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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1 day ago
Consider legumes between your trees, say researchers @USUAggies and @WSU_SoilHealth as well as some commercial grow… https://t.co/p6MPWYYpZ1
2 3
3 days ago
Washington grape growers use compost to boost long-term soil health; soil researcher from @WSUWineScience suggests… https://t.co/RhraLI8HzK
3 4
6 days ago
RT @findtj: It’s not too late to join in the first seminar of the WSU-OSU Tree Fruit Extension webinar series at https://t.co/zRrxR3nea8
2
6 days ago
Agriculture is an essential business, even in a pandemic, but it’s anything but business as usual. The… https://t.co/W774LSScK1
3 5
7 days ago
New York growers anticipate a big bloom from Honeycrisp this year. Will they try blossom thinning to minimize bienn… https://t.co/1Df6qlVkV3
1
8 days ago
Little cherry disease is expected to impact potential volume of 2020 cherry crop, @NWcherrygrowers announces:… https://t.co/nxL9dRy4l4
5 7
8 days ago
Wild bees are disappearing from blueberry farms, according to @MSUEntomology research. Learn how to create healthfu… https://t.co/9VH9q0GE96
11 17
8 days ago
Plenty of places to find info about how to run a farm during the coronavirus outbreak. @Stokes_Law @Cornellhttps://t.co/P5zdJJmhnc
1 3
9 days ago
Fruit slows down the growth of young tart cherry trees. @MSU_Extension researcher shows using ethephon early can he… https://t.co/nmgkTKcQIB
13 days ago
Meet Herbie Annala of Hood River, Oregon, our young grower featured in the March 15 issue. Herbie is leading effort… https://t.co/9xh0ZY9WXk
1 2
14 days ago
Entomologist @wsubeeguy continues to breed better honey bees, while new projects and facilities round out the news… https://t.co/gQCJr0C2wY
3 5
15 days ago
Learn pear pruning strategies from some of the best growers in Washington, thanks to @WSUTreeFruitExt's field day.… https://t.co/nVC5QxC6Ph
1
15 days ago
In light of coronavirus, the @USEmbassyMEX has agreed to process pending H-2A visas for returning workers who don’t… https://t.co/EPL9gGg51U
2 2
17 days ago
The @WSDAgov is planning how best to trap, track and eradicate the beehive-destroying Asian giant hornet this year.… https://t.co/idQCegv4Qi
2 4
17 days ago
Blue orchard bees help honey bees with pollination duties in cherries and pears, according to early results from… https://t.co/7d1gZzfiNb
2 6
20 days ago
Coronavirus concerns rattle the fruit industry. Check our web post for updated announcements and info, including… https://t.co/tyzM8jbdTu
3 2
20 days ago
Washington growers try new tricks to curb what may be a codling moth resurgence. https://t.co/2a1jYgoJHZ Plus, tim… https://t.co/5b0aUFvIb0
21 days ago
Arctic airmass aims for Eastern Washington tomorrow, @AgWeatherNet warns. @NWcherrygrowers are on high alert for bu… https://t.co/1BerBEsHfW
5 2
21 days ago
Samurai wasp releases seek to slice down population of brown marmorated stink bug. @MSUExtension @OregonStateExthttps://t.co/dF1bA9Pkfy
1
22 days ago
Keep an eye out for spotted lanternfly. @psuextension’s Heather Leach shares her efforts aimed at managing the inva… https://t.co/2Viyet1Xe9
1 1
23 days ago
Want the flavor of a peach but without the drippy mess? New “neat peach” varieties from the @Rutgers breeding progr… https://t.co/xGH50J4cUc
3
24 days ago
San Jose scale befuddled by pheromones. @MSU_Extension https://t.co/DYMq7r8fzj
1
24 days ago
Ugh, paperwork! Don’t let surveys get you down. They have their reasons, and we have a few ways to help prioritize… https://t.co/w9OkS6G0fc
1
27 days ago
Ever wonder what pear psylla pick-up lines sound like? @DowenJocson in the @CrowderLabWSU has recordings — if you’r… https://t.co/PxBPRxwo3C
7 5
27 days ago
The @WAwinegrowers honors 2019 leadership award winners at its 2020 annual meeting, including growers Mike Sauer, K… https://t.co/JSChwUQZGr
1
27 days ago
RT @Wa_State_Wine: We are sad to announce that @TasteWashington is canceled this year. We appreciate everyone’s support while we’ve been cl…
9
27 days ago
RT @findtj: David Minick was honored with the 2019 Erick Hanson Memorial Grower of the Year award during the Washington Winegrowers luncheo…
1
27 days ago
RT @findtj: Quick correction: these were the 2019 award winners, not the 2020 winners.
1
27 days ago
RT @findtj: Gordon “Gordy” Hill, left, receives the 2020 Grand Vin award during the Washington Winegrowers luncheon on March 5 in Kennewick…
1
28 days ago
RT @findtj: Kent Waliser, left, receives the 2020 Industry Service award during the Washington Winegrowers luncheon on March 5, in Kennewic…
1
28 days ago
RT @findtj: Mike Sauer receives the 2020 Lifetime Achievement award during the Washington Winegrowers luncheon on March 5, in Kennewick, Wa…
1
28 days ago
RT @findtj: Vicky Scharlau, executive director of Washington Winegrowers, welcomes 2020 attendees to the annual industry awards luncheon in…
1
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: @SteMichelle @OregonState @CanoeRidgeWine $8,000 per year to operate a wind machine over 5 years. #WAwinegrowers2020 https:/…
1
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: @SteMichelle @OregonState @CanoeRidgeWine Wind machines are effective but finite tool. They provide a 3-4 degree push. “Most…
2
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: @SteMichelle @OregonState @CanoeRidgeWine “A good site trumps everything. Dave Harmening of Orchard-Rite said about frost co…
1
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: @SteMichelle @OregonState @CanoeRidgeWine People sometimes say they are already mechanizing, and they are. “But there’s alwa…
1
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: @SteMichelle @OregonState @CanoeRidgeWine cut labor costs of shoot thinning in high-tier blocks roughly in half by mechanizi…
1
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: @SteMichelle @OregonState His study did not look at other chores to mechanize. He wants growers to give him ideas. Clark Sea…
1
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: @SteMichelle Mechanizing leaf pulling and harvesting “is kind of a slam dunk,” when it comes to improving profits and liquid…
1
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Mech session moderator Mike Means of @SteMichelle called Thursday the “morning after” sessions, in references to Wednesday n…
1
28 days ago
RT @findtj: Do rootstocks affect wine composition? Jim Harbertson, WSU, gave us his insight following the #WAwinegrowers2020 phylloxera ses…
4
28 days ago
Last day for live coverage from @kprengaman and @findtj #WAwinegrowers2020
28 days ago
More fruit growers are having a bear of a problem with bears damaging trees and destroying beehives. Read more and… https://t.co/K2NN6tu1cC
28 days ago
Vineyard health check draws a crowd on day 2 of the @WAwinegrowers’ annual meeting. #WAwinegrowers2020 Read… https://t.co/GRVcyYozMB
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Analemma Wines in Columbia Gorge farms biodynamically. Workers have cows on the farm and they bury the manure in hollowed ou…
1
28 days ago
RT @findtj: Moving vineyard equipment to/from phylloxera zones? Here’s a how-to slide on cleaning recommendations from @WSU_Vit_Ext https:/…
1
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Hedges Family Estate is a biodynamic wine producer on Red Mountain in Benton City, WA. First release in WA was Hedges in 201…
1
28 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Harbertson is showing us a lot of tables of data and telling us, "there's nothing to see here." He said: '"What we saw was…
1
28 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @WSUWineScience Don't worry through. Melissa Hansen from the @Wa_State_Wine and the @goodfruitgrower archive has us covered…
1
28 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Jim Harbertson from @WSUWineScience shares findings of 1999 rootstock trial on wine making he did with Markus Keller. It's…
2
28 days ago
RT @findtj: @WSU_Vit_Ext — Rootstocks offer many viticultural advantages we currently do not take advantage of.
1
28 days ago
RT @findtj: @WSU_Vit_Ext — Most vine rootstocks are very cold hardy.
1
28 days ago
RT @findtj: The @WSU_Vit_Ext team wears their “Vote Rootstock 2020” endorsement t-shirts during the #WAwinegrowers2020 phylloxera session t…
3
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Organic and biodynamic wines have strict certification processes; natural wines do not, said @HeadStoryteller @Oregonian. #W…
1
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: "A lot of what we’re talking about today is as old as the planet,” said Michael Alberty, wine writer for The Oregonian in Po…
1
28 days ago
And now @SwassRoss is on the scene
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Sitting down for a “non-judgemental” session about natural, biodynamic and organic wines at #WAwinegrowers2020. That’s how m…
1
28 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @WSDAgov Plus we can't forget that giant horror movie hornet. https://t.co/tqVfYjaTgY
2

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 »

Get the Good Fruit Grower app

Cosmic Crisp insights: Hort Show Preview

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

1 day ago
Consider legumes between your trees, say researchers @USUAggies and @WSU_SoilHealth as well as some commercial grow… https://t.co/p6MPWYYpZ1
2 3
3 days ago
Washington grape growers use compost to boost long-term soil health; soil researcher from @WSUWineScience suggests… https://t.co/RhraLI8HzK
3 4
6 days ago
RT @findtj: It’s not too late to join in the first seminar of the WSU-OSU Tree Fruit Extension webinar series at https://t.co/zRrxR3nea8
2
6 days ago
Agriculture is an essential business, even in a pandemic, but it’s anything but business as usual. The… https://t.co/W774LSScK1
3 5
7 days ago
New York growers anticipate a big bloom from Honeycrisp this year. Will they try blossom thinning to minimize bienn… https://t.co/1Df6qlVkV3
1
8 days ago
Little cherry disease is expected to impact potential volume of 2020 cherry crop, @NWcherrygrowers announces:… https://t.co/nxL9dRy4l4
5 7
8 days ago
Wild bees are disappearing from blueberry farms, according to @MSUEntomology research. Learn how to create healthfu… https://t.co/9VH9q0GE96
11 17
8 days ago
Plenty of places to find info about how to run a farm during the coronavirus outbreak. @Stokes_Law @Cornellhttps://t.co/P5zdJJmhnc
1 3
9 days ago
Fruit slows down the growth of young tart cherry trees. @MSU_Extension researcher shows using ethephon early can he… https://t.co/nmgkTKcQIB
13 days ago
Meet Herbie Annala of Hood River, Oregon, our young grower featured in the March 15 issue. Herbie is leading effort… https://t.co/9xh0ZY9WXk
1 2
14 days ago
Entomologist @wsubeeguy continues to breed better honey bees, while new projects and facilities round out the news… https://t.co/gQCJr0C2wY
3 5
15 days ago
Learn pear pruning strategies from some of the best growers in Washington, thanks to @WSUTreeFruitExt's field day.… https://t.co/nVC5QxC6Ph
1
15 days ago
In light of coronavirus, the @USEmbassyMEX has agreed to process pending H-2A visas for returning workers who don’t… https://t.co/EPL9gGg51U
2 2
17 days ago
The @WSDAgov is planning how best to trap, track and eradicate the beehive-destroying Asian giant hornet this year.… https://t.co/idQCegv4Qi
2 4
17 days ago
Blue orchard bees help honey bees with pollination duties in cherries and pears, according to early results from… https://t.co/7d1gZzfiNb
2 6
20 days ago
Coronavirus concerns rattle the fruit industry. Check our web post for updated announcements and info, including… https://t.co/tyzM8jbdTu
3 2
20 days ago
Washington growers try new tricks to curb what may be a codling moth resurgence. https://t.co/2a1jYgoJHZ Plus, tim… https://t.co/5b0aUFvIb0
21 days ago
Arctic airmass aims for Eastern Washington tomorrow, @AgWeatherNet warns. @NWcherrygrowers are on high alert for bu… https://t.co/1BerBEsHfW
5 2
21 days ago
Samurai wasp releases seek to slice down population of brown marmorated stink bug. @MSUExtension @OregonStateExthttps://t.co/dF1bA9Pkfy
1
22 days ago
Keep an eye out for spotted lanternfly. @psuextension’s Heather Leach shares her efforts aimed at managing the inva… https://t.co/2Viyet1Xe9
1 1
23 days ago
Want the flavor of a peach but without the drippy mess? New “neat peach” varieties from the @Rutgers breeding progr… https://t.co/xGH50J4cUc
3
24 days ago
San Jose scale befuddled by pheromones. @MSU_Extension https://t.co/DYMq7r8fzj
1
24 days ago
Ugh, paperwork! Don’t let surveys get you down. They have their reasons, and we have a few ways to help prioritize… https://t.co/w9OkS6G0fc
1
27 days ago
Ever wonder what pear psylla pick-up lines sound like? @DowenJocson in the @CrowderLabWSU has recordings — if you’r… https://t.co/PxBPRxwo3C
7 5
27 days ago
The @WAwinegrowers honors 2019 leadership award winners at its 2020 annual meeting, including growers Mike Sauer, K… https://t.co/JSChwUQZGr
1
27 days ago
RT @Wa_State_Wine: We are sad to announce that @TasteWashington is canceled this year. We appreciate everyone’s support while we’ve been cl…
9
27 days ago
RT @findtj: David Minick was honored with the 2019 Erick Hanson Memorial Grower of the Year award during the Washington Winegrowers luncheo…
1
27 days ago
RT @findtj: Quick correction: these were the 2019 award winners, not the 2020 winners.
1
27 days ago
RT @findtj: Gordon “Gordy” Hill, left, receives the 2020 Grand Vin award during the Washington Winegrowers luncheon on March 5 in Kennewick…
1
28 days ago
RT @findtj: Kent Waliser, left, receives the 2020 Industry Service award during the Washington Winegrowers luncheon on March 5, in Kennewic…
1
28 days ago
RT @findtj: Mike Sauer receives the 2020 Lifetime Achievement award during the Washington Winegrowers luncheon on March 5, in Kennewick, Wa…
1
28 days ago
RT @findtj: Vicky Scharlau, executive director of Washington Winegrowers, welcomes 2020 attendees to the annual industry awards luncheon in…
1
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: @SteMichelle @OregonState @CanoeRidgeWine $8,000 per year to operate a wind machine over 5 years. #WAwinegrowers2020 https:/…
1
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: @SteMichelle @OregonState @CanoeRidgeWine Wind machines are effective but finite tool. They provide a 3-4 degree push. “Most…
2
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: @SteMichelle @OregonState @CanoeRidgeWine “A good site trumps everything. Dave Harmening of Orchard-Rite said about frost co…
1
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: @SteMichelle @OregonState @CanoeRidgeWine People sometimes say they are already mechanizing, and they are. “But there’s alwa…
1
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: @SteMichelle @OregonState @CanoeRidgeWine cut labor costs of shoot thinning in high-tier blocks roughly in half by mechanizi…
1
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: @SteMichelle @OregonState His study did not look at other chores to mechanize. He wants growers to give him ideas. Clark Sea…
1
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: @SteMichelle Mechanizing leaf pulling and harvesting “is kind of a slam dunk,” when it comes to improving profits and liquid…
1
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Mech session moderator Mike Means of @SteMichelle called Thursday the “morning after” sessions, in references to Wednesday n…
1
28 days ago
RT @findtj: Do rootstocks affect wine composition? Jim Harbertson, WSU, gave us his insight following the #WAwinegrowers2020 phylloxera ses…
4
28 days ago
Last day for live coverage from @kprengaman and @findtj #WAwinegrowers2020
28 days ago
More fruit growers are having a bear of a problem with bears damaging trees and destroying beehives. Read more and… https://t.co/K2NN6tu1cC
28 days ago
Vineyard health check draws a crowd on day 2 of the @WAwinegrowers’ annual meeting. #WAwinegrowers2020 Read… https://t.co/GRVcyYozMB
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Analemma Wines in Columbia Gorge farms biodynamically. Workers have cows on the farm and they bury the manure in hollowed ou…
1
28 days ago
RT @findtj: Moving vineyard equipment to/from phylloxera zones? Here’s a how-to slide on cleaning recommendations from @WSU_Vit_Ext https:/…
1
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Hedges Family Estate is a biodynamic wine producer on Red Mountain in Benton City, WA. First release in WA was Hedges in 201…
1
28 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Harbertson is showing us a lot of tables of data and telling us, "there's nothing to see here." He said: '"What we saw was…
1
28 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @WSUWineScience Don't worry through. Melissa Hansen from the @Wa_State_Wine and the @goodfruitgrower archive has us covered…
1
28 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Jim Harbertson from @WSUWineScience shares findings of 1999 rootstock trial on wine making he did with Markus Keller. It's…
2
28 days ago
RT @findtj: @WSU_Vit_Ext — Rootstocks offer many viticultural advantages we currently do not take advantage of.
1
28 days ago
RT @findtj: @WSU_Vit_Ext — Most vine rootstocks are very cold hardy.
1
28 days ago
RT @findtj: The @WSU_Vit_Ext team wears their “Vote Rootstock 2020” endorsement t-shirts during the #WAwinegrowers2020 phylloxera session t…
3
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Organic and biodynamic wines have strict certification processes; natural wines do not, said @HeadStoryteller @Oregonian. #W…
1
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: "A lot of what we’re talking about today is as old as the planet,” said Michael Alberty, wine writer for The Oregonian in Po…
1
28 days ago
And now @SwassRoss is on the scene
28 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Sitting down for a “non-judgemental” session about natural, biodynamic and organic wines at #WAwinegrowers2020. That’s how m…
1
28 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @WSDAgov Plus we can't forget that giant horror movie hornet. https://t.co/tqVfYjaTgY
2

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