and other pathogens. https://t.co/I9QbvP5a3r

- 1 day ago

RT @wsucahnrs: Getting every drop to the crop is key for #pear, #cherry growers. Thank you to hosts of #WSU spray workshops 🍐🍒https://t.co/…

- 1 day ago

Rod Farrow is one of our favorite people. https://t.co/rU4YIt7rfd

- 1 day ago

RT @SwassRoss: Tissue cultures in the tree architecture DNA lab. #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co/BYqZtpx9Zd

- 1 day ago

RT @SwassRoss: Apple scan trial at MSU. Plant pathologists call this tree a success. "That just means our tests are working." #IFTAsummerto…

- 1 day ago

https://t.co/0UASmXkv6r picked up Good Fruit Grower’s video on the robotic apple harvester. https://t.co/C7hEQhHLe1

- 2 days ago

Looks like the IFTA tour may have found a nice beach. https://t.co/xyFokyZXSk

- 2 days ago

RT @wsucahnrs: Don't miss #WSU's Ag Technology Day, July 31 @WSU_IAREC in Prosser. Learn more & register: https://t.co/7q2PTZ8ydK #DriveTo2…

- 3 days ago

In honor of James Naismith... https://t.co/EHlaJvTL7c

- 3 days ago

RT @SwassRoss: Fall has not arrived early. New growth on apricots always starts red. These are Goldcots. #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co/Z…

- 3 days ago

RT @SwassRoss: Liam Nyblad, 4, tries really hard to help his dad Bill demonstrate hedge cutting on Honeycrisp. #IFTAsummertour2017 #labor s…

- 3 days ago

RT @SwassRoss: Starting Day 2 with 7-wire cherry V- trellis trials at Riveridge Land Co in Grant. #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co/Bdna2c8h…

- 3 days ago

Farm lobby turns up heat on Trump team as NAFTA talks near | The Gazette https://t.co/qxuzdLoMWh

- 3 days ago

RT @SwassRoss: Riveridge left apples on bottom of this 4yo Honeycrisp orchard to curb vigor, stripped top to push height to top wire. #IFTA…

- 3 days ago

Associate Editor Ross Courtney is live tweeting from IFTA. https://t.co/NqnyrQfLFs

- 3 days ago

RT @SwassRoss: Third leaf Early Glo peaches one day away from harvest at Windy Ridge Orchards, borrowing UFO system from cherries. #IFTAsum…

- 3 days ago

RT @SwassRoss: Fruit set no differently in trees netted since pink bloom and those without nets in a Schwallier trial. #IFTAsummertour2017…

- 3 days ago

RT @SwassRoss: Remnants of wood fires dot alleys at Schwallier's Country Basket after a harsh May 8 frost. #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co…

- 3 days ago

RT @SwassRoss: Struggling to find trees, Patrick Goodfellow restarted his own nursery. Planted in May." #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co/n4…

- 3 days ago

RT @SwassRoss: Chris Kropf: Grow leaders as fast as possible to top of 10-foot post before and cropping. #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co/w…

- 4 days ago

RT @SwassRoss: A farm worker' garden between blocks Hart Fruit Farm. #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co/hAJ7BP4qI9

- 4 days ago

RT @SwassRoss: Tom Rasch discusses root pruning in a block of Honeycrisp on a 33 year old Red stumps. #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co/z3jE…

- 4 days ago

RT @SwassRoss: Crews demonstrate stretching color fabric at Tom Rasch & Son Orchards. #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co/oWhFanCmyz

- 4 days ago

RT @SwassRoss: MSU's Phil Schwallier declares himself "Host Almighty" on bus 1. #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co/BPNHM5hWVf

- 4 days ago

Associate Editor Ross Courtney is live tweeting from the IFTA tour in Grand Rapids. https://t.co/gfzKKbX7Vo

- 4 days ago

Of course! It's great to be with everyone there! https://t.co/AkwPLlp46M

- 6 days ago

RT @kprengaman: The Finger Lakes have gotten more rain in the past hour than Yakima has in a year! #wetreporter #nowonderitissogreen

- 6 days ago

RT @kprengaman: Perks of the job 🙂 The reserve reisling at @WagnerVineyards and the steeply sloped vineyard. Mmm! https://t.co/OvCTPzSZL4

- 6 days ago

Scholarships offered for United Fresh Washington Conference | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/77E35MlSom

- 7 days ago

Bryant Christie Inc. celebrates 25th anniversary, launches BCGlobal | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/ZImNMj9TuB

- 7 days ago

RT @kprengaman: Cornell's Greg Peck says the hard cider boom should offer growers new options for low-input orchards. Still seeking best va…

- 7 days ago

RT @kprengaman: Sneak peak of the new Blue Barn cidery in Hilton, NY. No tasting yet though 🙁 https://t.co/UltTc6rOSc

- 7 days ago

RT @kprengaman: It is humid along Lake Ontario today but that doesn't stop the Bittners from growing organic apples. But most go to process…

- 7 days ago

Associate Editor Kate Prengaman in New York live tweeting from the #Cornell Tree Fruit Tour. Follow her tweets. If… https://t.co/FPxyijXgOQ

- 7 days ago

RT @kprengaman: Next stop - Zingler Orchards. Cornell researchers going to talk about precision chemical thinning. https://t.co/zBAd4we16Y

- 7 days ago

RT @kprengaman: This young apple orchard has an uncommon leopard moth infection - the European invasive bores through new stems, hidden. Ma…

- 7 days ago

RT @kprengaman: Morning comes early here in New York but I'm on the Cornell Tree Fruit Tour along Lake Ontario. First up - pests! https://t…

- 7 days ago

RT @kprengaman: I'm in Western New York this week visiting grape and tree fruit growers and researchers for @goodfruitgrower Stay tuned.

- 7 days ago

We got a peek today at some awesome cherries headed to Asia shipped by Washington Fruit & Produce Co. in #Yakima. https://t.co/uKcpFRkKrk

- 9 days ago

Yakima grower Mark Zirkle pens nice essay in @rootedyakima on “excitement and trepidation” during cherry harvest. https://t.co/m51KfN2VdH

- 9 days ago

Southeastern peach growers eye solutions after freeze | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/DdsaWq1fzx

- 9 days ago

RT @pomological: hollandberry admirable apples, painted by amanda almira newton, 1913 https://t.co/IU8dxDPp54

- 9 days ago

RT @applesnpearsAU: South African pome fruit export estimate drops amid ongoing drought https://t.co/VARipAcNsM @FruitPortal

- 9 days ago

RT @bctreefruits: Please consider donating to @redcrosscanada at this time when many British Columbians are affected by the #bcwildfires. h…

- 9 days ago

RT @Phytelligence: Our CEO, Ken Hunt, had a chance to chat with The Seattle Times about our recent funding and our MultiPHY technology. htt…

- 9 days ago

Bernardita Sallato joins WSU Extension | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/RbudzjEvcP

- 10 days ago

WSU wine researchers win distilled spirit honors | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/bCIZncY1Tx

- 10 days ago

Terrific job opportunity for a bilingual #journalist. #journalismjobs #spanish #reporter #yakima https://t.co/JLEW6enKaJ

- 12 days ago

Good Fruit Grower is expanding its Spanish content. Read the essay by our managing editor. https://t.co/ibPACYtWwb" target="_blank">https://t.co/ibPACYtWwb https://t.co/ibPACYtWwb" target="_blank">https://t.co/ibPACYtWwb

- 12 days ago

Plus they all have great hats. https://t.co/i0WRLAsxBD

- 14 days ago

IFTA seeks new management and staffing proposals | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/kwAnfSWGjN

- 14 days ago

Oregon State to fill 2 vacant hort positions | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/uxhYAJkviK

- 27 days ago

Should the new Cosmic Crisp have a “utility” grade? | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/1k5LaqBCkJ

- 27 days ago

Cornell professor wants you to name his new grape | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/qqIGcOtFw6

- 27 days ago

RT @wsucahnrs: Growing better pears: Scenes from last week's Int'l #Pear Congress, attended by @WSUTreeFruit. Pics by Betsy Beers https://t…

- 30 days ago

RT @bctreefruits: The time has finally come. It's 🍒 harvest time in #Osoyoos! #BCTFCherries #OkanaganGrown #SummerisHere https://t.co/K1kMT…

- 30 days ago

RT @IrishAppleGroup: The multitude of small apples on the ground under this Jonagored tree are spontaneously aborted in the "June drop" htt…

- 30 days ago

RT @jmcextman: Bad rusty spot (mildew) on susceptible peach variety; FRAC 3, 11 fungicides provide control but a bit late now https://t.co/…

- 30 days ago

Check out preparations for this new Cosmic Crisp block. goodfruitgrower's photo https://t.co/SaPhK3d1aO

- 31 days ago

Amazon purchase of Whole Foods a sign of big disruption in food retailing | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/XGtZvnHEi3

- 33 days ago

Northwest cherry harvest begins | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/gUCnXXOe5q

- 33 days ago

RT @findtj: Gonsalves - Installing the drop ceiling and LED lights help with energy savings and food safety protections. #interpera2017 ht…

- 34 days ago

RT @SwassRoss: Bus tours have begun at Interpera. https://t.co/SB3ldwaCCS

- 34 days ago

Amazon expands its presence in the food industry. https://t.co/LIvjXKno9W

- 34 days ago

RT @manelsimon: #interpera2017 @Afrucat @AREFLH @USApears Only 3 pears represent the 98% commercial production! https://t.co/3ueB2qznOe

- 34 days ago

RT @findtj: Ronald Gonsalves, Blue Bird Pres. - The pace of technology will be a real challenge for everyone in this industry to keep up. #…

- 34 days ago

RT @SageFruit: The Rainier has a unique appearance for a sweet cherry variety;it's yellow w/ a red blush. It's also named for the highest…

- 34 days ago

RT @sdininny: Daphne van Doorn of WAPA: World's primary pear exporters haven't changed in last decade. For imports, more fragmentation. #In…

- 34 days ago

EU reports smaller apple crop. https://t.co/UrqGRaqZ3M

- 34 days ago

RT @sdininny: Amit Dhingra, WSU: work with ripening compound shows promise to improve quality of pears for consumers. Research to continue…

- 34 days ago

RT @drtreefruit: Kodak moment in the field: fire blight infections with ooze! Millions of bacteria in each droplet=watch out! 🍎🔥 https://t.…

- 34 days ago

RT @drtreefruit: Sweet cherry season is here, so beware of brown rot attacking your fruit! Disease Update on its way...🍒 https://t.co/uUcn…

- 34 days ago

Isn't it always about the schwag? https://t.co/MNdyciZbmT

- 34 days ago