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  • Catherine Kiyokawa from Parkdale, Oregon

Catherine Kiyokawa, a Young Grower from Parkdale, Oregon

January 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Catherine is a fourth-generation farmer. Her grandfather, Mamoru Kiyokawa, started growing tree fruit on the farm. Catherine works closely with her father, Randy, and older brother Cameron.

  • BMSB in Walla Walla vineyards

Stinkbug continues its spread

December 7th, 2015|1 Comment

Northwest growers should be on the lookout for brown marmorated stinkbug

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Fruitful fortitude: 2015 Grower of the Year

December 1st, 2015|1 Comment

After taking over the farm at 25, Brenton Roy grew a solid reputation one crop at a time.

  • Chelan complex fire aftermath

After the Washington fires

November 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Packers work with insurers to recover from two wildfires that struck central Washington.

New York wine varietal debuts

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Goose Watch Winery became the first in the nation to offer the new wine varietal Aromella, and it did so just a year after Cornell initially released the grape in 2013.

The story, however, starts several

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Cornell’s grape choices

Historic breeding program takes the long road when it comes to new grapes.

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Learning about new grape clones

National Grape Registry website contains useful information about wine grape clones.

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Protect vines from the cold

Burying a spare cane provides insurance against very hard winters.

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Johnson: A look back at our covers for 2015

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With Pacific Northwest orchards now well settled into their winter nap, their branches bare as the days grow colder and shorter, we’ve already started production work for the year to come here at Good Fruit Grower

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Day 3, Washington hort show, afternoon summary

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Notes from the Food Safety sessions, concluding the WSTFA hort show.

Industry experts are still wading through the regulations imposed under the Food Safety Modernization act, but they all say growers, handlers and packers should stay

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Day 3, Washington hort show, morning summary

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Notes from Building Strategies & Orchard Systems for a Sustainable Future.
Dr. Clark Seavert, Oregon Sate University, gave an interesting talk on managing an orchard to achieve profitability. He’s observed three key factors to successful orchard:

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Did you miss a hort show session? Watch our video summaries

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Tree fruit leaders honored at 2015 WSTFA banquet

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The following individuals were honored at the 111th Annual Meeting of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association:
– Silver Apple Award:
Del Feigal, president of orchard management for Auvil Fruit Company

Feigal began managing orchards in high school,

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Day 2 Washington hort show, afternoon summary

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The afternoon session “Leverage Technology to Increase Your Bottom-line” was a techie’s dream, as speakers addressed data security, weather statistics, geocaching and adjusting payroll systems mid-year for rest break pay changes.

Michael Liddicoat, a customer advocate

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Day 2 Washington hort show, morning summary

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Notes from Organic Tree Fruit section:

Dr. David Granaststein, WSU: Organic is a fast growing category for apple and pear growers and for retailers. Retail sales grew 11.2 percent in 2014.

Organic apple acreage grew by 165

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How to grow WA 38

The tip-bearing variety has pendant limbs.

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