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2016 WASHINGTON STATE HORT SHOW
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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1 day ago
Grape prices, fungicide resistance likely heading up | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/jn5fdcZRiK
4 days ago
Read our #WAgrapesociety wrap by @kprengaman -- "Grape prices, fungicide resistance likely heading up" with award… https://t.co/UeihU48xZY
4 days ago
RT @kprengaman: New research hints that using plant hormones could make field bindweed more susceptible to glyphosate herbicides. @LynnSosn…
4 days ago
RT @findtj: When checking for #mealybug, Doug Walsh says don’t over trap your sites. #WAgrapesociety https://t.co/r14os8794l
4 days ago
RT @kprengaman: More good news: searches for insects closely related to the leafhopper vector for Red Blotch disease in CA finds one WA rel…
4 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Clean plants are not created equal. Different states have different rules, Harper says. And keeping plants clean is up to t…
4 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Viruses. Once you've got them, you can't spray your way out. Replacing infected vines is expensive. That's why starting wit…
4 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Good spray practices protect you against mildew building up and having greater chance to develop resistance, @WSU_Vit_Ext s…
4 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Here's the bad news: 95% of WA vineyards sampled this year show resistance to Frac 11 fungicides. https://t.co/BtNJp3qa0I
4 days ago
RT @kprengaman: But also, mildew is changing. It's developing resistance to your control products, says Michelle Moyer, @WSU_Vit_Ext #WAgra…
4 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Why was 2017 such a bad year for mildew? @WSU_Vit_Ext says it was perfect wet weather for mildew, vines grew big and fast a…
4 days ago
RT @kprengaman: YVC's Trent Ball says he's got good news: that global shortages means juice grape prices should come up next year. #WAgrape…
5 days ago
Wine gaining ground in Michigan | Good Fruit Grower #WaWine #MichiganWine #Michigan #wine https://t.co/3KARgSudA0
5 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: "Fair is not always equal" when dividing up a family farm during generational transition, said accountant Todd King. #GrapeS…
5 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Update: House passed its tax reform bill just a few minutes ago, 227 to 205. Senate scheduled for later this month.
5 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Deadline for comment on sick leave rules is Nov. 21 this year. #GrapeSocietyMeeting
5 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: WA L&I has sample sick leave policies online: https://t.co/fQiUcFuI1c #GrapeSocietyMeeting
5 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Sick leave mandate begins Jan. 1, 2018. One hour for every hour worked for ALL employees, including fulltime, parttime and s…
5 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: L&I "engagement" specialist discussing new paid sick leave laws: “Please don’t throw any sour grapes at me.” #GrapeSocietyMe…
5 days ago
One of our favorite people! https://t.co/80mVwx1uG2
5 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: CPA Brian Newhouse on proposed tax reform: It may not happen. “This could be a complete waste of your time. Sorry about that…
5 days ago
Associate Editor Ross Courtney is live tweeting from the Grape Society meeting in Washington State. He likes the fo… https://t.co/HivcO4YI50
5 days ago
Associate Editor Ross Courtney is live tweeting from the Grape Society meeting in Washington State. https://t.co/0vIUu1UfoO
8 days ago
Report: Washington Wine Could Cost More After State Puts Squeeze On Winery Wastewater | https://t.co/IWes33TcmB
8 days ago
Video: How hedge clippers use can help bud growth - https://t.co/knXVeGBK4g
8 days ago
N.Y. grape growers vote ‘no’ to research assessment | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/c4mJZ2lzWD
10 days ago
RT @wsucahnrs: Thank you to all of our veterans on this #VeteransDay, especially the many #WSU students & alumni who have served our countr…
12 days ago
Veterans see future in WSU wine program-Good Fruit Grower @Wa_State_Wine @wsucahnrs @WSUWineScience @WSU_Cougar_Pres https://t.co/Znd5vjmyAA
12 days ago
Number of apples in storage up 8 percent from 2016 | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/GHdoDdaCIq
12 days ago
@US_Apples industry survey: 2017 fresh apple holdings 143.3m bushels, 6% more than 2016. Total in storage: 194.4m b… https://t.co/q67M5OL9X8
13 days ago
RT @NatureNews: Genetically modified "Arctic apple" doesn't go brown or bruise, could it herald a new wave of lab-grown foods? https://t.co…
13 days ago
Meet James Bukovinsky, a young grower from Pasco, Washington - YouTube https://t.co/dvvPneaVWE
13 days ago
Our friends at Rooted Valley do a nice job on the beauty and culture of apple growing. Worth a read. @rootedyakima https://t.co/YS4sKbk5m8
14 days ago
Wine industry involvement can help research come alive | Good Fruit Grower #WaWine https://t.co/Rmm6cWut9O
18 days ago
Washington State Tree Fruit Association announced schedule of training and education sessions. https://t.co/Tzehnaa1Kp
19 days ago
Seattle publication asks, Why Are Farming Counties in Eastern Washington Shutting Down Pot Farms? - The Stranger https://t.co/678483N6lH
19 days ago
@BrelsfordWSUVC The Cougs are experimenting with 3D tweets...
19 days ago
Reuters asks its readers, could your next salad be grown by a robot? https://t.co/2dReqAvFeA
20 days ago
Yakima-area man taken to local hospital after rolling tractor | Local | https://t.co/0HIyEwE8uj https://t.co/jZ03QUiFyX
22 days ago
The Pearsons making good wine in Badlands of Washington. Learn how they dealt w/ rocks. #wawine #Yakimawine… https://t.co/gKQYdTFbG8
22 days ago
RT @TreeFruitRob: New kit for my project on Anjou pear ripening. This instrument is amazing & made in Washington. 🍐🤓🍐 https://t.co/3ibqX6H…
24 days ago
Report: Apple commission overpaid contractor. https://t.co/TFeZVbfv99
25 days ago
World wine production just hit a 56-year low. That’s not even the worst part. https://t.co/vTTvB2gwqL https://t.co/Y5tf8C5Wte
25 days ago
Report: major Washington grower settles lawsuit will pay back wages to farmworkers to cover break times https://t.co/ua4HpbkOCr
26 days ago
Organic apple production remains complicated in the Northeastern U.S. | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/bySgKFgqHN
26 days ago
75th Cherry Institute set for Jan. 12 in Yakima | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/DFZS7mc6t2
27 days ago
As organic fruit keeps gaining popularity, do the rules on “organic” make sense for commercial growers? https://t.co/fHJvYG1Fqa
27 days ago
RT @PacificRoseAppl: Freshly picked in Wenatchee, Washington. Basking in the autumn sun. #PacificRose https://t.co/HtVPFZoZj7
28 days ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: First storm #Ophelia knocked all the apples. Then flooding from #brian swept them into one corner of the orchard. Neve…
29 days ago
Napa Valley wineries largely dodge wildfire destruction | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/nPqkQ6tAp6
29 days ago
Napa Valley Winemakers Optimistic as Famed Wine Region Begins to Recover https://t.co/Eg7r6x1UGm
29 days ago
Ferguson joins Pear Bureau | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/JfxPYJ39mn
29 days ago
Underwood Fruit plans to rebuild after fire | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/NfNZTinUJa
35 days ago
Job opportunity: Writer/Editor (Spanish fluency required) | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/u7QzqCy174
35 days ago
Meet the grower who swears off overhead cooling and sun protectants, and he does not attend university field days. https://t.co/TQRxKWCtew
35 days ago
Good Fruit Grower earns grant for Spanish coverage | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/Us6iqFdGXw
36 days ago
How will the wild fires impact Calif wine? We may not know full damage till Spring- LA Times https://t.co/6ZKGlo0wCG
40 days ago
In Napa, wild fires with unusual ferocity still terrorize. Here’s a early report on damage to wine industry there. https://t.co/mEFuOC0nt3
43 days ago
Honeycrisp availability is extending across more months. Is the quality keeping up? https://t.co/xxJMszSd7k
47 days ago
@wsucahnrs How can he bear to wear that? (Sorry, could not resist.)
47 days ago
Video: Use hedge cutters to force canopy back to trunk for light interception and control fruit size and bitter bit. https://t.co/QrjHIgI3HG
47 days ago
What we learned from @iFruitTree outstanding grower education events in Michigan. https://t.co/NPvMpd45Ks
48 days ago
U.S, House bill would revamp H-2A program | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/8OvTiZYRNR
54 days ago
Our friends at the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission are hiring a Special Projects Coordinator. https://t.co/dfBSQugAIH
67 days ago
USApple 2017 forecast: big drop in Midwest, slight drop in West, slight increase in East | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/tYGvuxweks
68 days ago
WA State justices hear arguments on farmworker piece-rate wages | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/J5VZxvHNLY
69 days ago
Customers are willing to pay a premium only on high quality, fresh sliced pears | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/urT13aL1mN
73 days ago
Michigan’s Cherry Growers Inc. enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection https://t.co/phSU7sP0U0
75 days ago
What Washington growers are watching: Piece-rate details back in court | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/6WiGfLhnak
76 days ago
RT @wsucahnrs: Taste of #fall: Families can press #cider, learn about #apples Saturday at Seattle MOHAI https://t.co/D5hZxVGJAJ https://t.c…
76 days ago
Grower helps develop automated reflective color-fabric roller – Video | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/a0dJsOVn3Y
76 days ago
The Endicott Tree: National treasure hedged in by time and development | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/U3diSBM5Ki
77 days ago
@PearBureau Thanks for the tweet!
80 days ago
Roy Farms uses birds to control birds. The Starling and the Falcon https://t.co/VQT46oaedI #rootedvalley via @rootedyakima
81 days ago
X-ray vision to see ice inside grape buds? Yes it’s possible and a #Cornell researcher is studying freeze tolerance. https://t.co/Nf16VGVzOb
81 days ago
https://t.co/hzVxe1OLA4 - Job Listing - Writer/Editor (Spanish fluency required) #journalism #journalismjobs https://t.co/Px6PgsyF4W
83 days ago
Yakima grows 74% of U.S. hops. Forecast: 2017 harvest up 12 percent to 97.6m pounds. https://t.co/LjVQEH0BJm

Watch this year's Hort Show video summaries

WSTFA annual meeting — Wednesday wrapup

Day two of the WSTFA annual meeting, afternoon summary - Video

Day two of the WSTFA annual meeting, morning summary – Videos

Wrapping up day one of the WSTFA annual meeting – Video

Day 1, Washington hort show, morning summary - Video

Sessions engage Spanish speakers: Hort Show Preview

Spanish presentation topics at WSTFA annual meeting range from pesticide handling to economics. Read More »

A succession story: 2016 Growers of the year

Bill and Mark Zirkle credit teamwork for company’s growth and fruitful legacy. Read More »

Diversity wins: 2016 Growers of the year

Blueberries, wine grapes are among Zirkle Fruit’s most recent endeavors. Read More »

Communication is key for Zirkle sales team : 2016 Growers of the year

Staying ahead Read More »

Mega-trends in produce: Hort Show Preview

Wal-Mart executive explains why growers are now serving "purposeful" consumers. Read More »

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Cosmic Crisp insights: Hort Show Preview

Washington beefs up education ahead of plantings of new variety. Read More »

1 day ago
Grape prices, fungicide resistance likely heading up | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/jn5fdcZRiK
4 days ago
Read our #WAgrapesociety wrap by @kprengaman -- "Grape prices, fungicide resistance likely heading up" with award… https://t.co/UeihU48xZY
4 days ago
RT @kprengaman: New research hints that using plant hormones could make field bindweed more susceptible to glyphosate herbicides. @LynnSosn…
4 days ago
RT @findtj: When checking for #mealybug, Doug Walsh says don’t over trap your sites. #WAgrapesociety https://t.co/r14os8794l
4 days ago
RT @kprengaman: More good news: searches for insects closely related to the leafhopper vector for Red Blotch disease in CA finds one WA rel…
4 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Clean plants are not created equal. Different states have different rules, Harper says. And keeping plants clean is up to t…
4 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Viruses. Once you've got them, you can't spray your way out. Replacing infected vines is expensive. That's why starting wit…
4 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Good spray practices protect you against mildew building up and having greater chance to develop resistance, @WSU_Vit_Ext s…
4 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Here's the bad news: 95% of WA vineyards sampled this year show resistance to Frac 11 fungicides. https://t.co/BtNJp3qa0I
4 days ago
RT @kprengaman: But also, mildew is changing. It's developing resistance to your control products, says Michelle Moyer, @WSU_Vit_Ext #WAgra…
4 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Why was 2017 such a bad year for mildew? @WSU_Vit_Ext says it was perfect wet weather for mildew, vines grew big and fast a…
4 days ago
RT @kprengaman: YVC's Trent Ball says he's got good news: that global shortages means juice grape prices should come up next year. #WAgrape…
5 days ago
Wine gaining ground in Michigan | Good Fruit Grower #WaWine #MichiganWine #Michigan #wine https://t.co/3KARgSudA0
5 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: "Fair is not always equal" when dividing up a family farm during generational transition, said accountant Todd King. #GrapeS…
5 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Update: House passed its tax reform bill just a few minutes ago, 227 to 205. Senate scheduled for later this month.
5 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Deadline for comment on sick leave rules is Nov. 21 this year. #GrapeSocietyMeeting
5 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: WA L&I has sample sick leave policies online: https://t.co/fQiUcFuI1c #GrapeSocietyMeeting
5 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Sick leave mandate begins Jan. 1, 2018. One hour for every hour worked for ALL employees, including fulltime, parttime and s…
5 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: L&I "engagement" specialist discussing new paid sick leave laws: “Please don’t throw any sour grapes at me.” #GrapeSocietyMe…
5 days ago
One of our favorite people! https://t.co/80mVwx1uG2
5 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: CPA Brian Newhouse on proposed tax reform: It may not happen. “This could be a complete waste of your time. Sorry about that…
5 days ago
Associate Editor Ross Courtney is live tweeting from the Grape Society meeting in Washington State. He likes the fo… https://t.co/HivcO4YI50
5 days ago
Associate Editor Ross Courtney is live tweeting from the Grape Society meeting in Washington State. https://t.co/0vIUu1UfoO
8 days ago
Report: Washington Wine Could Cost More After State Puts Squeeze On Winery Wastewater | https://t.co/IWes33TcmB
8 days ago
Video: How hedge clippers use can help bud growth - https://t.co/knXVeGBK4g
8 days ago
N.Y. grape growers vote ‘no’ to research assessment | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/c4mJZ2lzWD
10 days ago
RT @wsucahnrs: Thank you to all of our veterans on this #VeteransDay, especially the many #WSU students & alumni who have served our countr…
12 days ago
Veterans see future in WSU wine program-Good Fruit Grower @Wa_State_Wine @wsucahnrs @WSUWineScience @WSU_Cougar_Pres https://t.co/Znd5vjmyAA
12 days ago
Number of apples in storage up 8 percent from 2016 | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/GHdoDdaCIq
12 days ago
@US_Apples industry survey: 2017 fresh apple holdings 143.3m bushels, 6% more than 2016. Total in storage: 194.4m b… https://t.co/q67M5OL9X8
13 days ago
RT @NatureNews: Genetically modified "Arctic apple" doesn't go brown or bruise, could it herald a new wave of lab-grown foods? https://t.co…
13 days ago
Meet James Bukovinsky, a young grower from Pasco, Washington - YouTube https://t.co/dvvPneaVWE
13 days ago
Our friends at Rooted Valley do a nice job on the beauty and culture of apple growing. Worth a read. @rootedyakima https://t.co/YS4sKbk5m8
14 days ago
Wine industry involvement can help research come alive | Good Fruit Grower #WaWine https://t.co/Rmm6cWut9O
18 days ago
Washington State Tree Fruit Association announced schedule of training and education sessions. https://t.co/Tzehnaa1Kp
19 days ago
Seattle publication asks, Why Are Farming Counties in Eastern Washington Shutting Down Pot Farms? - The Stranger https://t.co/678483N6lH
19 days ago
@BrelsfordWSUVC The Cougs are experimenting with 3D tweets...
19 days ago
Reuters asks its readers, could your next salad be grown by a robot? https://t.co/2dReqAvFeA
20 days ago
Yakima-area man taken to local hospital after rolling tractor | Local | https://t.co/0HIyEwE8uj https://t.co/jZ03QUiFyX
22 days ago
The Pearsons making good wine in Badlands of Washington. Learn how they dealt w/ rocks. #wawine #Yakimawine… https://t.co/gKQYdTFbG8
22 days ago
RT @TreeFruitRob: New kit for my project on Anjou pear ripening. This instrument is amazing & made in Washington. 🍐🤓🍐 https://t.co/3ibqX6H…
24 days ago
Report: Apple commission overpaid contractor. https://t.co/TFeZVbfv99
25 days ago
World wine production just hit a 56-year low. That’s not even the worst part. https://t.co/vTTvB2gwqL https://t.co/Y5tf8C5Wte
25 days ago
Report: major Washington grower settles lawsuit will pay back wages to farmworkers to cover break times https://t.co/ua4HpbkOCr
26 days ago
Organic apple production remains complicated in the Northeastern U.S. | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/bySgKFgqHN
26 days ago
75th Cherry Institute set for Jan. 12 in Yakima | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/DFZS7mc6t2
27 days ago
As organic fruit keeps gaining popularity, do the rules on “organic” make sense for commercial growers? https://t.co/fHJvYG1Fqa
27 days ago
RT @PacificRoseAppl: Freshly picked in Wenatchee, Washington. Basking in the autumn sun. #PacificRose https://t.co/HtVPFZoZj7
28 days ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: First storm #Ophelia knocked all the apples. Then flooding from #brian swept them into one corner of the orchard. Neve…
29 days ago
Napa Valley wineries largely dodge wildfire destruction | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/nPqkQ6tAp6
29 days ago
Napa Valley Winemakers Optimistic as Famed Wine Region Begins to Recover https://t.co/Eg7r6x1UGm
29 days ago
Ferguson joins Pear Bureau | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/JfxPYJ39mn
29 days ago
Underwood Fruit plans to rebuild after fire | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/NfNZTinUJa
35 days ago
Job opportunity: Writer/Editor (Spanish fluency required) | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/u7QzqCy174
35 days ago
Meet the grower who swears off overhead cooling and sun protectants, and he does not attend university field days. https://t.co/TQRxKWCtew
35 days ago
Good Fruit Grower earns grant for Spanish coverage | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/Us6iqFdGXw
36 days ago
How will the wild fires impact Calif wine? We may not know full damage till Spring- LA Times https://t.co/6ZKGlo0wCG
40 days ago
In Napa, wild fires with unusual ferocity still terrorize. Here’s a early report on damage to wine industry there. https://t.co/mEFuOC0nt3
43 days ago
Honeycrisp availability is extending across more months. Is the quality keeping up? https://t.co/xxJMszSd7k
47 days ago
@wsucahnrs How can he bear to wear that? (Sorry, could not resist.)
47 days ago
Video: Use hedge cutters to force canopy back to trunk for light interception and control fruit size and bitter bit. https://t.co/QrjHIgI3HG
47 days ago
What we learned from @iFruitTree outstanding grower education events in Michigan. https://t.co/NPvMpd45Ks
48 days ago
U.S, House bill would revamp H-2A program | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/8OvTiZYRNR
54 days ago
Our friends at the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission are hiring a Special Projects Coordinator. https://t.co/dfBSQugAIH
67 days ago
USApple 2017 forecast: big drop in Midwest, slight drop in West, slight increase in East | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/tYGvuxweks
68 days ago
WA State justices hear arguments on farmworker piece-rate wages | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/J5VZxvHNLY
69 days ago
Customers are willing to pay a premium only on high quality, fresh sliced pears | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/urT13aL1mN
73 days ago
Michigan’s Cherry Growers Inc. enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection https://t.co/phSU7sP0U0
75 days ago
What Washington growers are watching: Piece-rate details back in court | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/6WiGfLhnak
76 days ago
RT @wsucahnrs: Taste of #fall: Families can press #cider, learn about #apples Saturday at Seattle MOHAI https://t.co/D5hZxVGJAJ https://t.c…
76 days ago
Grower helps develop automated reflective color-fabric roller – Video | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/a0dJsOVn3Y
76 days ago
The Endicott Tree: National treasure hedged in by time and development | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/U3diSBM5Ki
77 days ago
@PearBureau Thanks for the tweet!
80 days ago
Roy Farms uses birds to control birds. The Starling and the Falcon https://t.co/VQT46oaedI #rootedvalley via @rootedyakima
81 days ago
X-ray vision to see ice inside grape buds? Yes it’s possible and a #Cornell researcher is studying freeze tolerance. https://t.co/Nf16VGVzOb
81 days ago
https://t.co/hzVxe1OLA4 - Job Listing - Writer/Editor (Spanish fluency required) #journalism #journalismjobs https://t.co/Px6PgsyF4W
83 days ago
Yakima grows 74% of U.S. hops. Forecast: 2017 harvest up 12 percent to 97.6m pounds. https://t.co/LjVQEH0BJm

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