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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.

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RT @TreeFruitRob: An example of what we've been working on recently. Click the link & give the #badapples a spin! https://t.co/b62XqlLnHb

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Washington farmers tell Trump: We need more foreign workers | News Watch | https://t.co/0HIyEwE8uj https://t.co/9pYimAiB8k

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RT @WSUWineScience: #wsu Climate Extremes Symposium: Dr. Greg Jones talks about PNW climate variability mechanisms & grape production. http…

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RT @kprengaman: Climate change and warm winters might sound good for vines. But Markus Keller says warmer conditions = less cold hardiness…

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RT @kprengaman: But given today's political chaos, federal funding for#YakimaBasin Integrated Plan seems unlikely. Can the $4 billion plan…

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RT @kprengaman: Sandison says the $4 billion Yakima Basin Integrated Plan will reduce the impacts of climate change on farmers. Make drough…

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RT @kprengaman: Steve Ghan, @PNNLab climatologist, discusses climate change impacts to mtn snowpack that serves as irrigation reservoir. It…

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RT @kprengaman: Jones: El Nino creates warm, dry winters in the PNW and CA gets wet, while La Nina brings cold, wet to the PNW and CA gets…

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RT @kprengaman: Jones: The oceans are energy, temperature sinks. Pacific Ocean temp trends drive PNW weather. Remember the blob? Not this…

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RT @kprengaman: Greg Jones, SOU, says the jet stream is becoming a meandering stream. --> more climate variability, extreme weather, and se…

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RT @kprengaman: I'm learning about climate change and wine grapes at @WSUWineScience seminar today. First takeaway: it's more complicated t…

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RT @kprengaman: @findtj at work for the @goodfruitgrower Mowing pruning wood to boost #soil health https://t.co/lCC60EmQu9

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More interesting research by our friends @OregonStateExt https://t.co/OX5gbqVDKW

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Our staff hard at work. https://t.co/Q8RRN67hjw

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A headline we could not resist: Mulch madness at Oregon soil workshop | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/EsKWg28w4r

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Wasps released to eat stink bug eggs | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/Zf6zpXLTrD

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Leafhopper linked to little cherry disease | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/XOucHvIll6

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eFlash: New research shows old pest might just be beneficial - https://t.co/0S0CPvIirB

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RT @kprengaman: Trump's budget proposal calls for deep cuts to the USDA. I'm wondering what that will mean for Ag research?

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RT @kprengaman: Forge: Fumigation kills natural enemies and lesion nematodes bounce back higher than control or mulched blocks. #soilhealth

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RT @kprengaman: Forge is giving us a rapid tour of soil organisms big & small, good & bad but I'm struggling to keep up. #worms #nematodes…

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RT @kprengaman: Forge: some parasitic nematode effects go unnoticed. In peaches, ring nematodes raise risk for winter injury and cankers #S…

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RT @kprengaman: Tom Forge, Agri-Food Canada, says nematodes play a key role in mineralization of N. It's not just microbes. #SoilHealth

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RT @kprengaman: An alfalfa aisle probably can't provide all the orchard's N needs, but it can be a start, plus mulch benefits Granatstein s…

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RT @kprengaman: Granatstein - mulch boosts predatory nematodes, which eat and control root damaging lesion nematodes. #SoilHealth #biocontr…

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RT @kprengaman: Granatstein: 2 years of wood chips on top --> doubled carbon in the soil thanks to microbes pulling it down for roots to us…

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RT @findtj: David Granatstein: Feed your soil. We want biologically active green matter from tree rows & brown matter from wood chip mulch…

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RT @kprengaman: Growers are asking about weeds. Johnson said mulch keeps down some weeds, but some herbicide sprays likely needed too #mow&…

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RT @kprengaman: Johnson says Mow&Blow of grass adds N, boosts nutrients in a good balance for fruit trees to use #soilhealth

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RT @kprengaman: Gary Johnson, Wilbur Ellis, says mow&blow treatments build better soil and roots so orchards can make better use of fertili…

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RT @findtj: Gary Johnson talks about the benefits of growers using a mow and blow method to improve soil health. @OregonStateExt #SoilHealt…

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RT @cotebonneville: The next generation #winemaker learning about #science https://t.co/5djVI9soA7

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RT @SwassRoss: Organic grower Dain Craver pays workers $75 per acre to pick mildew off growing tips by hand. "You must have a clean orchard…

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RT @SwassRoss: WSU plant pathologist says blue mold has roughly $5 million in economic impact to the fruit industry. #WSU #organic https://…

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RT @SwassRoss: Cultivars that consumers want are susceptible for powdery mildew, fewer chemicals are available and winters are more mild. #…

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RT @SwassRoss: Cornell's Kerik Cox says powdery mildew is on the rise in New York. #WSU #organic

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RT @SwassRoss: Cut out cankers beyond the visible boundaries of infection in case fireblight spread further into healthy-looking tissue. #W…

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RT @SwassRoss: Ken Johnson of OSU says pushing young trees too hard makes them susceptible to fireblight. #WSU #organic

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RT @SwassRoss: Royal City grower recommends VERY dry conditions during bloom to prevent fireblight, even to the point of wilting leaves. #W…

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RT @SwassRoss: Live tweeting again from the Fruit School in Wenatchee. Day 2 of organic fruit growing info. #WSU #organic

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RT @SwassRoss: @SwassRoss The view through the lens of a Deraeocoris brevis on a sample table. https://t.co/uJArGV7Ycu

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RT @FruitPortal: Exports up, returns down for 2016-17 Chilean cherry season https://t.co/2ZPN9lGWga https://t.co/EkPx7MAD1R

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RT @kprengaman: Why would that be a surprise? We grow fruit in sagebrush country! https://t.co/JPGDe3N67t

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RT @SwassRoss: A grower tinkers with a microscope that clips to a smart phone at the Fruit School in Wenatchee. #WSU #organicfood https://t…

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RT @Wa_State_Wine: Sip around the state—from the comfort of your home or favorite restaurant—with tips from @KING5Evening #WaWineMonth http…

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Congrats to our many friends at OSU! https://t.co/wsKMZCpKVF

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RT @SwassRoss: Peter Shearer says 3 forms of biological pest control are classical, conservation and augmentation. #WSU #organicfood

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RT @SwassRoss: David James, entomologist: No. 1 native plant for attracting beneficial insects is sagebrush. That surprised him. #wsu #orga…

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RT @SwassRoss: Deraecoris brevis is sometimes called "Plant Bug." #WSU #organicfood

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RT @SwassRoss: Predatory bug Deraecoris brevis. “I call it our star because it just loves psylla," Dave Horton, USDA-ARS. #WSU #organicfood

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RT @SwassRoss: Price and supply of organic apples are both increasing. “This must be voodoo economics,” said WSU extension prof. #wsu #org…

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RT @SwassRoss: Tree fruit makes up 23 percent of certified organic land but 60 percent of organic farmgate sales. #organicfood #wsu

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RT @SwassRoss: Fruit and vegetables account for 1/3 of organic food sales. #organicfood

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RT @SwassRoss: I'm live tweeting from the Organic Fruit School in Wenatchee., hosted by WSU Tree Fruit Extension. #organicfood #wsu

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Following Associate Editor Ross Courtney today. https://t.co/Df3MJ41k0Q

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RT @kprengaman: The difference between crisp apples and mealy ones starts at a cellular level. https://t.co/wI92JY9sCA

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eFlash: More genetic engineering and FSMA answers - https://t.co/2ABcRg3EqR

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File this as a “Hey, Martha!” Story. Researchers use drone to pollinate flower - https://t.co/05a08QNDKy https://t.co/Rk6tELxt02

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Disease Update: Copper Sprays and Orchard Sanitation to Manage Diseases — — Penn State Extension https://t.co/Rgr82NB6jO

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Mercer Canyons agrees to pay $1.2 million to former workers | Local | https://t.co/0HIyEwE8uj https://t.co/SRshNselSI

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Wine grape research seminar set for April 19 | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/18i9WakW33

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Safe spaces the focus of Ag Safety Awareness week | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/N5lMN4JpAK

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Processed pear handler election set for March 15 in Hood River | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/kEv2Wd951L

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Here’s the right way to design and build a trellis system. https://t.co/9I4nPBD6Xp https://t.co/ae7IL2fldW

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Report: Washington growers should have plenty of water | Local | https://t.co/0HIyEwE8uj https://t.co/z5502Jvong

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eFlash: Genetic engineering and automated harvesting - https://t.co/KXiH47PNOE

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@WSDA Director: Wash Agriculture in good shape, though Trump policies raise concerns. https://t.co/suPlXRxfhZ

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RT @Wa_State_Wine: .@goodfruitgrower on the impact WA State's largest winery can have on the rest of the region. https://t.co/uMJarN9W6h #W…

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