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Empire State Producers Expo: Day 2 wrapup

January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

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No more theory. No more hypothetical examples.

Four apple growers, as well as a few vegetable

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Empire State Producers Expo: Day 1 wrapup

January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

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About 50 farmers, many of them apple growers, took one of their first official first

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Washington state expands apple maggot quarantine area

January 10th, 2017|0 Comments

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After finding apple maggot in the southeastern corner of Lincoln County, the Washington State Department

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Public input requested on labor practices charter

January 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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The Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association are seeking public input on a

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Additional scholarships available for Washington farmers market convention

January 4th, 2017|0 Comments

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The Washington State Farmers Market Association has received funding for an additional 25 specialty crop

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Industry groups lend plenty of opportunities for growers to get involved

December 29th, 2016|0 Comments

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In Washington’s tree fruit industry, three state commissions, four federal marketing orders, numerous nonprofit associations

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Finding the right people

December 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Orchards and packing houses aren’t the only places in the fruit industry with a labor shortage. Universities also are struggling to hire researchers and educators needed to keep the industry ahead of pest pressures, prepared for food safety requirements, growing new varieties and in tune with emerging technology.

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WSU Extension plans 2017 winter tree fruit programs

December 15th, 2016|0 Comments

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Tree fruit producers and industry professionals are invited to five WSU Tree Fruit Extension Programs

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WSTFA annual meeting — Wednesday wrapup

December 7th, 2016|0 Comments

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Farm transfer planning and lending were the topics in one Wednesday morning session about “Future

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Day 1, Washington hort show, morning summary – Video

December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

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Speakers hammered away at the theme of “change” to kick off the 112th annual meeting

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Washington State hires tree fruit extension specialist

November 29th, 2016|0 Comments

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Washington State University has hired Rob Blakey for an endowed position as tree fruit extension

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Share your know-how and grow-how — Great Lakes Expo preview

November 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Expert view: Individual growers must take on customer fears about GMOs and chemicals.

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WSTFA annual meeting 2016: How continuous change forces adaptation

October 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Why change now? A Good Point by Sam Godwin

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Wal-Mart weighs in on food safety

October 6th, 2016|2 Comments

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Illnesses caused by foodborne pathogens are becoming much easier to track and investigate, and new

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Promising progress for solid-set delivery

August 11th, 2016|0 Comments

MSU research team improves system to reduce chemical waste.

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Devon Newhouse, Young Grower from Sunnyside, Washington

July 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Devon’s family started out raising cattle in the Yakima Valley, then moved into hops, tree fruit and grapes.

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Growers lay out future of family farm with succession plan

July 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Generations to follow

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New peach and nectarine varieties help Eastern growers compete

July 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Marketing challenges in the Mid-Atlantic

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Reinventing the string thinner (Video)

July 7th, 2016|0 Comments

California cling peach grower modifies Darwin for nonplanar orchards.

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Paul Bavaro, a young grower from Escalon, California

April 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Paul is a fourth-generation peach grower who’s been working with his father, Frank, on mechanization trials to help reduce labor costs and improve fruit quality.

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A spray-plus education (Video)

April 29th, 2016|1 Comment

Farm worker teaching team leads the nation in preparing workers for safe use of pesticides.

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Not your grandpa’s weather vane

April 27th, 2016|0 Comments

New fruit models, seamless data boost Michigan’s Enviro-weather system.

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How to check for apple and peach bud damage

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

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Eastern growers are assessing bud damage in their peach and apple blocks after an unseasonably

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Joe Brandt, a young grower from Wapato, Washington

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Joe returned to the 1,500-acre family farm after working in finance and manages domestic and export sales and marketing for the company.

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Watering by the numbers

April 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Extension specialists take the mystery out of irrigating.

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Changing ideas about water

April 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Irrigation becomes crucial tool even in well-watered East.

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Better ways to irrigate

April 14th, 2016|0 Comments

WSU researcher offers tips for reducing water use.

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Know your soil before picking your rootstock

April 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Researchers encourage growers to match a rootstock’s ability to absorb nutrients to those nutrients found in the soil.

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Root care

April 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Remember to consider what lies beneath when maintaining a healthy orchard.

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Know your critical temperatures as East Coast freeze arrives

April 5th, 2016|0 Comments

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The East Coast is experiencing a second round of winter, and the anticipated freezing temperatures

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How to attract workers

April 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Workers go where they can make the most money.

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Growers asked to help with trellis design survey

March 25th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has recently funded a trellis engineering analysis project with

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37 varieties and counting

March 24th, 2016|2 Comments

More peach varieties coming from Paul Friday's Flamin' Fury series

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6 tips for healthier bees

March 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Beekeeper offers tips for healthy bees, hearty pollination.

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Testing string theory

March 16th, 2016|3 Comments

Hand-held string thinners are gaining in popularity.

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Borers make their mark

March 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Northwest growers advised to watch for American plum borer.

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Plum pox virus control zone

March 7th, 2016|0 Comments

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Getting local fruit varieties into local orchards is a particular challenge in Ontario because breeding

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New peaches show promise

March 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Ontario’s stone fruit industry collaborates for best varieties.

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Pruning cankers in the winter

February 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Winter pruning of cankers can help to reduce bacterial spot in peaches and nectarines.

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Roger Hudson, a young grower from Sanger, California

February 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Roger is a sixth-generation grower of about 180 acres of tree fruit.

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Strategies for saving water

January 22nd, 2016|2 Comments

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Growers of early-season peach varieties in California’s Central Valley may be able to conserve water

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New focus on grade standards

December 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Hort council aims for industry involvement to help monitor other nations’ quality metrics.

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Growers rebuild after plum pox

December 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Some Ontario growers have turned to wine grapes, while others are growing fresh stone fruit varieties.

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Expo preview: Growers seek peach varieties that are hardier

December 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Thoughts on new peaches to fill in gaps during the season

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Brett Valicoff, a Young Grower from Wapato, Washington

September 30th, 2015|1 Comment

Brett Valicoff is a fourth-generation grower who returned to the farm to help plan and build a modern apple packing line in Wapato, Washington.

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WSU reports on growth in organic tree fruit

September 14th, 2015|0 Comments

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Organic apples grown and packed in Washington state in the 2013-14 season had a total

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Success with fresh sliced pears and peaches

September 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

A Fresno-based, California company is one of the first to bring fresh-cut pears and stone fruit to the retail market.

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Fresh-cut path for Woot Froot

August 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Kim Gaarde did the impossible by bringing fresh-sliced pears, peaches, and nectarines to consumers.

  • Jim Baird and the Cloudview Ecofarms

Ecofarm raises food awareness

August 7th, 2015|0 Comments

People want to know where their food comes from and how it’s grown, says Washington grower Jim Baird.

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Family farm puts flavor first

July 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Family Tree Farms sources new stone fruit varieties from around the world.