Report: European apple forecast down 21 percent

By |August 11th, 2017|

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The World Apple and Pear Association is forecasting a 2017 European apple crop that will be 21 percent less than

Big cherry crop came with surprises

By |August 10th, 2017|

Northwest cherry growers produced a record crop this season, but they’ll be looking for ways in the offseason to improve fruit size and quality next year following complaints that some of the fruit didn’t meet the industry’s usual high standards.

Northwest pear growers announce 2017 fresh market volume estimate

By |August 9th, 2017|

Northwest pear growers anticipate harvesting about the same volume of fresh market pears as last year, but organic production is expected to skyrocket.

Board mulling lower assessments for Oregon brine cherries

By |August 7th, 2017|

The Oregon Sweet Cherry Commission is considering a proposed administrative rule change to reduce the assessment rate on brine cherries.

Washington apple crop expected to be big, but not a record

By |August 7th, 2017|

Washington apple growers expect a large, but not record, fresh volume for the 2017 harvest, which has begun in some of the earliest locations.

Cornell berry workshop set for Aug. 29

By |July 31st, 2017|

Cornell University will hold a berry crop field workshop at Aug. 29 at the Berry Patch in Stephentown, N.Y.

Washington wine commission sets research priorities

By |July 26th, 2017|

The Washington State Wine Commission has approved a list of research priorities for the coming year.

WSU Transitioning to Organic tour set for Aug. 2, 3

By |July 24th, 2017|

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Washington State University and the Next Generation Tree Fruit Network will hold a pair of tours focusing on transitioning to

NY Apple Association makes staffing changes

By |July 14th, 2017|

The New York Apple Association has announced that its president and CEO Cynthia Haskins will direct the association's marketing and promotional activities for the 2017 apple crop.

Lake Ontario Tour shows wide range of New York tree fruit farming

By |July 12th, 2017|

The only consistency on the Lake Ontario Fruit Program tour this summer was the humidity. Otherwise, the five-farm tour organized by Cornell University Cooperative Extension covered a remarkably diverse swath of tree fruit farming in a narrow band along Lake Ontario’s shores: new high density apple plantings and apple orchards far older than this reporter, along with high density peaches, berries, and a brand new cidery.

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