2014 Silver Apple Award goes to Jerry Haak

By |November 28th, 2014|

Jerry Haak had a passion for growing fruit and finding better ways to do it. He used cutting-edge techniques not only to increase his yields, but to produce higher quality fruit and use labor more efficiently.

New tree fruit association will expand services

By |November 28th, 2014|

The new Washington Tree Fruit Association plans to expand its services to the industry, says President Jon DeVaney, who will be busy working on legislative affairs in the state capital of Olympia in the coming session.

Growers’ advocate ends 42-year career

By |November 27th, 2014|

During his four decades working at the Washington Growers Clearing House Association, Kirk Mayer saw the Washington apple crop grow from 25 million boxes to 140 million and availability of labor become an increasing concern.

Hort Council appoints information specialist

By |November 21st, 2014|

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Drew Toop will join the staff of the Northwest Horticultural Council as regulatory information specialist on December 8. Toop, who

Tree fruit groups do well with new MAP funding

By |November 20th, 2014|

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The nation’s tree fruit organizations fared well in 2015 funding allocations for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Market Access Program.

Daniel Symms, 1961-2014

By |November 16th, 2014|

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Daniel Thomas Symms, great-grandson of the founder of Symms Fruit Ranch in Caldwell, Idaho, died from cancer on October 7.

Growers sought for Piqa pears

By |November 16th, 2014|

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The New Zealand company Prevar is looking for orchardists in North America who would like to grow new Piqa brand

New organization to promote Australia’s horticulture industry

By |November 16th, 2014|

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A new organization called Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited has been formed to replace Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) and undertake research

RosBREED extended with new SCRI grant of $10 million

By |November 6th, 2014|

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Ten million dollars in new funding will transform the RosBREED project from a research program devoted to genetic discovery into

USDA Announces Loss Adjustment for Late Apple Harvest

By |November 6th, 2014|

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Multi-Peril Crop Insurance policyholders are getting an extension because of the delayed maturity of apple crop this year.

The USDA put

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