Techniques & benefits of a fruit wall

Lower costs and better vigor control make them attractive for high-density plantings.

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  • Stone fruit farm stay

Stone fruit farm stay

  • July 1st, 2014

Mike and Nori Naylor educate urban folks about agriculture and stone fruit one family at a time. At their farm stay, located in the heart of California’s stone fruit growing region, guests can pick their own fruit, learn about life on a small family farm, or just unwind from [...]

Registration for grapevine virus workshop ends July 3

  • June 30th, 2014

July 3 is the deadline to register for one of three, half-day workshops on grapevine viruses and associated diseases to be held during the second week of July. The afternoon workshops are being held in Spanish and will take place in three Washington locations: July 8 in Toppenish, July [...]

  • More than cherries

More than cherries

  • June 30th, 2014

California’s cherry season normally runs fast and furious for about eight weeks. Growers usually have other crops to farm, but what do California packing houses do once cherries are through?

At O-G Packing and Cold Storage in Stockton, California, the Gotelli and Gogna family partners have diversified into other operations [...]

Thurlby on radio: 2014 Northwest cherry crop still looking great

  • June 26th, 2014

BJ Thurlby of Northwest Cherry Growers continues to have a bullish outlook on this year’s crop. Growers are expecting the 2nd biggest cherry harvest, plus excellent quality.

He’s especially excited about the alignment of factors that could make the crucial Fourth of July a “slingshot” for strong sales all the [...]

Warmest spring in 20 years ends with hottest May since 1997

  • June 23rd, 2014

Washington State has been warm, the warmest spring in 20 years, says AgWeatherNet meteorologist Nic Loyd.

And also amazing: Washington saw one of its coolest early growing seasons in 2011, only to see a dramatic increase in 2014.

The temps have been especially helpful for cherry growers, who this year are expecting [...]

New board member joins Washington Wine Industry Foundation

  • June 20th, 2014

Sherri Swingle joins the Washington Wine Industry Foundation board of directors. Swingle, who was the executive director of the Northwest Wine Benefit Foundation, brings marketing, event and fundraising experience to the WWIF board. She is also credited with producing the Auction of Washington Wines with the foundation.

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