2016 WASHINGTON STATE HORT SHOW
We will be covering the 112th Washington State Tree Fruit Association Annual Meeting and Northwest Hort Expo on December 5-7, 2016, at the Wenatchee Convention Center.

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16 hours ago
Cornell fruit tour shows computer vision is coming. @ccecornell https://t.co/5BSgYKrSbF
2
17 hours ago
At @Twomountain winery in Washington, technology helps make irrigation practices more sustainable. Grower Patrick R… https://t.co/nD5jTDV9A8
1 3
1 day ago
Drones in the air, radar underground to map tart cherry trees. @brunobasso1 https://t.co/evqmv85igc https://t.co/vayoxFcmdu
3
2 days ago
Meet Leticia Trejo of Bridgeport WA, our Aug. young grower. She earned a degree in ag food systems and now works in… https://t.co/fg4K9b7Cfp
1 11
6 days ago
East Wenatchee orchardist to sell out after @USDOL debars company from H-2A hiring. https://t.co/9S9OjksnWB
6 days ago
Automated sprayers are entering the commercial tree fruit business. Get an inside look at @GussAutomationhttps://t.co/KvqdW0zBow
1
8 days ago
Could a collaborative model improve the outcomes for ag tech startups and the growers who need them? Dan Maycock of… https://t.co/py1Ny7HSd1
3
9 days ago
The path from research prototype at @WazzuCpaas to commercial product gets a boost from @Wa_State_Wine.… https://t.co/BzpOerodGj
13 days ago
To ensure a consistent crop, @Riveridge is covering its sweet cherries. https://t.co/FjVni52qLm https://t.co/u9hySZzuP2
1 3
15 days ago
Our editor, @kprengaman, goes back to school for Vit Intern training organized by @WSU_Vit_Ext and @WSUWineSciencehttps://t.co/AK51uYcNQb
1 2
20 days ago
Day 3 of the @FruitTree Summer Study Tour split up for pears and cherries. https://t.co/mIr47CLUWS
1 1
20 days ago
There’s a textbook way to respond to viruses, but not all growers think they can afford it. John Byers of The Dalle… https://t.co/He53jqpyGZ
1
20 days ago
With X disease, growers say it pays to be proactive. https://t.co/mtKvnlz0Di https://t.co/g8w6x6tsIf
2 1
21 days ago
RT @iFruitTree: Rudy Prey, Jr in new V planting of Hapi® pears. He plants them straight, and after 2-3 years, will work the angle in by tyi…
2
21 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Kyle Mathison of @Stemilt shares his philosophy of moon cherries - high elevation, late harvesting cherries - with the @iFr…
3
21 days ago
Day 2 of @iFruitTree's Summer Study Tour highlighted Honeycrisp and vigor management in the fertile soils of Quincy… https://t.co/cihnlaMU6Q
1
21 days ago
RT @kprengaman: High elevation cherries overlooking the Columbia River. While we at @iFruitTree enjoy the view, you can read about it from…
2
21 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Grower Joe Wiggs, in black, says not to plant in east-west rows like he did in this block of Rainier on Gi 6. The left side…
4
21 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Blush cherries (Skylar Rae) await harvest - probably tomorrow - in Wenatchee Heights. Grower Joe Wiggs says he pays workers…
2
21 days ago
RT @kprengaman: It takes specialized equipment to harvest efficiently in 6’ rows. Grower Dale Goldy demonstrates his picking train, while @…
2
21 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Selfie for scale (and to soak up some mist cooling) 🤣 @iFruitTree stops at an 3’x6’ apple planting that gets into productio…
2
22 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Shade netting protects apples fruit sunburn and @iFruitTree tour groups for heat. But pulling back the nets 7-14 days befor…
4
22 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Post-lunch tour of the new Starr Ranch packing line in Quincy, installed in 2020. These defect sorters catch everything, sa…
2
22 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Next stop: Scott McDougall discusses retractable netting and how it helps to balance sunburn protection and color in Honeyc…
4
22 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Kicking off @iFruitTree day 2 with the Karstedder family in Quincy, talking per bin costs and navigating new tech. https://…
2
22 days ago
Looking for new blueberries to plant? Here’s a helpful list. https://t.co/BoAtT7noNF https://t.co/DFFLRFDe7Z
6
22 days ago
The @iFruitTree Summer Study Tour got underway in Central WA on Monday with a look at Cosmic Crisp, cherries and cr… https://t.co/eXR7GLgChd
1
22 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Topics included rootstock selection, training, and crop load management, led by Garrett Henry, area manager for Douglas Ag…
1
22 days ago
RT @kprengaman: At the Smart Orchard site, it’s all about sensors. And the connectivity needed to use them. But I had no cell signal at the…
1
22 days ago
See the sights with @goodruitgrower's @kprengaman, @findtj and @SwassRoss as they go on the road with @iFruitTree o… https://t.co/mLWqHIg1OE
1 1
23 days ago
RT @iFruitTree: A huge thank you to Cameron Nursery for hosting a great lunch and for showing off your root stock production. #ifruittree h…
2
27 days ago
Owners of @FamilyTreeFarms taste their varieties weekly to help guide development decisions. https://t.co/ArifMDtGjG https://t.co/cXpobYoFZQ
1
27 days ago
Reedley, California, producer @FamilyTreeFarms invests in efficiencies to keep stone fruit profitable.… https://t.co/Qbz8YHo1mS
2 9
29 days ago
It costs a lot more to grow a cherry today than it used to. A new report from @wsucahnrs economists breaks down the… https://t.co/69zWmOOaCC
3 6
30 days ago
Mount Adams Fruit purchases Hood River portion of Stadelman Fruit’s pear operations. https://t.co/shDxwIL5pT
33 days ago
Meet Ty Muxlow of Kingsburg CA, our July young grower. As a third-gen grower on his family's farm, he helped plant… https://t.co/y1PFzPM70h
4
34 days ago
On their Pennsylvania tour, @iFruitTree shows peaches are following apples toward high-density plantings.… https://t.co/78dbg9fnVs
1
35 days ago
Michigan growers can hear about the latest in CA and refrigerated storage at @CANRatMSU’s biannual storage clinic i… https://t.co/UvtciVultZ
36 days ago
They may be small, but @blueberries aim to take over the world. https://t.co/OA4L3zvm1Z https://t.co/uVOhevhxN8
1 6
36 days ago
A demo day put on by @GrapeResearch and @ASEVtweets showed what’s possible and what’s to come in precision viticult… https://t.co/zShgDalwM1
1 9
43 days ago
Early-season trapping and well-timed sprays set up mating disruption for success, according to codling moth experts… https://t.co/r05aXeRhBd
3 4
43 days ago
Experts such as @BugCatchrAdrian and @TreceInc riff on cultural controls of codling moth. https://t.co/MekHDFlf8s https://t.co/9LqsG6hngd
1
44 days ago
Fruit size for @NWcherrygrowers cherries is indeed larger this year, even if there aren’t nearly enough of them. https://t.co/w8eDjuP7hx
1
47 days ago
A webinar hosted by @NCAEonline aims to answer growers’ questions about farmworker tax issues. https://t.co/OHSFiR8zv7
1
48 days ago
Washington’s largest winery, @SteMichelle, consolidates all wine production to Eastern Washington. https://t.co/oufkHcvo3R
48 days ago
Some of the first vineyards to earn Sustainable WA certification — including @RockyPondWinery, @Twomountain and… https://t.co/tP2upDcJ5K
3
50 days ago
CSAs had a hard time keeping up with pandemic demand. @wickham Farms, @HollabaughBros https://t.co/4JEMZ4APk0 https://t.co/tjdPztmiut
2
55 days ago
Every block should be making money: Three longtime growers share advice on assessing profitability and successful r… https://t.co/ReU8Yc3Xr2
1 1
57 days ago
WSU’s @AgWeatherNet paves the way for integration of private weather stations. https://t.co/HJlyZwlOdK https://t.co/EPq9Vhc8YL
3 1
61 days ago
Congratulations to the 2022 @WAEF_ORG scholarship recipients! https://t.co/95I1ifP9PE
2
62 days ago
RT @iFruitTree: Register Now! Hotel Room Blocks End June 25th $675 Registration $975 with 2 hotel nights in Wenatchee (register by June 25…
1
62 days ago
Conference from @CANRatMSU aims to elevate Michigan wine from the ground up. https://t.co/lQnZlHSvY8
62 days ago
Like Honeycrisp? Here’s the backstory. @UMNews https://t.co/CGyd6izqCL https://t.co/vGNcSJECSY
1 1
63 days ago
Minnesota fruit breeding punches above its weight. Here’s why. @UMNews https://t.co/MAMyH04osL https://t.co/hYQIhsaBq2
2 3
64 days ago
One Community Health in Hood River, Oregon, rolls out RV clinic for farms and their workers. https://t.co/4vhqDoXxEz https://t.co/zHgqqbAyTB
2
68 days ago
Meet Adam & John Paul Baugher of Aspers PA. They are part of the 5th gen running their family farm and nursery. "We… https://t.co/nYHPFwgof6
1
69 days ago
2021 had record heat. 2022 is off to a record cool start. Growers, field reps and researchers such as @MDWhiting re… https://t.co/YgX4UjTPV2
2
70 days ago
It takes time and patience, but @WSDAgov sees great protentional in developing international markets for Washington… https://t.co/pPvNFiDWlR
2 2
70 days ago
Cherries of the future are growing at @WSU_IAREC orchards today. The WSU breeding program team (along with industry… https://t.co/WTzkjO16VV
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Watch this year's Hort Show video summaries

WSTFA annual meeting — Wednesday wrapup

Day two of the WSTFA annual meeting, afternoon summary - Video

Day two of the WSTFA annual meeting, morning summary – Videos

Wrapping up day one of the WSTFA annual meeting – Video

Day 1, Washington hort show, morning summary - Video

Sessions engage Spanish speakers: Hort Show Preview

Spanish presentation topics at WSTFA annual meeting range from pesticide handling to economics. Read More »

A succession story: 2016 Growers of the year

Bill and Mark Zirkle credit teamwork for company’s growth and fruitful legacy. Read More »

Diversity wins: 2016 Growers of the year

Blueberries, wine grapes are among Zirkle Fruit’s most recent endeavors. Read More »

Communication is key for Zirkle sales team : 2016 Growers of the year

Staying ahead Read More »

Mega-trends in produce: Hort Show Preview

Wal-Mart executive explains why growers are now serving "purposeful" consumers. Read More »

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Cosmic Crisp insights: Hort Show Preview

Washington beefs up education ahead of plantings of new variety. Read More »

16 hours ago
Cornell fruit tour shows computer vision is coming. @ccecornell https://t.co/5BSgYKrSbF
2
17 hours ago
At @Twomountain winery in Washington, technology helps make irrigation practices more sustainable. Grower Patrick R… https://t.co/nD5jTDV9A8
1 3
1 day ago
Drones in the air, radar underground to map tart cherry trees. @brunobasso1 https://t.co/evqmv85igc https://t.co/vayoxFcmdu
3
2 days ago
Meet Leticia Trejo of Bridgeport WA, our Aug. young grower. She earned a degree in ag food systems and now works in… https://t.co/fg4K9b7Cfp
1 11
6 days ago
East Wenatchee orchardist to sell out after @USDOL debars company from H-2A hiring. https://t.co/9S9OjksnWB
6 days ago
Automated sprayers are entering the commercial tree fruit business. Get an inside look at @GussAutomationhttps://t.co/KvqdW0zBow
1
8 days ago
Could a collaborative model improve the outcomes for ag tech startups and the growers who need them? Dan Maycock of… https://t.co/py1Ny7HSd1
3
9 days ago
The path from research prototype at @WazzuCpaas to commercial product gets a boost from @Wa_State_Wine.… https://t.co/BzpOerodGj
13 days ago
To ensure a consistent crop, @Riveridge is covering its sweet cherries. https://t.co/FjVni52qLm https://t.co/u9hySZzuP2
1 3
15 days ago
Our editor, @kprengaman, goes back to school for Vit Intern training organized by @WSU_Vit_Ext and @WSUWineSciencehttps://t.co/AK51uYcNQb
1 2
20 days ago
Day 3 of the @FruitTree Summer Study Tour split up for pears and cherries. https://t.co/mIr47CLUWS
1 1
20 days ago
There’s a textbook way to respond to viruses, but not all growers think they can afford it. John Byers of The Dalle… https://t.co/He53jqpyGZ
1
20 days ago
With X disease, growers say it pays to be proactive. https://t.co/mtKvnlz0Di https://t.co/g8w6x6tsIf
2 1
21 days ago
RT @iFruitTree: Rudy Prey, Jr in new V planting of Hapi® pears. He plants them straight, and after 2-3 years, will work the angle in by tyi…
2
21 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Kyle Mathison of @Stemilt shares his philosophy of moon cherries - high elevation, late harvesting cherries - with the @iFr…
3
21 days ago
Day 2 of @iFruitTree's Summer Study Tour highlighted Honeycrisp and vigor management in the fertile soils of Quincy… https://t.co/cihnlaMU6Q
1
21 days ago
RT @kprengaman: High elevation cherries overlooking the Columbia River. While we at @iFruitTree enjoy the view, you can read about it from…
2
21 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Grower Joe Wiggs, in black, says not to plant in east-west rows like he did in this block of Rainier on Gi 6. The left side…
4
21 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Blush cherries (Skylar Rae) await harvest - probably tomorrow - in Wenatchee Heights. Grower Joe Wiggs says he pays workers…
2
21 days ago
RT @kprengaman: It takes specialized equipment to harvest efficiently in 6’ rows. Grower Dale Goldy demonstrates his picking train, while @…
2
21 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Selfie for scale (and to soak up some mist cooling) 🤣 @iFruitTree stops at an 3’x6’ apple planting that gets into productio…
2
22 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Shade netting protects apples fruit sunburn and @iFruitTree tour groups for heat. But pulling back the nets 7-14 days befor…
4
22 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Post-lunch tour of the new Starr Ranch packing line in Quincy, installed in 2020. These defect sorters catch everything, sa…
2
22 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Next stop: Scott McDougall discusses retractable netting and how it helps to balance sunburn protection and color in Honeyc…
4
22 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Kicking off @iFruitTree day 2 with the Karstedder family in Quincy, talking per bin costs and navigating new tech. https://…
2
22 days ago
Looking for new blueberries to plant? Here’s a helpful list. https://t.co/BoAtT7noNF https://t.co/DFFLRFDe7Z
6
22 days ago
The @iFruitTree Summer Study Tour got underway in Central WA on Monday with a look at Cosmic Crisp, cherries and cr… https://t.co/eXR7GLgChd
1
22 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Topics included rootstock selection, training, and crop load management, led by Garrett Henry, area manager for Douglas Ag…
1
22 days ago
RT @kprengaman: At the Smart Orchard site, it’s all about sensors. And the connectivity needed to use them. But I had no cell signal at the…
1
22 days ago
See the sights with @goodruitgrower's @kprengaman, @findtj and @SwassRoss as they go on the road with @iFruitTree o… https://t.co/mLWqHIg1OE
1 1
23 days ago
RT @iFruitTree: A huge thank you to Cameron Nursery for hosting a great lunch and for showing off your root stock production. #ifruittree h…
2
27 days ago
Owners of @FamilyTreeFarms taste their varieties weekly to help guide development decisions. https://t.co/ArifMDtGjG https://t.co/cXpobYoFZQ
1
27 days ago
Reedley, California, producer @FamilyTreeFarms invests in efficiencies to keep stone fruit profitable.… https://t.co/Qbz8YHo1mS
2 9
29 days ago
It costs a lot more to grow a cherry today than it used to. A new report from @wsucahnrs economists breaks down the… https://t.co/69zWmOOaCC
3 6
30 days ago
Mount Adams Fruit purchases Hood River portion of Stadelman Fruit’s pear operations. https://t.co/shDxwIL5pT
33 days ago
Meet Ty Muxlow of Kingsburg CA, our July young grower. As a third-gen grower on his family's farm, he helped plant… https://t.co/y1PFzPM70h
4
34 days ago
On their Pennsylvania tour, @iFruitTree shows peaches are following apples toward high-density plantings.… https://t.co/78dbg9fnVs
1
35 days ago
Michigan growers can hear about the latest in CA and refrigerated storage at @CANRatMSU’s biannual storage clinic i… https://t.co/UvtciVultZ
36 days ago
They may be small, but @blueberries aim to take over the world. https://t.co/OA4L3zvm1Z https://t.co/uVOhevhxN8
1 6
36 days ago
A demo day put on by @GrapeResearch and @ASEVtweets showed what’s possible and what’s to come in precision viticult… https://t.co/zShgDalwM1
1 9
43 days ago
Early-season trapping and well-timed sprays set up mating disruption for success, according to codling moth experts… https://t.co/r05aXeRhBd
3 4
43 days ago
Experts such as @BugCatchrAdrian and @TreceInc riff on cultural controls of codling moth. https://t.co/MekHDFlf8s https://t.co/9LqsG6hngd
1
44 days ago
Fruit size for @NWcherrygrowers cherries is indeed larger this year, even if there aren’t nearly enough of them. https://t.co/w8eDjuP7hx
1
47 days ago
A webinar hosted by @NCAEonline aims to answer growers’ questions about farmworker tax issues. https://t.co/OHSFiR8zv7
1
48 days ago
Washington’s largest winery, @SteMichelle, consolidates all wine production to Eastern Washington. https://t.co/oufkHcvo3R
48 days ago
Some of the first vineyards to earn Sustainable WA certification — including @RockyPondWinery, @Twomountain and… https://t.co/tP2upDcJ5K
3
50 days ago
CSAs had a hard time keeping up with pandemic demand. @wickham Farms, @HollabaughBros https://t.co/4JEMZ4APk0 https://t.co/tjdPztmiut
2
55 days ago
Every block should be making money: Three longtime growers share advice on assessing profitability and successful r… https://t.co/ReU8Yc3Xr2
1 1
57 days ago
WSU’s @AgWeatherNet paves the way for integration of private weather stations. https://t.co/HJlyZwlOdK https://t.co/EPq9Vhc8YL
3 1
61 days ago
Congratulations to the 2022 @WAEF_ORG scholarship recipients! https://t.co/95I1ifP9PE
2
62 days ago
RT @iFruitTree: Register Now! Hotel Room Blocks End June 25th $675 Registration $975 with 2 hotel nights in Wenatchee (register by June 25…
1
62 days ago
Conference from @CANRatMSU aims to elevate Michigan wine from the ground up. https://t.co/lQnZlHSvY8
62 days ago
Like Honeycrisp? Here’s the backstory. @UMNews https://t.co/CGyd6izqCL https://t.co/vGNcSJECSY
1 1
63 days ago
Minnesota fruit breeding punches above its weight. Here’s why. @UMNews https://t.co/MAMyH04osL https://t.co/hYQIhsaBq2
2 3
64 days ago
One Community Health in Hood River, Oregon, rolls out RV clinic for farms and their workers. https://t.co/4vhqDoXxEz https://t.co/zHgqqbAyTB
2
68 days ago
Meet Adam & John Paul Baugher of Aspers PA. They are part of the 5th gen running their family farm and nursery. "We… https://t.co/nYHPFwgof6
1
69 days ago
2021 had record heat. 2022 is off to a record cool start. Growers, field reps and researchers such as @MDWhiting re… https://t.co/YgX4UjTPV2
2
70 days ago
It takes time and patience, but @WSDAgov sees great protentional in developing international markets for Washington… https://t.co/pPvNFiDWlR
2 2
70 days ago
Cherries of the future are growing at @WSU_IAREC orchards today. The WSU breeding program team (along with industry… https://t.co/WTzkjO16VV
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