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2017 WASHINGTON STATE HORT SHOW
We will be covering the 113th Washington State Tree Fruit Association Annual Meeting and Northwest Hort Expo
December 4-6, 2017, at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Washington.

Labor, pests and disease: Hort show, Day 3 wrap

Tree fruit industry bestows honors at Washington awards banquet

19 hours ago
Read Editor Shannon Dininny’s exclusive report from #IFTANZ study tour in New Zealand. With TJ Mullinax photos. (Th… https://t.co/lWplqWmAJG
1 day ago
RT @findtj: Less than 10 hours after #CycloneGita, our tour hit the orchard road in Nelson. We then took the afternoon off at Abel Tasman N…
1 day ago
RT @ayer_katrin: This 2D planting is still standing tall after cyclone Gita #iftaNZ https://t.co/yBpu0oLsys
1 day ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: The aftermath of cyclone #Gita is not pretty for these orchards down at sea level in New Zealand. A lot of rain plus s…
1 day ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: Part of a line of grapes knocked by #gita last night in the Nelson area, where there was quite a bit of damage caused.…
1 day ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: And this is an unpicked section of the same block in Hoddy's orchard. Thanks to Andrew for showing us around. #IFTANZ…
1 day ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: Up to 250 hours per ha manual thinning. #IFTANZ
1 day ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: Thinning: ATS at blossom to take out one-year flowers and metamitron (up to 300g/ha (70%a.i.). 30g/100l water and 550l…
1 day ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: Summer pruning may be done a bit. No root pruning. Regalis really early. If soils are dry (they are very free draining…
1 day ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: The Regalis is applied to the lower part of the tree if vigour needs it. #IFTANZ https://t.co/HyeBIrsStE
1 day ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: New pickers and pruners who are less experienced really prefer the simplicity of 2-D plantings. #IFTANZ https://t.co/T…
2 days ago
RT @sdininny: Andrew Kininmonth of Hoddy’s Fruit Co. in Nelson, NZ shooting for 90 tonnes per hectare in this Galaxy Royal Gala block in 2D…
2 days ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: You need windows in your architecture for dappled light to penetrate through. #IFTANZ https://t.co/7OdZZKen2L
2 days ago
Weather watch in NZ, where Cyclone Gita is getting attention. https://t.co/vE6qZbJXHD
2 days ago
RT @WSU_Research: Great story in @goodfruitgrower about the #partnerships between WA state Ag, @wsucahnrs and #Extension. #researchers are…
2 days ago
Field trials underway to study biological alternatives to fumigation. https://t.co/qPWvhrw7e6
2 days ago
Good to Know: Signs of brittle graft unions | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/pkXyfMm5DX
2 days ago
Taking the fight to fire blight | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/rX2KAimMOd
2 days ago
Growers need to be vigilant in scouting orchards for little cherry disease and removing infected trees. Here’s how. https://t.co/YFDl5AWinq
3 days ago
Our intrepid reporting team in New Zealand is experiencing a highly eventful visit. #IFTA18 https://t.co/vE6qZbJXHD
3 days ago
RT @sdininny: Treat to hear 16-yr-old Ella from Tipperary play in a coffee shop while waiting out #CycloneGita #iftanz @theapplefarmer http…
3 days ago
RT @sdininny: Scholarship recipients at #iftanz https://t.co/xvkAv21lqH
3 days ago
Despite wind, snow...or cyclones, our GFG team in New Zealand delivers the news. #CycloneGita https://t.co/TYjUsw6uec
3 days ago
RT @findtj: Enjoying the start of #CycloneGita in the South Island. #iftaNZ groups charges on. https://t.co/fkRyIn7OVD
3 days ago
RT @sdininny: From Vailima Orchards outside Nelson, NZ: picking in #cycloneGita #iftanz https://t.co/y5A86NrGJn
3 days ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: Simon Easton tells us about the Koru variety, which he expects to give 120 tonnes per ha this year. It's not all fun a…
3 days ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: A netpro hail net will be fitted. Large holes over the tractor rows and narrow holes over the tree rows. #iftanz
3 days ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: Envy fruit won't colour if they are any way shaded at all. 100 tonnes per ha expected and fruit size will be large (20…
3 days ago
RT @_LIFEofRY: New Zealand Apple Tree hail protection #iftanz https://t.co/MtGnthodtV
4 days ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: Evan from Golden Fruit explains that kiwi fruits need to be picked really carefully in dry conditions. Gold kiwifruit…
4 days ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: Aaron and Cherie from Fairfield Orchard used to grow tobacco, but now apples. This Jazz plantation has red hail nettin…
4 days ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: Golden Bay fruit gets fruit from Burdhurst farms here in the Nelson area of New Zealand. #iftanz. Expecting cyclone #g…
4 days ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: Aaron says that pruning cuts are painted with a 3% NAA paste in dormant season to prevent too much re-growth. #iftanz…
4 days ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: Aaron is now talking about metamitron for thinning apples after using ATS to knock out late flowers at bloom. #iftanz…
4 days ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: Golden Bay fruits say the importers in destination countries for their fruit don't add much value, so they deal direct…
4 days ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: Craig Hornblow from AgFirst in New Zealand says that Round-up is not good for fruit trees. #iftaNZ. Looking at alterna…
6 days ago
RT @findtj: Ontario farmer, Arthur Moyer, introduces himself on the 2018 #iftaNZ Study Tour — a tradition started by longtime IFTA officer…
6 days ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: It is possible to see the horizontal training to the wires here. #iftaNZ https://t.co/YgkZ3saSF3
6 days ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: This Honeycrisp is on a 7 wire 3.5m tall axe system. About 35,000 linear metres vertical cropping surface per ha. The…
6 days ago
RT @sdininny: Red Martin of M A Orchards: aim for 30k linear m/hectare of fruiting wood in this Honeycrisp block #iftaNZ https://t.co/TRw5A…
6 days ago
RT @findtj: Click the link below to step into one of the only Honeycrisp growing regions in New Zealand near Timaru on the South Island tod…
6 days ago
RT @sdininny: Honeycrisp on V at M A Orchards. Aim for 30k linear m/hectare of fruiting wood, roughly 40k ft/acre. #iftaNZ https://t.co/UOI…
6 days ago
RT @findtj: Hey it’s me and Red! https://t.co/BbKGcAgK8k
6 days ago
RT @sdininny: Martin: nets have been installed for hail. Cost roughly $40-50k NZ per hectare. #iftaNZ https://t.co/brYnVObMg2
6 days ago
RT @sdininny: Red Martin leads a tour through a Honeycrisp block at M A Orchards #iftaNZ https://t.co/0b3uiRwujR
6 days ago
RT @sdininny: First stop #iftaNZ, M A Orchards in Timaru. Hearing about Honeycrisp grom Andy McGrath.
6 days ago
RT @findtj: McGrath - Currently NZ produces about 20 million bushels of apples with about 16 of that being exported. Small growers average…
6 days ago
RT @findtj: McGrath - Excellent soils, water supply, climate, port access and global warming pressures have made the Timaru area a perfect…
6 days ago
RT @findtj: McGrath - NZ farmers are relatively not diversified. Apple growers are apple growers. Apricot growers are apricot growers. #ift…
6 days ago
RT @findtj: Andy McGrath - We chose a region near Timaru for how well the climate will suit Honeycrisp. Also that area should have shipping…
6 days ago
RT @findtj: Off we go. First full day of #iftaNZ sets off for the Timatu area on the South Island. https://t.co/OUnD6seZav
6 days ago
Yes, you can build a steel trellis system without digging. Here’s proof. https://t.co/bRYTAK2y2P
6 days ago
Good Fruit Grower eFlash: Brothers in wine, the no-dig trellis, WSU makes tree fruit hires - https://t.co/SQ6rEG4riH
7 days ago
RT @findtj: Tonight the 2018 #IFTANZ Study Tour kicked off with a welcome address and dinner on the stage of the Isaac Theatre Royal in Chr…
7 days ago
WSU hires McCord and Northfield for two tree fruit positions | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/AufhEKaIoT
7 days ago
We have a reporting team in New Zealand covering the #IFTA tour. Our editors will be using #iftaNZ. https://t.co/XH6Ab19X8Y
8 days ago
WSU hires new food safety specialist | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/bRwmRZFJvL
9 days ago
RT @wsuCSANR: ATTN Fruit industry folks: don't miss the upcoming #WSU Post Harvest Fruit School March 20-22 in Wenatchee, Prosser, and Lynd…
9 days ago
RT @PICOL_mgr: WSDA has scheduled 3 open houses in February to answer questions about proposed European gypsy moth treatments in Pierce & K…
9 days ago
RT @AgWeatherNet: A cold Tuesday morning is expected across Washington. Widespread lows in the teens are likely east of the Cascades, with…
9 days ago
@findtj Trust the (WiFi) Force, Luke.
9 days ago
@Robot_Insect A deep thought in that splat.
13 days ago
Good Fruit Grower eFlash:  Hunting for nematodes, tips for tying vines and other wine grape news - https://t.co/BKA9EW3Xc9
14 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Glad to have the pros from Moss Adams here to explain the implications and uncertainty of tax reform to us #WAwinegrowers
14 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Paying competitively is key, but how do you find that sweet spot? Survey data is helpful, but you need to look at labor com…
14 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Trying to find my business #journo hat because todayI'm covering sessions on vineyard operations, tax reform, labor cost mn…
14 days ago
Michigan wine grape growers: New flash dente system for enhancement for red grapes | #michiganwines #michigangrapes https://t.co/ezutk2XyZd
14 days ago
On the hunt for nematodes. New research on how these little critters cause big problems. | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/BIJXjmbR2o
14 days ago
Washington Winegrowers honor longtime industry leaders | Good Fruit Grower #WAwinegrowers https://t.co/eumShYyqLo
15 days ago
@findtj @WSU_Cougar_Pres That photo was taken by a Coug, Mr. President. Go Cougs!
15 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Starting my afternoon at #WAwinegrowers with a tour of new vineyard equipment (via demo videos) 🙂 #FarmToys
15 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Wine market now has powerful brands, selling "American" blends at higher price points, that compete with "authentic" wines…
15 days ago
RT @Sagemoor: Did you make it to the Honors Lunch at #WaWinegrowers? We were humbled and lucky to present Rick Small and his family at @Woo…
15 days ago
RT @WSU_IAREC: Congratulations Katherine East and Margaret McCoy, and to your advisor Dr. Michelle Moyer! It’s a huge day for @WSU_IAREC an…
15 days ago
RT @WSU_Vit_Ext: Check out the poster session today at #WAwinegrowers .... lots of great industry-supported research amd extension! @Wa_Sta…
15 days ago
RT @kprengaman: What's up with premiumization in the US market? @MikeVeseth says that U.S. consumers aren't willing to pay more for wines t…
15 days ago
RT @findtj: @WSU_Cougar_Pres — We are working toward being a world class research university w/the best faculty to bring a comprehensive re…

Overhiser, Isaacs and others honored at Great Lakes Expo

Wilbur-Ellis: 2017 Hort Show coverage sponsor

Gonzales: Spanish sessions exceed expectations at Washington annual meeting

Watch the 2017 Hort Show video summaries

GLExpo Day 3 wrap: using plant growth regulators for flowering, fruit set, and other aspects of physiology

 

Strong market for Michigan sweet cherries: GLExpo Day 2 wrap

Organics: Hort show Day 2, afternoon wrap

Playing to win: Day 2 Hort show, morning wrap

Anticipation and Flexibility: Day 1, Hort Show morning wrap

Varieties and Cosmic Crisp: Day 1, Hort Show afternoon wrap

GLExpo Day 1 wrap: pests, pollinators and soil microbes

An Oregon trailblazer: 2017 Grower of the year

Curiosity, sharing and innovation drive Mike Omeg, a fifth-generation cherry grower. Read More »

A grower with industry influence: 2017 Grower of the year

Grower of the Year Mike Omeg has an impressive list of industry contributions and accomplishments. Read More »

Omeginsanity — ‘I was a little bit shocked’: 2017 Grower of the year

Avoiding the pitfalls: Expo 2017 Preview

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