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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

2 hours ago
Our intrepid reporting team in New Zealand is experiencing a highly eventful visit. #IFTA18 https://t.co/vE6qZbJXHD
8 hours ago
RT @sdininny: Treat to hear 16-yr-old Ella from Tipperary play in a coffee shop while waiting out #CycloneGita #iftanz @theapplefarmer http…
8 hours ago
RT @sdininny: Scholarship recipients at #iftanz https://t.co/xvkAv21lqH
8 hours ago
Despite wind, snow...or cyclones, our GFG team in New Zealand delivers the news. #CycloneGita https://t.co/TYjUsw6uec
8 hours ago
RT @findtj: Enjoying the start of #CycloneGita in the South Island. #iftaNZ groups charges on. https://t.co/fkRyIn7OVD
8 hours ago
RT @sdininny: From Vailima Orchards outside Nelson, NZ: picking in #cycloneGita #iftanz https://t.co/y5A86NrGJn
16 hours 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…
16 hours ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: A netpro hail net will be fitted. Large holes over the tractor rows and narrow holes over the tree rows. #iftanz
16 hours 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…
16 hours ago
RT @_LIFEofRY: New Zealand Apple Tree hail protection #iftanz https://t.co/MtGnthodtV
1 day ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: Evan from Golden Fruit explains that kiwi fruits need to be picked really carefully in dry conditions. Gold kiwifruit…
1 day ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: Aaron and Cherie from Fairfield Orchard used to grow tobacco, but now apples. This Jazz plantation has red hail nettin…
1 day ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: Golden Bay fruit gets fruit from Burdhurst farms here in the Nelson area of New Zealand. #iftanz. Expecting cyclone #g…
1 day 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…
1 day ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: Aaron is now talking about metamitron for thinning apples after using ATS to knock out late flowers at bloom. #iftanz…
1 day ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: Golden Bay fruits say the importers in destination countries for their fruit don't add much value, so they deal direct…
1 day ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: Craig Hornblow from AgFirst in New Zealand says that Round-up is not good for fruit trees. #iftaNZ. Looking at alterna…
3 days ago
RT @findtj: Ontario farmer, Arthur Moyer, introduces himself on the 2018 #iftaNZ Study Tour — a tradition started by longtime IFTA officer…
3 days ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: It is possible to see the horizontal training to the wires here. #iftaNZ https://t.co/YgkZ3saSF3
3 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…
3 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…
3 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…
3 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…
3 days ago
RT @findtj: Hey it’s me and Red! https://t.co/BbKGcAgK8k
3 days ago
RT @sdininny: Martin: nets have been installed for hail. Cost roughly $40-50k NZ per hectare. #iftaNZ https://t.co/brYnVObMg2
3 days ago
RT @sdininny: Red Martin leads a tour through a Honeycrisp block at M A Orchards #iftaNZ https://t.co/0b3uiRwujR
3 days ago
RT @sdininny: First stop #iftaNZ, M A Orchards in Timaru. Hearing about Honeycrisp grom Andy McGrath.
3 days ago
RT @findtj: McGrath - Currently NZ produces about 20 million bushels of apples with about 16 of that being exported. Small growers average…
3 days ago
RT @findtj: McGrath - Excellent soils, water supply, climate, port access and global warming pressures have made the Timaru area a perfect…
3 days ago
RT @findtj: McGrath - NZ farmers are relatively not diversified. Apple growers are apple growers. Apricot growers are apricot growers. #ift…
3 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…
3 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
3 days ago
Yes, you can build a steel trellis system without digging. Here’s proof. https://t.co/bRYTAK2y2P
3 days ago
Good Fruit Grower eFlash: Brothers in wine, the no-dig trellis, WSU makes tree fruit hires - https://t.co/SQ6rEG4riH
3 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…
4 days ago
WSU hires McCord and Northfield for two tree fruit positions | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/AufhEKaIoT
4 days ago
We have a reporting team in New Zealand covering the #IFTA tour. Our editors will be using #iftaNZ. https://t.co/XH6Ab19X8Y
5 days ago
WSU hires new food safety specialist | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/bRwmRZFJvL
6 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…
6 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…
6 days ago
RT @AgWeatherNet: A cold Tuesday morning is expected across Washington. Widespread lows in the teens are likely east of the Cascades, with…
6 days ago
@findtj Trust the (WiFi) Force, Luke.
6 days ago
@Robot_Insect A deep thought in that splat.
10 days ago
Good Fruit Grower eFlash:  Hunting for nematodes, tips for tying vines and other wine grape news - https://t.co/BKA9EW3Xc9
11 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
11 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…
11 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Trying to find my business #journo hat because todayI'm covering sessions on vineyard operations, tax reform, labor cost mn…
11 days ago
Michigan wine grape growers: New flash dente system for enhancement for red grapes | #michiganwines #michigangrapes https://t.co/ezutk2XyZd
11 days ago
On the hunt for nematodes. New research on how these little critters cause big problems. | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/BIJXjmbR2o
11 days ago
Washington Winegrowers honor longtime industry leaders | Good Fruit Grower #WAwinegrowers https://t.co/eumShYyqLo
12 days ago
@findtj @WSU_Cougar_Pres That photo was taken by a Coug, Mr. President. Go Cougs!
12 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Starting my afternoon at #WAwinegrowers with a tour of new vineyard equipment (via demo videos) 🙂 #FarmToys
12 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Wine market now has powerful brands, selling "American" blends at higher price points, that compete with "authentic" wines…
12 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…
12 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…
12 days ago
RT @WSU_Vit_Ext: Check out the poster session today at #WAwinegrowers .... lots of great industry-supported research amd extension! @Wa_Sta…
12 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…
12 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…
12 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Hey @FDArecalls I eat raw beets and asparagus way more often then I eat raw wine grapes (never). Seems common sense to give…
12 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Next up, @WSU_Cougar_Pres thanks the industry for its support of @WSUWineScience and other ag research efforts and promises…
12 days ago
RT @findtj: John Aguirre, executive director of Winegrape Growers of America, seen from the extra seats brought in for the way, way back at…
12 days ago
RT @kprengaman: John Aguirre, of Winegrape Growers of America, talks about the dysfunction in D.C. and what it means for wine industry advo…
12 days ago
RT @findtj: Glenn Proctor — Luxury wine sales in the US are decelerating - and will grow awn a slower pace. Three distributors control 61 p…
12 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Smoky weather for weeks last summer raised concerns about tainted wine. Tom Collins, of @WSUWineScience, is here to set us…
12 days ago
RT @kprengaman: The challenge with smoke taint is the commonly used indicators of smoke exposure don't cause the tainted flavor. It's compl…
12 days ago
RT @findtj: Second day of 2018 #WAwinegrowers have people standing outside of the morning session covering topics related to the state of t…
13 days ago
Good video by our friends in Michigan. https://t.co/5Z1lIvlXDT
13 days ago
@MichiganWines You are welcome! Congrats on your successes!
13 days ago
RT @kprengaman: A close look at the wine at the table might tip you off to the winners of this year's #WAwinegrowers awards 😉 https://t.co…
13 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Switching now from science to regulation. Tom Huffman from @WSDAgov is talking fumigant regs and it's complicated! #WAwineg…
13 days ago
RT @findtj: Michelle Moyer gets growers and winemakers involved in a nematode hunt exercise at #WAwinegrowers meeting following the nematod…
13 days ago
RT @findtj: A sneak peak at today's Washington Winegrowers awards luncheon this afternoon in Kennewick. #Wawinegrowers Good Fruit Grower #3…
13 days ago
RT @kprengaman: World Premiere of theNorthern Root Knot Nematode management model, from Katherine East and @WSU_Vit_Ext Model shows that la…
13 days ago
RT @findtj: Everyone getting “the dirt on nematodes” opening #WAwinegrowers convention today. Remember to follow @kprengaman and @goodfruit…
13 days ago
RT @findtj: Here’s a fun story about the hours of hands on work to find and count a very little critter crawling around in your soil. https…
13 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Who is Gertrude and why does nematode research in the PNW depend on her? #WAwinegrowers Find out - https://t.co/7CYqqcIzGE
13 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Whoops! I'll try to remember to use #WAwinegrowers for tweets from the show this week.

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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