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Bringing antique apples back to market

January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Michigan grower finds niche with abundance of heritage varieties.

  • Rootstock trial tour in N. Washington.

Growing big with Genevas

January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Third-year Washington trial offers new insight into cropping capabilities.

  • Jill McCluskey, an economist at Washington State University

Going green with reds and whites

January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Will the investment in eco-certification for your vineyard pay off? It depends.

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It’s boom time for organics

January 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Washington’s organic apple growers adding 10,000 new acres in just a few years.

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A cool place for cherry exports

January 9th, 2018|0 Comments

New facility to improve cherry movement through Sea-Tac.

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Washington wine people meet Jan.18-19 to discuss research

January 5th, 2018|0 Comments

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The Washington State Wine Commission will hold its annual Research Review on January 18 and

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Conner Sullivan, a young grower from Pasco, Washington

January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Conner along with his cousin Clint Sullivan started their business after growing

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Three Cornell ag researchers retire

January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

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Three faculty members from Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station have retired. Together,

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Growing by the acres

December 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Results from Washington state questionnaire help paint picture of shifting fruit industry.

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Yes, your spray nozzles need to be replaced on a regular basis.

December 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Nozzle nagging

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Nation’s oldest commercial winery back in operation in Kentucky

December 27th, 2017|0 Comments

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Years of research and a good helping of serendipity led to the exact location of

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Insurance beyond apples

December 27th, 2017|0 Comments

A proposed tree policy could protect the investment in today’s orchards.

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Verification program lets growers show off their stewardship

December 27th, 2017|0 Comments

A good sign for growers

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Learning Cosmic lessons

December 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers offer the latest horticultural, packing tips for new Washington State University apple variety.

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Protecting intellectual property

December 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Managers of new Washington State University-bred apple variety use high-tech software to protect intellectual property rights.

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New idea for controlling crop load

December 20th, 2017|0 Comments

New Zealand researchers studying artificial spur extinction to help with crop load management.

  • Irrigation water testing training

Feds extending FSMA sampling deadlines

December 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Water sampling rules will now start in 2022, rather than 2018.

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OSU research shows best techniques for organic blueberries

December 18th, 2017|0 Comments

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Planting in raised beds, using a weed mat mulch and finding a fertilizer compatible with

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Register for the 75th annual Cherry Institute

December 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The 75th annual Cherry Institute is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 12 at the Yakima Convention Center in central Washington. Also, nominations are wanted for marketing committees

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DeVaney: Expectations from Olympia

December 15th, 2017|0 Comments

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The political landscape may change in unknown ways in the Washington state capital in 2018,

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Watch the 2017 Hort Show video summaries

December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

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  • Mike Omeg, Grower of the Year

An Oregon trailblazer: 2017 Grower of the year

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

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

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A grower with industry influence: 2017 Grower of the year

November 30th, 2017|1 Comment

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

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

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

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Mike Omeg does not know who started the jokes about his massive new trellises, but

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With constant changes, how can growers adapt? Annual Meeting Preview

November 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Wells Fargo ag economist to give broad perspective — ‘upstream, downstream and sideways’ — at Washington annual meeting.

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It’s convention time: Annual Meeting Preview

November 27th, 2017|0 Comments

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Anyone involved in agriculture knows that success is only possible with planning and preparation, combined

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Avoiding the pitfalls: Expo 2017 Preview

November 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Managing relationships is an important key to family farms: Great Lakes Farm Market EXPO

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Gökhan Öztürk’s fruitful journey

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Turkish fruit breeder visits Washington to gain insights into fruit breeding at WSU.

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Big hopes for a big cherry

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Large-growing Tamara showing early promise, but it’ll be a few seasons before the verdict is in.

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Blakey joins Stemilt

November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

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Rob Blakey has left his Washington State University endowed position as the tree fruit extension

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Oregon State looking for cherry growers to develop pest plan

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Oregon State University is looking for sweet cherry growers in the Northwest to help develop a long-term Integrated Pest Management plan.

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Wine gaining ground in Michigan

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

New Michigan wine collaborative aims to shape state’s industry.

  • Visit to Wagner Vineyards in the Finger Lakes

Riesling for those rainy days

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Growers in the Finger Lakes figure out how to grow European grapes in challenging conditions.

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The hunt for great grape genes

November 7th, 2017|0 Comments

New funding enables research to continue to develop DNA markers to breed better grapes.

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N.Y. grape growers vote ‘no’ to research assessment

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Decision marks move toward more regional approach after narrow rejection of assessment.

  • James Bukovinsky, a young grower

James Bukovinsky, a young grower working in Benton City, Washington

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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family background / James grew up in Woodinville, Washington, and earned an environmental science degree

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Wine industry involvement can help research come alive

November 6th, 2017|1 Comment

Insightful input: A Good Point by Melissa Hansen

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Seeing red in the vineyard

October 27th, 2017|1 Comment

Both biotic and abiotic causes can turn grape leaves red. Here’s what you should look for.

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Scouting strategies

October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Your vineyard scouts probably aren’t sampling nearly as randomly as you think they are.

  • Visit to Cornell Orchards.

Organic apple production remains complicated in the Northeastern U.S.

October 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Organic apple production remains complicated in the Northeastern U.S., but one grower has figured out how to make a profit on processing apples.

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Organics programs need all voices

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

A sticky situation: Industry is urging growers to get involved with standards board.

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A better bitter pit predictor

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Measuring tree vigor and peel chemistry gives the best indication which fruit is at risk.

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Independent grower not afraid to try different techniques

October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

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On White Trail Road near Quincy, Washington, just past a development of small homes and

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Average apple harvest likely in U.S.

October 10th, 2017|1 Comment

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U.S. apple growers won’t see a record crop this season, though tough weather conditions for

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The variabilities of Honeycrisp: Good To Know

October 9th, 2017|2 Comments

Research Commission surveys quality, availability of Honeycrisp at retail.

  • Devon Wade, young grower

Devon Wade, a young grower from The Dalles, Oregon

October 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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family background / After serving several tours overseas in the U.S. Army, Devon joined his

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High hopes for Harvista

October 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Canadian growers gain access to 1-MCP for apple orchards.

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Thinking ahead about thinning – 2017 IFTA

October 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Precision crop management skills help Michigan growers cut back on expensive hand thinning.

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Following the high-density leaders – 2017 IFTA

October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Michigan’s early adopters of high-density systems share tips for multiple leaders and cropping techniques.