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Hive hauling worries

December 15th, 2017|0 Comments

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The federal government has granted truckers who haul live animals, including honeybees destined for tree

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How to give away fruit

December 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Donations are appreciated at food banks, but some homework and forethought are advised first.

  • Young grower Anel Dorantes

Anel Dorantes, a young grower from Tieton, Washington

December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

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family background / Anel grew up on her father’s farm with five younger brothers and

  • Mike Omeg, Grower of the Year

An Oregon trailblazer: 2017 Grower of the year

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Curiosity, sharing and innovation drive Mike Omeg, a fifth-generation cherry grower.

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Omeginsanity — ‘I was a little bit shocked’: 2017 Grower of the year

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

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Mike Omeg does not know who started the jokes about his massive new trellises, but

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Motivation, worker protection among topics for Spanish sessions: Annual Meeting Preview

November 28th, 2017|0 Comments

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A motivational speech and details about updated federal Worker Protection Standards are among topics slated

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With constant changes, how can growers adapt? Annual Meeting Preview

November 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Wells Fargo ag economist to give broad perspective — ‘upstream, downstream and sideways’ — at Washington annual meeting.

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It’s convention time: Annual Meeting Preview

November 27th, 2017|0 Comments

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Anyone involved in agriculture knows that success is only possible with planning and preparation, combined

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Avoiding the pitfalls: Expo 2017 Preview

November 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Managing relationships is an important key to family farms: Great Lakes Farm Market EXPO

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Gökhan Öztürk’s fruitful journey

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Turkish fruit breeder visits Washington to gain insights into fruit breeding at WSU.

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Big hopes for a big cherry

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Large-growing Tamara showing early promise, but it’ll be a few seasons before the verdict is in.

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Longtime winemaker fulfills dream by opening his own boutique winery

November 22nd, 2017|2 Comments

Co Dinn Winery: One man’s path

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Washington growers should prepare for sick leave requirements to take effect

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

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Starting Jan. 1, Washington growers will have to start providing paid sick leave for all

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Wine gaining ground in Michigan

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

New Michigan wine collaborative aims to shape state’s industry.

  • Visit to Wagner Vineyards in the Finger Lakes

Riesling for those rainy days

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Growers in the Finger Lakes figure out how to grow European grapes in challenging conditions.

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The hunt for great grape genes

November 7th, 2017|0 Comments

New funding enables research to continue to develop DNA markers to breed better grapes.

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N.Y. grape growers vote ‘no’ to research assessment

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Decision marks move toward more regional approach after narrow rejection of assessment.

  • James Bukovinsky, a young grower

James Bukovinsky, a young grower working in Benton City, Washington

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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family background / James grew up in Woodinville, Washington, and earned an environmental science degree

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Wine industry involvement can help research come alive

November 6th, 2017|1 Comment

Insightful input: A Good Point by Melissa Hansen

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Seeing red in the vineyard

October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Both biotic and abiotic causes can turn grape leaves red. Here’s what you should look for.

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Making good in the Badlands of Washington

October 27th, 2017|3 Comments

Grower creates a home for his vineyards in dramatic but challenging scenery.

  • WSGS Viticulture field day on August 10, 2017

Scouting strategies

October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Your vineyard scouts probably aren’t sampling nearly as randomly as you think they are.

  • Visit to Cornell Orchards.

Organic apple production remains complicated in the Northeastern U.S.

October 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Organic apple production remains complicated in the Northeastern U.S., but one grower has figured out how to make a profit on processing apples.

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Organics programs need all voices

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

A sticky situation: Industry is urging growers to get involved with standards board.

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A better bitter pit predictor

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Measuring tree vigor and peel chemistry gives the best indication which fruit is at risk.

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Independent grower not afraid to try different techniques

October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

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On White Trail Road near Quincy, Washington, just past a development of small homes and

  • 2017 apple harvest

Average apple harvest likely in U.S.

October 10th, 2017|1 Comment

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U.S. apple growers won’t see a record crop this season, though tough weather conditions for

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The variabilities of Honeycrisp: Good To Know

October 9th, 2017|2 Comments

Research Commission surveys quality, availability of Honeycrisp at retail.

  • Devon Wade, young grower

Devon Wade, a young grower from The Dalles, Oregon

October 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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family background / After serving several tours overseas in the U.S. Army, Devon joined his

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High hopes for Harvista

October 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Canadian growers gain access to 1-MCP for apple orchards.

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Thinking ahead about thinning – 2017 IFTA

October 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Precision crop management skills help Michigan growers cut back on expensive hand thinning.

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Following the high-density leaders – 2017 IFTA

October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Michigan’s early adopters of high-density systems share tips for multiple leaders and cropping techniques.

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The global fire blight fight

September 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Belgian researchers at pcfruit are examining biocontrols and detection methods for fire blight.

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Conference pear challenge

September 27th, 2017|0 Comments

After going all-in with Conference pears, have Belgian growers reached a tipping point?

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Disease-seeking drone research

September 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Belgian scientists research using drones, multispectral sensors to detect fire blight in pear orchards.

  • Scenes from crop estimation research at the Betts Farms concord vineyards in Westfield, New York

Tools for counting the crop

September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Combining low-tech crop load samples with high-tech maps could make vineyards more efficient.

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Growers in pursuit of precision agriculture

September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers and growers in New York aim to push high-density orchards to peak performance.

  • Pear psylla trials

Sustainable and less sticky solutions for pear psylla

September 14th, 2017|0 Comments

New pear IPM project looks at potential for biocontrols and pest repellents.

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Apple maggot quarantine may include potted trees

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

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State officials in Washington are considering adding certain potted plants to the list of commodities

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Packers improve, impress with pears

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Wenatchee pear packers show Interpera group new technology on their lines.

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Arctic armor: Methods of combating frost

September 6th, 2017|0 Comments

New frost prevention investments by Michigan growers paid off during 2017 bloom-time frost.

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Tarrah Te Velde, a young grower from Cashmere, Washington

September 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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family background/Tarrah works with her mother Michelle Te Velde on their family pear orchard that

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The Endicott Tree: National treasure hedged in by time and development

August 31st, 2017|0 Comments

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Hidden from view, down an embankment in an unremarkable business park north of Boston stands

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The high-tech promise of hands-off

August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Mechanization researchers have seen quality improvements along with possibilities of cost savings.

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X-ray vision to see ice formation inside buds

August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

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Using an advanced type of X-ray imaging to examine ice formation inside wild grape buds,

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Same grapes, different names – Cynthiana and Norton

August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

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A long-running debate over grapes in Missouri and Arkansas has been put to rest by

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Be aware of shortcomings with Malling 9 rootstock

August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

High summer temperatures and shallow soils can adversely affect canopy development and yield.

  • Geneva 935 rootstock inoculation trials

Researchers put virus theory to trial in G.935 decline

August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Pathogen probe