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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12 hours ago
Washington and Michigan have issued another new slate of rules for agricultural practices during the pandemic.… https://t.co/isLdnrUOi5
14 hours ago
Meet Maureen O’Callaghan, a #GFGYoungGrower from Ephrata WA, featured in our June issue. She chose viticulture beca… https://t.co/wHvaSb4XT2
2
1 day ago
Grow-through-trees get orchards into production faster, so New York growers are producing their own and looking for… https://t.co/ebx51ijPdt
1 day ago
The @WAFarmBureau is distributing free hand sanitizer in Wenatchee and the Yakima area June 4. https://t.co/J4pp4S4t9b
3 3
1 day ago
Want 30 bins per acre in the second leaf? Plant trees that are already performing, said nurseryman and grower Dale… https://t.co/89q8E1u7XS
2 2
2 days ago
Looking at the success of Pink Lady, Lynnell Brandt of Proprietary Variety Management makes the case that critical… https://t.co/7u0oqoYzQc
1 4
3 days ago
A summer without farm tours and field days? Don’t worry. The @goodfruitgrower is still reporting — from a safe dist… https://t.co/A0jsMCY904
4
6 days ago
In the second vote this week, the Northwest pear industry reversed itself to approve marketing order changes that w… https://t.co/Qx6iYLLRi4
1 1
7 days ago
Avoiding bruised blues: A few PNW blueberry growers are testing prototype soft-catch harvesters to allow fresh mark… https://t.co/YrZynrcGIA
4 15
7 days ago
Check https://t.co/iP5Va3YeIZ for coverage of the pear industry meetings soon. https://t.co/IWA57Zrdjf
2
7 days ago
Combining mechanical vineyard management techniques can achieve near hand-labor quality for a fraction of the costs… https://t.co/8oFBJCdeJv
8 days ago
Pruning to bud count can boost size and color, says @MSUExtension educator Phill Schwallier. https://t.co/BhaEPdNNLs
1
8 days ago
High-density harvest of tart cherries is possible, but there are roadblocks. See what some Michigan growers and… https://t.co/mjaL9CqR5o
9 10
9 days ago
With industry consolidations and forced adjustments, Northwest Michigan cherry growers have seen better days. https://t.co/q1gjHCiorl
1
9 days ago
Yes, China imports U.S. cherries, but they’re also getting pretty darn good at growing their own, says @MDWhiting o… https://t.co/36QBR0Fj36
1 5
13 days ago
It was a close vote, but a majority of tart cherry growers and processors support renewing marketing order. https://t.co/VzWlCLpz7A
13 days ago
In August, @usapples's annual outlook conference will be held online. Details: https://t.co/DuKK0rdyWt
1 2
14 days ago
Growing cherries is hard. Fortunately, a few industry veterans have some words of advice and encouragement.… https://t.co/kKRqkYThUo
1 1
15 days ago
Apple and pear growers are eligible for direct support from the @usdafsa Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, but d… https://t.co/1nZbXAYaJM
1 7
15 days ago
In the shadow of the coronavirus, produce marketers such as @NWcherrygrowers and @Stemilt scramble to create online… https://t.co/aWzzwJ34cm
1 1
16 days ago
A wine grape virologist @WSU_IAREC encourages growers to bring samples in for virus screening.… https://t.co/44JObvCSEc
17 days ago
Sap beetles take Michigan cherries by surprise. @MSUExtension https://t.co/PlbyJdQsIs https://t.co/AHzD6A5H9z
2 2
17 days ago
Little cherry disease poses a big risk to the PNW cherry industry, so WSU and OSU researchers are working hard to b… https://t.co/SnZVWnrNMA
6 9
17 days ago
Officials don’t want European cherry fruit fly to spread beyond Western New York, but a small cherry industry there… https://t.co/0tppZtqtDV
20 days ago
Washington’s @ChelanFresh and @OneontaSRG awarded funding to supply @USDA Farmers to Families food boxes through ne… https://t.co/KiSe9Kljka
2 7
20 days ago
Meet Alicia Abendroth, our young grower featured in the May 15 issue. Originally from Germany, she co-owns the fami… https://t.co/qVSslVcePX
3
21 days ago
Bunk beds are still allowed in farmworker housing, with conditions, under new Washington state rules. https://t.co/o1GJYVbB15
3
21 days ago
Catch little cherry disease early with good sampling and scouting practices, according to columnists Tianna DuPont… https://t.co/IxWigzpPqd
21 days ago
The challenges of selling cherries in a pandemic are many, but the @NWcherrygrowers team has a plan to adapt to the… https://t.co/t1t1flVHmk
22 days ago
The @NWcherrygrowers convene virtually for annual preseason meeting and call for a 201,500-ton crop.… https://t.co/N40MI8YDlk
1
22 days ago
Tree fruit industry groups have issued guidance to production companies facing protests, walkouts and increased scr… https://t.co/4A5y14eZN7
1 1
22 days ago
Even wineries that prefer hand-picked grapes can use mechanization as a tool to improve vineyard management. See ho… https://t.co/70VFBYqD2m
2
23 days ago
Washington to give out 50,000 free masks to agricultural workers through nonprofit groups. https://t.co/2DARoUdDc5
2 2
23 days ago
No more late nights calculating payroll. Growers such as @ssdurfey and her family turn to phone apps to manage empl… https://t.co/BVRWUJGK2m
2
24 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Hey Twitter, how can the @goodfruitgrower help you as we look ahead to the rest of 2020? What information do you need or wh…
1
24 days ago
Oregon fruit growers have a few extra weeks to prepare for the emergency pandemic rules governing agriculture and l… https://t.co/7qSfVmLCze
24 days ago
Stressed about thinning your apples? Try artificial spur extinction. @plantandfood https://t.co/KTdhEqJ2Ld https://t.co/LpISMQXKHN
3 8
27 days ago
With 100 clone/rootstock combinations and 3600 data vines, the “mother of all Cabernet trials” takes on climate cha… https://t.co/1jw1WpUwUu
8 23
28 days ago
Canadian growers have relied on international farmworkers for decades, but the pandemic put the program in jeopardy… https://t.co/QJPAQ94Wvg
5 4
29 days ago
Agencies and associations roll out information for employers about how to keep farming during coronavirus and still… https://t.co/kONkrnot0T
30 days ago
Sales go on with social distancing as farm markets adapt to coronavirus conditions. @nafdma, @robinetteshttps://t.co/Q1dqWiZsLp
1
31 days ago
The pandemic response shows how people can put politics aside when an emergency threatens. Next year, can the same… https://t.co/bi2VsS2ZdK
2
31 days ago
Get a little dirty and dig a soil pit to find out the true story under your trees with @b_sallato and @WSU_IAREC.… https://t.co/8WSYT1MJAF
1 7
34 days ago
What did the tree fruit industry learn from the first year of FMSA inspections, and how can it prepare for the next… https://t.co/oiNXAbaYg0
2 5
34 days ago
Meet Joel Carter from Summerland, B.C., our young grower featured in the May 1 issue. Joel left a job in finance,… https://t.co/tmy3JCNm1p
2 2
35 days ago
Oregon issues new temporary rules for farming during the pandemic. Banning bunk beds in housing is among the stipul… https://t.co/fXFXPhkmXO
3 2
35 days ago
Own property in WA that was once an orchard? Brace yourself for some historic maps and questions about farming meth… https://t.co/Ow2YtAenmU
2
36 days ago
Washington lawmakers approve new state soil health initiative led by @wsuCSANR and @chadekruger. Growers are encour… https://t.co/LZ1lAjgire
1 1
37 days ago
Roundup made it simple, but grape growers who face pressure to move away from the herbicide need to study up on the… https://t.co/c9NDi1BHbE
1 2
38 days ago
Proposals for @USDA_AMS Farmers to Families Food Box Program due May 1. https://t.co/tHIQoDt34L
1
38 days ago
Researchers at NNII and @WSU_IAREC have been unable to conclusively blame a virus for mysterious tree decline in ce… https://t.co/TLWNCXH6Do
41 days ago
Blueberry blossoms and dandelions are still doing their jobs through the pandemic, and so is the @goodfruitgrower.… https://t.co/3LzFotFF6R
3
41 days ago
A big shout out to the essentials, both growers and their workers, like this crew stretching trellis wire Thursday… https://t.co/WGt8dWjchS
18
42 days ago
IFTA talk focuses on how Italian growers are modernizing their orchards. @iFruitTree https://t.co/CfTWpiLH8K https://t.co/w7PWZugIiy
1
42 days ago
Growers are tapping into West-central Michigan’s potential. @MSUAgBio, @iFruitTree https://t.co/OoHN8dE36D https://t.co/oMvgM5QnlZ
2 1
43 days ago
After testing workers with no symptoms, @Stemilt announces 36 test positive for coronavirus. https://t.co/plTyCTvq0H
1
43 days ago
After X disease takes a big bite out of peach and nectarine acreage, the PNW’s last big grower opts to go it alone… https://t.co/JuchJv9X1v
7
44 days ago
A jury awarded $265 million to a Missouri peach farmer for damages from dicamba drift. Other lawsuits are pending. https://t.co/4REvK4tO6v
2 2
45 days ago
Earwigs control woolly apple aphid and don’t harm the fruit they’re enlisted to protect, according to… https://t.co/E7gU3Gq0PG
1 4
48 days ago
In Washington, @UFWupdates and @FUJWashington have sued the state for not setting clear worker protection rules for… https://t.co/gVPfsivseJ
1 3

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12 hours ago
Washington and Michigan have issued another new slate of rules for agricultural practices during the pandemic.… https://t.co/isLdnrUOi5
14 hours ago
Meet Maureen O’Callaghan, a #GFGYoungGrower from Ephrata WA, featured in our June issue. She chose viticulture beca… https://t.co/wHvaSb4XT2
2
1 day ago
Grow-through-trees get orchards into production faster, so New York growers are producing their own and looking for… https://t.co/ebx51ijPdt
1 day ago
The @WAFarmBureau is distributing free hand sanitizer in Wenatchee and the Yakima area June 4. https://t.co/J4pp4S4t9b
3 3
1 day ago
Want 30 bins per acre in the second leaf? Plant trees that are already performing, said nurseryman and grower Dale… https://t.co/89q8E1u7XS
2 2
2 days ago
Looking at the success of Pink Lady, Lynnell Brandt of Proprietary Variety Management makes the case that critical… https://t.co/7u0oqoYzQc
1 4
3 days ago
A summer without farm tours and field days? Don’t worry. The @goodfruitgrower is still reporting — from a safe dist… https://t.co/A0jsMCY904
4
6 days ago
In the second vote this week, the Northwest pear industry reversed itself to approve marketing order changes that w… https://t.co/Qx6iYLLRi4
1 1
7 days ago
Avoiding bruised blues: A few PNW blueberry growers are testing prototype soft-catch harvesters to allow fresh mark… https://t.co/YrZynrcGIA
4 15
7 days ago
Check https://t.co/iP5Va3YeIZ for coverage of the pear industry meetings soon. https://t.co/IWA57Zrdjf
2
7 days ago
Combining mechanical vineyard management techniques can achieve near hand-labor quality for a fraction of the costs… https://t.co/8oFBJCdeJv
8 days ago
Pruning to bud count can boost size and color, says @MSUExtension educator Phill Schwallier. https://t.co/BhaEPdNNLs
1
8 days ago
High-density harvest of tart cherries is possible, but there are roadblocks. See what some Michigan growers and… https://t.co/mjaL9CqR5o
9 10
9 days ago
With industry consolidations and forced adjustments, Northwest Michigan cherry growers have seen better days. https://t.co/q1gjHCiorl
1
9 days ago
Yes, China imports U.S. cherries, but they’re also getting pretty darn good at growing their own, says @MDWhiting o… https://t.co/36QBR0Fj36
1 5
13 days ago
It was a close vote, but a majority of tart cherry growers and processors support renewing marketing order. https://t.co/VzWlCLpz7A
13 days ago
In August, @usapples's annual outlook conference will be held online. Details: https://t.co/DuKK0rdyWt
1 2
14 days ago
Growing cherries is hard. Fortunately, a few industry veterans have some words of advice and encouragement.… https://t.co/kKRqkYThUo
1 1
15 days ago
Apple and pear growers are eligible for direct support from the @usdafsa Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, but d… https://t.co/1nZbXAYaJM
1 7
15 days ago
In the shadow of the coronavirus, produce marketers such as @NWcherrygrowers and @Stemilt scramble to create online… https://t.co/aWzzwJ34cm
1 1
16 days ago
A wine grape virologist @WSU_IAREC encourages growers to bring samples in for virus screening.… https://t.co/44JObvCSEc
17 days ago
Sap beetles take Michigan cherries by surprise. @MSUExtension https://t.co/PlbyJdQsIs https://t.co/AHzD6A5H9z
2 2
17 days ago
Little cherry disease poses a big risk to the PNW cherry industry, so WSU and OSU researchers are working hard to b… https://t.co/SnZVWnrNMA
6 9
17 days ago
Officials don’t want European cherry fruit fly to spread beyond Western New York, but a small cherry industry there… https://t.co/0tppZtqtDV
20 days ago
Washington’s @ChelanFresh and @OneontaSRG awarded funding to supply @USDA Farmers to Families food boxes through ne… https://t.co/KiSe9Kljka
2 7
20 days ago
Meet Alicia Abendroth, our young grower featured in the May 15 issue. Originally from Germany, she co-owns the fami… https://t.co/qVSslVcePX
3
21 days ago
Bunk beds are still allowed in farmworker housing, with conditions, under new Washington state rules. https://t.co/o1GJYVbB15
3
21 days ago
Catch little cherry disease early with good sampling and scouting practices, according to columnists Tianna DuPont… https://t.co/IxWigzpPqd
21 days ago
The challenges of selling cherries in a pandemic are many, but the @NWcherrygrowers team has a plan to adapt to the… https://t.co/t1t1flVHmk
22 days ago
The @NWcherrygrowers convene virtually for annual preseason meeting and call for a 201,500-ton crop.… https://t.co/N40MI8YDlk
1
22 days ago
Tree fruit industry groups have issued guidance to production companies facing protests, walkouts and increased scr… https://t.co/4A5y14eZN7
1 1
22 days ago
Even wineries that prefer hand-picked grapes can use mechanization as a tool to improve vineyard management. See ho… https://t.co/70VFBYqD2m
2
23 days ago
Washington to give out 50,000 free masks to agricultural workers through nonprofit groups. https://t.co/2DARoUdDc5
2 2
23 days ago
No more late nights calculating payroll. Growers such as @ssdurfey and her family turn to phone apps to manage empl… https://t.co/BVRWUJGK2m
2
24 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Hey Twitter, how can the @goodfruitgrower help you as we look ahead to the rest of 2020? What information do you need or wh…
1
24 days ago
Oregon fruit growers have a few extra weeks to prepare for the emergency pandemic rules governing agriculture and l… https://t.co/7qSfVmLCze
24 days ago
Stressed about thinning your apples? Try artificial spur extinction. @plantandfood https://t.co/KTdhEqJ2Ld https://t.co/LpISMQXKHN
3 8
27 days ago
With 100 clone/rootstock combinations and 3600 data vines, the “mother of all Cabernet trials” takes on climate cha… https://t.co/1jw1WpUwUu
8 23
28 days ago
Canadian growers have relied on international farmworkers for decades, but the pandemic put the program in jeopardy… https://t.co/QJPAQ94Wvg
5 4
29 days ago
Agencies and associations roll out information for employers about how to keep farming during coronavirus and still… https://t.co/kONkrnot0T
30 days ago
Sales go on with social distancing as farm markets adapt to coronavirus conditions. @nafdma, @robinetteshttps://t.co/Q1dqWiZsLp
1
31 days ago
The pandemic response shows how people can put politics aside when an emergency threatens. Next year, can the same… https://t.co/bi2VsS2ZdK
2
31 days ago
Get a little dirty and dig a soil pit to find out the true story under your trees with @b_sallato and @WSU_IAREC.… https://t.co/8WSYT1MJAF
1 7
34 days ago
What did the tree fruit industry learn from the first year of FMSA inspections, and how can it prepare for the next… https://t.co/oiNXAbaYg0
2 5
34 days ago
Meet Joel Carter from Summerland, B.C., our young grower featured in the May 1 issue. Joel left a job in finance,… https://t.co/tmy3JCNm1p
2 2
35 days ago
Oregon issues new temporary rules for farming during the pandemic. Banning bunk beds in housing is among the stipul… https://t.co/fXFXPhkmXO
3 2
35 days ago
Own property in WA that was once an orchard? Brace yourself for some historic maps and questions about farming meth… https://t.co/Ow2YtAenmU
2
36 days ago
Washington lawmakers approve new state soil health initiative led by @wsuCSANR and @chadekruger. Growers are encour… https://t.co/LZ1lAjgire
1 1
37 days ago
Roundup made it simple, but grape growers who face pressure to move away from the herbicide need to study up on the… https://t.co/c9NDi1BHbE
1 2
38 days ago
Proposals for @USDA_AMS Farmers to Families Food Box Program due May 1. https://t.co/tHIQoDt34L
1
38 days ago
Researchers at NNII and @WSU_IAREC have been unable to conclusively blame a virus for mysterious tree decline in ce… https://t.co/TLWNCXH6Do
41 days ago
Blueberry blossoms and dandelions are still doing their jobs through the pandemic, and so is the @goodfruitgrower.… https://t.co/3LzFotFF6R
3
41 days ago
A big shout out to the essentials, both growers and their workers, like this crew stretching trellis wire Thursday… https://t.co/WGt8dWjchS
18
42 days ago
IFTA talk focuses on how Italian growers are modernizing their orchards. @iFruitTree https://t.co/CfTWpiLH8K https://t.co/w7PWZugIiy
1
42 days ago
Growers are tapping into West-central Michigan’s potential. @MSUAgBio, @iFruitTree https://t.co/OoHN8dE36D https://t.co/oMvgM5QnlZ
2 1
43 days ago
After testing workers with no symptoms, @Stemilt announces 36 test positive for coronavirus. https://t.co/plTyCTvq0H
1
43 days ago
After X disease takes a big bite out of peach and nectarine acreage, the PNW’s last big grower opts to go it alone… https://t.co/JuchJv9X1v
7
44 days ago
A jury awarded $265 million to a Missouri peach farmer for damages from dicamba drift. Other lawsuits are pending. https://t.co/4REvK4tO6v
2 2
45 days ago
Earwigs control woolly apple aphid and don’t harm the fruit they’re enlisted to protect, according to… https://t.co/E7gU3Gq0PG
1 4
48 days ago
In Washington, @UFWupdates and @FUJWashington have sued the state for not setting clear worker protection rules for… https://t.co/gVPfsivseJ
1 3

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