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2015 WASHINGTON STATE HORT SHOW
111th Washington State Tree Fruit Association Annual Meeting and Northwest Hort Expo on December 7-9, 2015, Yakima Valley Convention Center.

Day 3, Washington hort show, afternoon summary

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4 hours ago
RT @kprengaman: Also ran into some bad news from cherry growers in Western New York. @goodfruitgrower will keep following the story, for gr…
4 hours ago
RT @kprengaman: Taking a break from farm visits during a NY heat wave with a delicious pippin cider at @embarkcider while @findtj is hard a…
10 hours ago
RT @rfbond007: #waterquality research continues in @WSWRA country later this summer...updates coming soon @UCD_WCFS @wifss @UCDavisResearch
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Toads! My autocorrect just tried to change it again. Ahhh!
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Grower Mark Russell explains his efforts to make sprays more efficient, including a color coded row system and an alternate…
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Grower Jill Mackenzie shows off her strategies to make precision cropload management more efficient, including orange cloth…
2 days ago
All roads lead to toads? Let's see what else @kprengaman and @findtj find in New York today 😀 https://t.co/G7Ae3xw83C
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Grower Mark Russell says he’s heading toward 2D canopy, bc “Anything that’s going to make it easier for a robot to pick is…
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @findtj hard at work as seen through a “picker window.” Grower Mark Russell leaves tree spaces in his trellis system to mak…
2 days ago
RT @findtj: Margaret Kelly shows an updated map showing 2019 trap findings of European cherry fruit fly in New York including the commercia…
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Grower David Tower and horticulturist Terence Robinson discuss the benefits of a bloom thinning trial in Gala. “It was a le…
2 days ago
RT @findtj: Grower David Tower talks about his tree system trials with Mario Miranda Sazo leading off @ccecornell field day in Niagara Coun…
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Starting my morning off with multi-leader experiments in Western NY with grower David Tower. On a @ccecornell field day in…
3 days ago
RT @kprengaman: The Efficient Vineyard project takes variable rate management tools for row crops and “tricks” them into working in vineyar…
3 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Making up for the early start this morning with unoaked Finger Lakes Chardonnay for lunch 😊 https://t.co/yYEygvBtz0
3 days ago
@goodfruitgrower's @kprengaman is on the road, covering today's @ASEVtweets field day near Branchport, New York.… https://t.co/VUUhJVyIvj
4 days ago
Washington #cherry growers are urged to plan postharvest spray program to control leafhoppers.… https://t.co/irdo3gREDC
18 days ago
Meet Josh Heinicke, the #GoodFruitGrower #YoungGrower featured in our July 2019 issue. Josh is the fourth generatio… https://t.co/OAhC7Jb3lU
29 days ago
Tee up to honor past tree fruit industry leaders and help support scholarships for tomorrow’s leaders at the 26th a… https://t.co/76nCEGOgD8
31 days ago
India pulls trigger on #apple tariffs. https://t.co/V4WnNJLVao
32 days ago
U.S. International Trade Commission determines American tart #cherry producers are being harmed by Turkish imports.… https://t.co/kkzkz99b48
38 days ago
Annual Yakima Pom Club #golf tournament at Apple Tree on July 25. Calling for teams and sponsors. https://t.co/rq83BF3fWH
39 days ago
Breaking with long tradition, Northwest pear processor turns down #pear price and adds to industry uncertainty.… https://t.co/jhu3Vpv1dX
40 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Rapid fire cherry research updates at @WSU_IAREC = lots of story ideas! https://t.co/BymDJWCCL5
40 days ago
RT @kprengaman: New shoots make the sugars growing fruit need, but they can also create too much shade. Pre-harvest hedging - as used in th…
40 days ago
RT @kprengaman: The precosity of this 3rd leaf Coral Champagne on G. 6 is obvious, lots of fruit on the leaders this year, @MDWhiting says.…
40 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Maybe a smaller crowd at @MDWhiting’s preharvest cherry tour since Chelan harvest has just started in some places, but stil…
43 days ago
@thecosmiccrisp, @CrunchPak and @litehousefoods announced a sweet partnership today! #apples… https://t.co/xsAiMLoZbp
47 days ago
Meet Erika Espinoza, the #GoodFruitGrower #YoungGrower featured in our June 2019 issue. Erika has worked in… https://t.co/dmC8dnppHN
50 days ago
Rainy weather in May causes significant losses for California cherry growers — on a crop that was originally estima… https://t.co/LT3FR82qNX
60 days ago
Quarantine zone for the European cherry fruit fly expands in New York. Residents in the area are urged not to trans… https://t.co/2zwbZekb4A
61 days ago
Good news for apples! Mexico lifts tariffs on U.S. apples after U.S. drops tariffs on Mexican steel and aluminum.… https://t.co/pnP2v7frQP
61 days ago
@GovInslee expands drought declaration areas as Washington’s #drought worsens. https://t.co/XuWo4vSIg5 https://t.co/BkGOXZJTZL
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Growers and industry reps predict Northwest sweet cherry crop of 236,400-tons or 23.6 million 20-pound box equivalents. #nwc…
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Thurlby: NW crop started late but coming in rapidly and it might be compressed geographically based on bloom time and growin…
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Thurlby: “We could have another 35 million box crop all over West Coast” including California and the NW states. #nwcherries…
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: California has a record cherry crop but it’s raining and expected to rain more, said West Mathison of Stemilt. #NorthwestCh…
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Michael: Wal-Mart moves 20 percent more cherries in late season if they have demos. #NorthwestCherries
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: James Michael of Northwest Cherries focusing on digital marketing to get cherries into online shopping lists for “drive-by s…
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: WSTFA has rescheduled the 2019 annual meeting to second Monday of December in Wenatchee to avoid having it day after Thanksg…
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Jon DeVaney of WSTFA: Regulators in DC are considering allocating more funding for H-2A visa program. $8 million latest sugg…
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Powers: There is talk in DC about another round of aid to offset trade losses in the neighborhood of $15 billion overall. No…
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Mark Powers of the Northwest Hort Council on tariffs. “The good news is we weren’t on China’s retaliatory list that came out…
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: B.J. Thurlby: Washington apricots will be short this year at about 3,400 tons. Last year it was 4,100 tons. Down about 21 pe…
66 days ago
@goodfruitgrower's @SwassRoss delivering the news from the WA State Fruit Commission and 5-state cherry meetings to… https://t.co/esPn8p0P1J
79 days ago
Meet Michael Mitterer, our @goodfruitgrower Young Grower in the May 1, 2019 issue. Michael is pursuing internships… https://t.co/hrMprQktT6
85 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Interesting presentations at #NOSB on innovations in biodegradable plastic mulch that could replace polyurethane mulch and…
85 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Why am I at the National Organic Standards Board meeting in Seattle? Here's a story I wrote for the @goodfruitgrower last y…
85 days ago
RT @kprengaman: I'm really struck by the depth and breadth of issues the #NOSB has to tackle. From verifying the purity of seed genetics to…
86 days ago
In the countdown to its big launch this fall, #CosmicCrisp grading standards are now available. Get an early look a… https://t.co/ncKyLF5FQo
86 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Something new and different today, I'm headed to the National #Organic Standards Board meeting in Seattle to cover issues o…
88 days ago
Two for Tuesday! Check out these two stories on apple rootstocks. @kprengaman examines how more options mean more c… https://t.co/Hc1gksJuCW
89 days ago
When it comes to wine, do you think pink? More winemakers are giving thought to intentionally creating rosé to quen… https://t.co/d5xphvxXGH
92 days ago
Ever seen a beaver graft? Check out @SwassRoss’s story about this unique technique for converting to a multileader… https://t.co/vFhDhAsse4
93 days ago
What makes a tree a tree? @kprengaman shows us how @USDA_ARS researchers in Kearneysville WV are answering some gen… https://t.co/9yf96KEffa
94 days ago
Dig into our story about root windows and the research @WSUTreeFruitExt’s Bernardita Sallato is doing to study root… https://t.co/qw5Cg1HWOF
95 days ago
Merlot sales slumped after the movie Sideways slammed the popular wine 15 years ago. Read about its rebound in this… https://t.co/YVlltQjtpi
101 days ago
RT @kprengaman: It's not often the @goodfruitgrower ends up in the @CJR but it's cool they are taking a look at how Ag industry publication…
103 days ago
Feeling bitter about bitter pit? Learn about efforts to prevent it in @kprengaman’s story about rootstock research… https://t.co/NFoTx0npoZ
115 days ago
🤖 coming to an orchard near you. Future #robotoverlord ? https://t.co/uq8v17zVlh
116 days ago
WSTFA is offering FSMA grower training in English & Spanish April 11 & 12 and May 2 & 3 in Wenatchee and Yakima. Re… https://t.co/H1QHRh1pU9
129 days ago
RT @sdininny: Phillips: The take-home message is that GA is not a substitute for good farming and harvest practices. It will complement tho…
129 days ago
RT @sdininny: Phillips: Split applications can be helpful for Chelan, staggered bloom period resulting in staggered maturity, or late matur…
129 days ago
RT @sdininny: Phillips: Thorough coverage is critical. Optimum absorption occurs at 70- 80 degrees F. @bphillips4149 #Cherry #FruitSchool
129 days ago
RT @sdininny: Byron Phillips @bphillips4149 of Valent USA shares tips on PGRs. Specific tips on Gibberellic Acid: Match the dose (rate per…
129 days ago
RT @sdininny: Lawrence on bee basics: And nutritional needs stimulate the type of pollen the bees seek. So, have diverse pollinizers close…
129 days ago
RT @sdininny: Lawrence on bee basics: Incoming pollen and nectar stimulate egg laying. Increase in egg laying and nutritional demands of la…
129 days ago
RT @sdininny: WSU's Tim Lawrence on pollinators: Crack your hives. See what's inside and know if you have a healthy colony. #Cherry @FruitS…
129 days ago
RT @sdininny: Thompson: In short, you won't see improvements overnight if you decide to mulch. Be patient. Choose a system that's easy to f…
129 days ago
RT @sdininny: Thompson: But mulch significantly increased organic matter and water infiltration. Expect to see increases to active carbon,…
129 days ago
RT @sdininny: Thompson: Takeaways after 2 yrs: Mulch did not increase yield, packout, fruit size, fruit quality, leaf nitrogen. @FruitTreeA…
130 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @WSUTreeFruitExt It's been a long day for my brain so I'm really digging (ha!) these flow charts for troubleshooting suspec…
130 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Think you have a nutrient deficiency? Investigate systematically before you just apply more fertilizer, @WSUTreeFruitExt's…
130 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Stress can slow or halt root growth, decreasing health. Drought, saturation, replant stress, or even high temperatures can…
130 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @WSUTFRECPhysiol Roots need to grow into pockets of some nutrients to intercept them (such as phosphorus), while others are…
130 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Next up Lee Kalcsits @WSUTFRECPhysiol, talks about root systems and the role they play in nutrition. There's more diversity…
130 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Moving toward fruiting wall systems will enable more efficient, safer platform-based labor, @MDWhiting says. Think about t…

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4 hours ago
RT @kprengaman: Also ran into some bad news from cherry growers in Western New York. @goodfruitgrower will keep following the story, for gr…
4 hours ago
RT @kprengaman: Taking a break from farm visits during a NY heat wave with a delicious pippin cider at @embarkcider while @findtj is hard a…
10 hours ago
RT @rfbond007: #waterquality research continues in @WSWRA country later this summer...updates coming soon @UCD_WCFS @wifss @UCDavisResearch
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Toads! My autocorrect just tried to change it again. Ahhh!
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Grower Mark Russell explains his efforts to make sprays more efficient, including a color coded row system and an alternate…
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Grower Jill Mackenzie shows off her strategies to make precision cropload management more efficient, including orange cloth…
2 days ago
All roads lead to toads? Let's see what else @kprengaman and @findtj find in New York today 😀 https://t.co/G7Ae3xw83C
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Grower Mark Russell says he’s heading toward 2D canopy, bc “Anything that’s going to make it easier for a robot to pick is…
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @findtj hard at work as seen through a “picker window.” Grower Mark Russell leaves tree spaces in his trellis system to mak…
2 days ago
RT @findtj: Margaret Kelly shows an updated map showing 2019 trap findings of European cherry fruit fly in New York including the commercia…
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Grower David Tower and horticulturist Terence Robinson discuss the benefits of a bloom thinning trial in Gala. “It was a le…
2 days ago
RT @findtj: Grower David Tower talks about his tree system trials with Mario Miranda Sazo leading off @ccecornell field day in Niagara Coun…
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Starting my morning off with multi-leader experiments in Western NY with grower David Tower. On a @ccecornell field day in…
3 days ago
RT @kprengaman: The Efficient Vineyard project takes variable rate management tools for row crops and “tricks” them into working in vineyar…
3 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Making up for the early start this morning with unoaked Finger Lakes Chardonnay for lunch 😊 https://t.co/yYEygvBtz0
3 days ago
@goodfruitgrower's @kprengaman is on the road, covering today's @ASEVtweets field day near Branchport, New York.… https://t.co/VUUhJVyIvj
4 days ago
Washington #cherry growers are urged to plan postharvest spray program to control leafhoppers.… https://t.co/irdo3gREDC
18 days ago
Meet Josh Heinicke, the #GoodFruitGrower #YoungGrower featured in our July 2019 issue. Josh is the fourth generatio… https://t.co/OAhC7Jb3lU
29 days ago
Tee up to honor past tree fruit industry leaders and help support scholarships for tomorrow’s leaders at the 26th a… https://t.co/76nCEGOgD8
31 days ago
India pulls trigger on #apple tariffs. https://t.co/V4WnNJLVao
32 days ago
U.S. International Trade Commission determines American tart #cherry producers are being harmed by Turkish imports.… https://t.co/kkzkz99b48
38 days ago
Annual Yakima Pom Club #golf tournament at Apple Tree on July 25. Calling for teams and sponsors. https://t.co/rq83BF3fWH
39 days ago
Breaking with long tradition, Northwest pear processor turns down #pear price and adds to industry uncertainty.… https://t.co/jhu3Vpv1dX
40 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Rapid fire cherry research updates at @WSU_IAREC = lots of story ideas! https://t.co/BymDJWCCL5
40 days ago
RT @kprengaman: New shoots make the sugars growing fruit need, but they can also create too much shade. Pre-harvest hedging - as used in th…
40 days ago
RT @kprengaman: The precosity of this 3rd leaf Coral Champagne on G. 6 is obvious, lots of fruit on the leaders this year, @MDWhiting says.…
40 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Maybe a smaller crowd at @MDWhiting’s preharvest cherry tour since Chelan harvest has just started in some places, but stil…
43 days ago
@thecosmiccrisp, @CrunchPak and @litehousefoods announced a sweet partnership today! #apples… https://t.co/xsAiMLoZbp
47 days ago
Meet Erika Espinoza, the #GoodFruitGrower #YoungGrower featured in our June 2019 issue. Erika has worked in… https://t.co/dmC8dnppHN
50 days ago
Rainy weather in May causes significant losses for California cherry growers — on a crop that was originally estima… https://t.co/LT3FR82qNX
60 days ago
Quarantine zone for the European cherry fruit fly expands in New York. Residents in the area are urged not to trans… https://t.co/2zwbZekb4A
61 days ago
Good news for apples! Mexico lifts tariffs on U.S. apples after U.S. drops tariffs on Mexican steel and aluminum.… https://t.co/pnP2v7frQP
61 days ago
@GovInslee expands drought declaration areas as Washington’s #drought worsens. https://t.co/XuWo4vSIg5 https://t.co/BkGOXZJTZL
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Growers and industry reps predict Northwest sweet cherry crop of 236,400-tons or 23.6 million 20-pound box equivalents. #nwc…
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Thurlby: NW crop started late but coming in rapidly and it might be compressed geographically based on bloom time and growin…
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Thurlby: “We could have another 35 million box crop all over West Coast” including California and the NW states. #nwcherries…
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: California has a record cherry crop but it’s raining and expected to rain more, said West Mathison of Stemilt. #NorthwestCh…
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Michael: Wal-Mart moves 20 percent more cherries in late season if they have demos. #NorthwestCherries
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: James Michael of Northwest Cherries focusing on digital marketing to get cherries into online shopping lists for “drive-by s…
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: WSTFA has rescheduled the 2019 annual meeting to second Monday of December in Wenatchee to avoid having it day after Thanksg…
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Jon DeVaney of WSTFA: Regulators in DC are considering allocating more funding for H-2A visa program. $8 million latest sugg…
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Powers: There is talk in DC about another round of aid to offset trade losses in the neighborhood of $15 billion overall. No…
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Mark Powers of the Northwest Hort Council on tariffs. “The good news is we weren’t on China’s retaliatory list that came out…
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: B.J. Thurlby: Washington apricots will be short this year at about 3,400 tons. Last year it was 4,100 tons. Down about 21 pe…
66 days ago
@goodfruitgrower's @SwassRoss delivering the news from the WA State Fruit Commission and 5-state cherry meetings to… https://t.co/esPn8p0P1J
79 days ago
Meet Michael Mitterer, our @goodfruitgrower Young Grower in the May 1, 2019 issue. Michael is pursuing internships… https://t.co/hrMprQktT6
85 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Interesting presentations at #NOSB on innovations in biodegradable plastic mulch that could replace polyurethane mulch and…
85 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Why am I at the National Organic Standards Board meeting in Seattle? Here's a story I wrote for the @goodfruitgrower last y…
85 days ago
RT @kprengaman: I'm really struck by the depth and breadth of issues the #NOSB has to tackle. From verifying the purity of seed genetics to…
86 days ago
In the countdown to its big launch this fall, #CosmicCrisp grading standards are now available. Get an early look a… https://t.co/ncKyLF5FQo
86 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Something new and different today, I'm headed to the National #Organic Standards Board meeting in Seattle to cover issues o…
88 days ago
Two for Tuesday! Check out these two stories on apple rootstocks. @kprengaman examines how more options mean more c… https://t.co/Hc1gksJuCW
89 days ago
When it comes to wine, do you think pink? More winemakers are giving thought to intentionally creating rosé to quen… https://t.co/d5xphvxXGH
92 days ago
Ever seen a beaver graft? Check out @SwassRoss’s story about this unique technique for converting to a multileader… https://t.co/vFhDhAsse4
93 days ago
What makes a tree a tree? @kprengaman shows us how @USDA_ARS researchers in Kearneysville WV are answering some gen… https://t.co/9yf96KEffa
94 days ago
Dig into our story about root windows and the research @WSUTreeFruitExt’s Bernardita Sallato is doing to study root… https://t.co/qw5Cg1HWOF
95 days ago
Merlot sales slumped after the movie Sideways slammed the popular wine 15 years ago. Read about its rebound in this… https://t.co/YVlltQjtpi
101 days ago
RT @kprengaman: It's not often the @goodfruitgrower ends up in the @CJR but it's cool they are taking a look at how Ag industry publication…
103 days ago
Feeling bitter about bitter pit? Learn about efforts to prevent it in @kprengaman’s story about rootstock research… https://t.co/NFoTx0npoZ
115 days ago
🤖 coming to an orchard near you. Future #robotoverlord ? https://t.co/uq8v17zVlh
116 days ago
WSTFA is offering FSMA grower training in English & Spanish April 11 & 12 and May 2 & 3 in Wenatchee and Yakima. Re… https://t.co/H1QHRh1pU9
129 days ago
RT @sdininny: Phillips: The take-home message is that GA is not a substitute for good farming and harvest practices. It will complement tho…
129 days ago
RT @sdininny: Phillips: Split applications can be helpful for Chelan, staggered bloom period resulting in staggered maturity, or late matur…
129 days ago
RT @sdininny: Phillips: Thorough coverage is critical. Optimum absorption occurs at 70- 80 degrees F. @bphillips4149 #Cherry #FruitSchool
129 days ago
RT @sdininny: Byron Phillips @bphillips4149 of Valent USA shares tips on PGRs. Specific tips on Gibberellic Acid: Match the dose (rate per…
129 days ago
RT @sdininny: Lawrence on bee basics: And nutritional needs stimulate the type of pollen the bees seek. So, have diverse pollinizers close…
129 days ago
RT @sdininny: Lawrence on bee basics: Incoming pollen and nectar stimulate egg laying. Increase in egg laying and nutritional demands of la…
129 days ago
RT @sdininny: WSU's Tim Lawrence on pollinators: Crack your hives. See what's inside and know if you have a healthy colony. #Cherry @FruitS…
129 days ago
RT @sdininny: Thompson: In short, you won't see improvements overnight if you decide to mulch. Be patient. Choose a system that's easy to f…
129 days ago
RT @sdininny: Thompson: But mulch significantly increased organic matter and water infiltration. Expect to see increases to active carbon,…
129 days ago
RT @sdininny: Thompson: Takeaways after 2 yrs: Mulch did not increase yield, packout, fruit size, fruit quality, leaf nitrogen. @FruitTreeA…
130 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @WSUTreeFruitExt It's been a long day for my brain so I'm really digging (ha!) these flow charts for troubleshooting suspec…
130 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Think you have a nutrient deficiency? Investigate systematically before you just apply more fertilizer, @WSUTreeFruitExt's…
130 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Stress can slow or halt root growth, decreasing health. Drought, saturation, replant stress, or even high temperatures can…
130 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @WSUTFRECPhysiol Roots need to grow into pockets of some nutrients to intercept them (such as phosphorus), while others are…
130 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Next up Lee Kalcsits @WSUTFRECPhysiol, talks about root systems and the role they play in nutrition. There's more diversity…
130 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Moving toward fruiting wall systems will enable more efficient, safer platform-based labor, @MDWhiting says. Think about t…

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