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

IFTA Summer Tour wraps up with focus on research, frost

By |July 18th, 2017|

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The Michigan tree fruit industry is chock full of innovative growers rapidly diversifying, modernizing and making research-backed changes designed to

IFTA in Michigan, Day One: fruit set was not affected by netting

By |July 16th, 2017|

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In western Michigan, the center of the state’s fresh apple industry is located on a geographic landmark known as the

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.

Scholarships offered for United Fresh Washington Conference

By |July 12th, 2017|

The application period for the 2017 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship is now open.

OSU researchers develop field test for crown gall

By |July 11th, 2017|

A woman can find out if she’s pregnant without going to a doctor. Soon, farmers may be able to find out if their fruit trees or grape vines have crown gall disease without going to a laboratory.

Craig Harris, a young grower from Moxee, Washington

By |July 6th, 2017|

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family background / Craig is a fourth-generation farmer who graduated from Whitworth College. He grew up on a farm that

Mite threatening honeybees in New York

By |June 29th, 2017|

A tiny mite is being blamed for major honeybee losses in New York, threatening the state’s $500 million agriculture industry.

Honeycrisp sports race toward red

By |June 27th, 2017|

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New varieties aren’t the only things on growers’ minds. They are also thinking about upgrading their Honeycrisp to one of

Lots of new apples coming to market

By |June 26th, 2017|

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Appealing taste profiles, earlier harvesting and southern expansions are some of the characteristics of the many new apples making their

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