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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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9 hours ago
@ArielOnTheRoad @KnuteBerger @Crosscut Could he be a reader of Good Fruit Grower?
17 hours ago
And they say that university presidents are always raising dough....@wsucahnrs @WSU_Cougar_Pres https://t.co/Zi8c8ngXob
18 hours ago
A Seattle writer for @Crosscut writes A tale of two Wenatchee farmers https://t.co/nKnU3K1cHt
1 day ago
Managing apple maggots with insecticides | MSU Extension https://t.co/CnOXVkrOcp
1 day ago
Use a disease management approach when thinking about an SWD management plan | MSU Extension https://t.co/GTxEbsj3L7
1 day ago
"Cherry Express" bound for China, Asian market devouring Washington cherries | KOMO https://t.co/dBGAET2kbo
1 day ago
Could be a 26m or 27m season, say @NWcherrygrowers #cherries #whattaharvest!
1 day ago
Eye-popping cherry numbers from our friends with @NWcherrygrowers Thus far, 19.78m lb boxes shipped. 500,000 boxes A DAY shipped. Whoa.
1 day ago
RT @kprengaman: Checking out a new pre-plant experiment with @WSUTreeFruit. https://t.co/rh77715Q4r
1 day ago
@TreeFruitRob @WSUTreeFruit Good article...and nice photos too! 😍😍
1 day ago
@wsucahnrs @WSU_Cougar_Pres We agree with @WSU_Cougar_Pres on his support for #wsuExtension. Growers get enormous b… https://t.co/esfpupTb3K
1 day ago
@MartaWSU @journalismjobs Thanks for helping us spread the word! It's a great opportunity!
1 day ago
WSU Transitioning to Organic tour set for Aug. 2, 3 | Good Fruit Grower @wsuCSANR @WSUTreeFruit https://t.co/Fq7jGOvgUF
1 day ago
Oregon St U researcher exploring role winter damage, acclimation play in cherry canker infections.@OregonState https://t.co/iDsiR1Nh8r
1 day ago
Exclusive: An innovative water system showed promising yields and fruit quality despite drastic cuts in water use. https://t.co/LJJMzfIqLz
7 days ago
RT @kprengaman: These pears are sticky! Checking out @WSUTreeFruit pear orchards to talk new strategies for psylla control. https://t.co/Pj…
7 days ago
Growers react to @iFruitTree visit to research farm where trees hit with fire blight, scab and other pathogens. https://t.co/I9QbvP5a3r
8 days 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/…
8 days ago
Rod Farrow is one of our favorite people. https://t.co/rU4YIt7rfd
8 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Tissue cultures in the tree architecture DNA lab. #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co/BYqZtpx9Zd
8 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Apple scan trial at MSU. Plant pathologists call this tree a success. "That just means our tests are working." #IFTAsummerto…
8 days ago
https://t.co/0UASmXkv6r picked up Good Fruit Grower’s video on the robotic apple harvester. https://t.co/C7hEQhHLe1
9 days ago
Looks like the IFTA tour may have found a nice beach. https://t.co/xyFokyZXSk
9 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…
9 days ago
In honor of James Naismith... https://t.co/EHlaJvTL7c
9 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Fall has not arrived early. New growth on apricots always starts red. These are Goldcots. #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co/Z…
9 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Liam Nyblad, 4, tries really hard to help his dad Bill demonstrate hedge cutting on Honeycrisp. #IFTAsummertour2017 #labor s…
9 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…
9 days ago
Farm lobby turns up heat on Trump team as NAFTA talks near | The Gazette https://t.co/qxuzdLoMWh
9 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…
9 days ago
Associate Editor Ross Courtney is live tweeting from IFTA. https://t.co/NqnyrQfLFs
10 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Third leaf Early Glo peaches one day away from harvest at Windy Ridge Orchards, borrowing UFO system from cherries. #IFTAsum…
10 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Fruit set no differently in trees netted since pink bloom and those without nets in a Schwallier trial. #IFTAsummertour2017…
10 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…
10 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Struggling to find trees, Patrick Goodfellow restarted his own nursery. Planted in May." #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co/n4…
10 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…
10 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: A farm worker' garden between blocks Hart Fruit Farm. #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co/hAJ7BP4qI9
10 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…
10 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Crews demonstrate stretching color fabric at Tom Rasch & Son Orchards. #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co/oWhFanCmyz
10 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: MSU's Phil Schwallier declares himself "Host Almighty" on bus 1. #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co/BPNHM5hWVf
10 days ago
Associate Editor Ross Courtney is live tweeting from the IFTA tour in Grand Rapids. https://t.co/gfzKKbX7Vo
13 days ago
Of course! It's great to be with everyone there! https://t.co/AkwPLlp46M
13 days ago
RT @kprengaman: The Finger Lakes have gotten more rain in the past hour than Yakima has in a year! #wetreporter #nowonderitissogreen
13 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Perks of the job 🙂 The reserve reisling at @WagnerVineyards and the steeply sloped vineyard. Mmm! https://t.co/OvCTPzSZL4
14 days ago
Scholarships offered for United Fresh Washington Conference | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/77E35MlSom
14 days ago
Bryant Christie Inc. celebrates 25th anniversary, launches BCGlobal | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/ZImNMj9TuB
14 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…
14 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Sneak peak of the new Blue Barn cidery in Hilton, NY. No tasting yet though 🙁 https://t.co/UltTc6rOSc
14 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…
14 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
14 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Next stop - Zingler Orchards. Cornell researchers going to talk about precision chemical thinning. https://t.co/zBAd4we16Y
14 days ago
RT @kprengaman: This young apple orchard has an uncommon leopard moth infection - the European invasive bores through new stems, hidden. Ma…
14 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…
14 days ago
RT @kprengaman: I'm in Western New York this week visiting grape and tree fruit growers and researchers for @goodfruitgrower Stay tuned.
15 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
16 days ago
Yakima grower Mark Zirkle pens nice essay in @rootedyakima on “excitement and trepidation” during cherry harvest. https://t.co/m51KfN2VdH
16 days ago
Southeastern peach growers eye solutions after freeze | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/DdsaWq1fzx
16 days ago
RT @pomological: hollandberry admirable apples, painted by amanda almira newton, 1913 https://t.co/IU8dxDPp54
16 days ago
RT @applesnpearsAU: South African pome fruit export estimate drops amid ongoing drought https://t.co/VARipAcNsM @FruitPortal
16 days ago
RT @bctreefruits: Please consider donating to @redcrosscanada at this time when many British Columbians are affected by the #bcwildfires. h…
16 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…
16 days ago
Bernardita Sallato joins WSU Extension | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/RbudzjEvcP
16 days ago
WSU wine researchers win distilled spirit honors | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/bCIZncY1Tx
19 days ago
Terrific job opportunity for a bilingual #journalist. #journalismjobs #spanish #reporter #yakima https://t.co/JLEW6enKaJ
19 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
21 days ago
Plus they all have great hats. https://t.co/i0WRLAsxBD
21 days ago
IFTA seeks new management and staffing proposals | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/kwAnfSWGjN
34 days ago
Oregon State to fill 2 vacant hort positions | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/uxhYAJkviK
34 days ago
Should the new Cosmic Crisp have a “utility” grade? | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/1k5LaqBCkJ
34 days ago
Cornell professor wants you to name his new grape | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/qqIGcOtFw6
37 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…
37 days ago
RT @bctreefruits: The time has finally come. It's 🍒 harvest time in #Osoyoos! #BCTFCherries #OkanaganGrown #SummerisHere https://t.co/K1kMT…
37 days ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: The multitude of small apples on the ground under this Jonagored tree are spontaneously aborted in the "June drop" htt…
37 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/…
37 days ago
Check out preparations for this new Cosmic Crisp block. goodfruitgrower's photo https://t.co/SaPhK3d1aO

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 »

Get the Good Fruit Grower app

Cosmic Crisp insights: Hort Show Preview

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

9 hours ago
@ArielOnTheRoad @KnuteBerger @Crosscut Could he be a reader of Good Fruit Grower?
17 hours ago
And they say that university presidents are always raising dough....@wsucahnrs @WSU_Cougar_Pres https://t.co/Zi8c8ngXob
18 hours ago
A Seattle writer for @Crosscut writes A tale of two Wenatchee farmers https://t.co/nKnU3K1cHt
1 day ago
Managing apple maggots with insecticides | MSU Extension https://t.co/CnOXVkrOcp
1 day ago
Use a disease management approach when thinking about an SWD management plan | MSU Extension https://t.co/GTxEbsj3L7
1 day ago
"Cherry Express" bound for China, Asian market devouring Washington cherries | KOMO https://t.co/dBGAET2kbo
1 day ago
Could be a 26m or 27m season, say @NWcherrygrowers #cherries #whattaharvest!
1 day ago
Eye-popping cherry numbers from our friends with @NWcherrygrowers Thus far, 19.78m lb boxes shipped. 500,000 boxes A DAY shipped. Whoa.
1 day ago
RT @kprengaman: Checking out a new pre-plant experiment with @WSUTreeFruit. https://t.co/rh77715Q4r
1 day ago
@TreeFruitRob @WSUTreeFruit Good article...and nice photos too! 😍😍
1 day ago
@wsucahnrs @WSU_Cougar_Pres We agree with @WSU_Cougar_Pres on his support for #wsuExtension. Growers get enormous b… https://t.co/esfpupTb3K
1 day ago
@MartaWSU @journalismjobs Thanks for helping us spread the word! It's a great opportunity!
1 day ago
WSU Transitioning to Organic tour set for Aug. 2, 3 | Good Fruit Grower @wsuCSANR @WSUTreeFruit https://t.co/Fq7jGOvgUF
1 day ago
Oregon St U researcher exploring role winter damage, acclimation play in cherry canker infections.@OregonState https://t.co/iDsiR1Nh8r
1 day ago
Exclusive: An innovative water system showed promising yields and fruit quality despite drastic cuts in water use. https://t.co/LJJMzfIqLz
7 days ago
RT @kprengaman: These pears are sticky! Checking out @WSUTreeFruit pear orchards to talk new strategies for psylla control. https://t.co/Pj…
7 days ago
Growers react to @iFruitTree visit to research farm where trees hit with fire blight, scab and other pathogens. https://t.co/I9QbvP5a3r
8 days 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/…
8 days ago
Rod Farrow is one of our favorite people. https://t.co/rU4YIt7rfd
8 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Tissue cultures in the tree architecture DNA lab. #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co/BYqZtpx9Zd
8 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Apple scan trial at MSU. Plant pathologists call this tree a success. "That just means our tests are working." #IFTAsummerto…
8 days ago
https://t.co/0UASmXkv6r picked up Good Fruit Grower’s video on the robotic apple harvester. https://t.co/C7hEQhHLe1
9 days ago
Looks like the IFTA tour may have found a nice beach. https://t.co/xyFokyZXSk
9 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…
9 days ago
In honor of James Naismith... https://t.co/EHlaJvTL7c
9 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Fall has not arrived early. New growth on apricots always starts red. These are Goldcots. #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co/Z…
9 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Liam Nyblad, 4, tries really hard to help his dad Bill demonstrate hedge cutting on Honeycrisp. #IFTAsummertour2017 #labor s…
9 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…
9 days ago
Farm lobby turns up heat on Trump team as NAFTA talks near | The Gazette https://t.co/qxuzdLoMWh
9 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…
9 days ago
Associate Editor Ross Courtney is live tweeting from IFTA. https://t.co/NqnyrQfLFs
10 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Third leaf Early Glo peaches one day away from harvest at Windy Ridge Orchards, borrowing UFO system from cherries. #IFTAsum…
10 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Fruit set no differently in trees netted since pink bloom and those without nets in a Schwallier trial. #IFTAsummertour2017…
10 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…
10 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Struggling to find trees, Patrick Goodfellow restarted his own nursery. Planted in May." #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co/n4…
10 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…
10 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: A farm worker' garden between blocks Hart Fruit Farm. #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co/hAJ7BP4qI9
10 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…
10 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Crews demonstrate stretching color fabric at Tom Rasch & Son Orchards. #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co/oWhFanCmyz
10 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: MSU's Phil Schwallier declares himself "Host Almighty" on bus 1. #IFTAsummertour2017 https://t.co/BPNHM5hWVf
10 days ago
Associate Editor Ross Courtney is live tweeting from the IFTA tour in Grand Rapids. https://t.co/gfzKKbX7Vo
13 days ago
Of course! It's great to be with everyone there! https://t.co/AkwPLlp46M
13 days ago
RT @kprengaman: The Finger Lakes have gotten more rain in the past hour than Yakima has in a year! #wetreporter #nowonderitissogreen
13 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Perks of the job 🙂 The reserve reisling at @WagnerVineyards and the steeply sloped vineyard. Mmm! https://t.co/OvCTPzSZL4
14 days ago
Scholarships offered for United Fresh Washington Conference | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/77E35MlSom
14 days ago
Bryant Christie Inc. celebrates 25th anniversary, launches BCGlobal | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/ZImNMj9TuB
14 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…
14 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Sneak peak of the new Blue Barn cidery in Hilton, NY. No tasting yet though 🙁 https://t.co/UltTc6rOSc
14 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…
14 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
14 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Next stop - Zingler Orchards. Cornell researchers going to talk about precision chemical thinning. https://t.co/zBAd4we16Y
14 days ago
RT @kprengaman: This young apple orchard has an uncommon leopard moth infection - the European invasive bores through new stems, hidden. Ma…
14 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…
14 days ago
RT @kprengaman: I'm in Western New York this week visiting grape and tree fruit growers and researchers for @goodfruitgrower Stay tuned.
15 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
16 days ago
Yakima grower Mark Zirkle pens nice essay in @rootedyakima on “excitement and trepidation” during cherry harvest. https://t.co/m51KfN2VdH
16 days ago
Southeastern peach growers eye solutions after freeze | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/DdsaWq1fzx
16 days ago
RT @pomological: hollandberry admirable apples, painted by amanda almira newton, 1913 https://t.co/IU8dxDPp54
16 days ago
RT @applesnpearsAU: South African pome fruit export estimate drops amid ongoing drought https://t.co/VARipAcNsM @FruitPortal
16 days ago
RT @bctreefruits: Please consider donating to @redcrosscanada at this time when many British Columbians are affected by the #bcwildfires. h…
16 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…
16 days ago
Bernardita Sallato joins WSU Extension | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/RbudzjEvcP
16 days ago
WSU wine researchers win distilled spirit honors | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/bCIZncY1Tx
19 days ago
Terrific job opportunity for a bilingual #journalist. #journalismjobs #spanish #reporter #yakima https://t.co/JLEW6enKaJ
19 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
21 days ago
Plus they all have great hats. https://t.co/i0WRLAsxBD
21 days ago
IFTA seeks new management and staffing proposals | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/kwAnfSWGjN
34 days ago
Oregon State to fill 2 vacant hort positions | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/uxhYAJkviK
34 days ago
Should the new Cosmic Crisp have a “utility” grade? | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/1k5LaqBCkJ
34 days ago
Cornell professor wants you to name his new grape | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/qqIGcOtFw6
37 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…
37 days ago
RT @bctreefruits: The time has finally come. It's 🍒 harvest time in #Osoyoos! #BCTFCherries #OkanaganGrown #SummerisHere https://t.co/K1kMT…
37 days ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: The multitude of small apples on the ground under this Jonagored tree are spontaneously aborted in the "June drop" htt…
37 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/…
37 days ago
Check out preparations for this new Cosmic Crisp block. goodfruitgrower's photo https://t.co/SaPhK3d1aO

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