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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6 hours ago
Watch Fresh Fruit Robotics' harvester in action during a trial in a Washington orchard last fall.… https://t.co/U8Gl7nkkMG
1 1
7 hours ago
Harvester making headway: Fresh Fruit Robotics’ apple harvester returned to Washington in 2021 as the company conti… https://t.co/8lFwhew8lE
1 4
8 hours ago
2021 saw a shake-up in the race to commercialize an apple harvesting robot, but several new contenders plan to debu… https://t.co/CQSiS0Oesy
2
1 day ago
Codling Moth Summit online Feb. 24. Register now for this in-depth look at codling moth biology and control, presen… https://t.co/42Z9RieTcO
5 5
1 day ago
How can tree fruit growers successfully release beneficial insects for pest control? New @USDA research effort by @… https://t.co/AL8rrHeyDY
1 1
1 day ago
A little luck and a lot of postharvest research by @carotorresdelc of @wsucahnrs show that a plant-derived antioxid… https://t.co/qLikXaH7nJ
5 13
6 days ago
Introducing @AgAID_Institute, a $20 million effort to foster collaboration between computer scientists, ag engineer… https://t.co/94sDKDo0BV
4 10
7 days ago
WineVit Feb 7–10 in Kennewick WA offers Washington's wine grape growers the latest industry updates, research and m… https://t.co/HQXQIxr4Yf
7 days ago
Partnership expands club apple for the Eastern U.S. to the West. https://t.co/m9T4N1PmPd https://t.co/TpIs7jkpIu
1 3
8 days ago
California gift basket company @agiftinside pivots to fresh cherry sales through Amazon. https://t.co/o3QE52jR5c https://t.co/G8KecpQ1su
8 days ago
Michigan, Pennsylvania sales desks now selling New York-grown @SnapDragonApple, @RubyFrostApple.… https://t.co/0btSBukGjM
8 days ago
Researchers continue to survey growers about blueberry pollination methods @WSU_SmallFruits https://t.co/8xr2Q1r0Ie https://t.co/7Jg5IloIc5
2 6
9 days ago
Agricultural Leadership Program developed by the Washington State Tree Fruit Association, @wsucahnrs and @WSDAgov a… https://t.co/cpAF7aMhMC
2 8
9 days ago
High demand and low supply drive nearly $100 price jump for Washington Concords. https://t.co/I2ejo5TYFg https://t.co/br7C3meHlP
2
12 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Frank Zhao, new endowed chair for plant pathology at WSU, gears up for talk on bacterial canker. "I started my job four days…
1
12 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: WSU’s @b_sallato is now discussing nutrients and sweet cherry quality. Most research deals with nutrients and tree health, n…
1
12 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: WSU’s @MDWhiting discussed how his plant-based dispersions, formerly known and cellulose nanocrystals, improve cold resilien…
1
12 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Now, WSU cherry breeder Per McCord, from @WSU_IAREC, shares an update on the program. #CherryInstitute Thousands of new s…
1
12 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Victor Bueno of WA Fruit and Produce is discussing tips for picking at night. #CherryInstitute
1
12 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Jake Gutzwiler said the first stage of heat stress comes from companies harvesting immature fruit to beat coming heat wave.…
1
12 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Researcher @MDWhiting is discussing indirect effects of historic summer heat on cherries. #CherryInstitute
1
12 days ago
RT @kprengaman: On the domestic marketing front, the 2021 season including both in-store display and digital promotions. Online shopping ad…
1
12 days ago
The 2022 #CherryInstitute held Friday in Yakima preceded by systems tour by @MDWhiting of WSU on Thursday.… https://t.co/55aINwrxyT
6
12 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Now, Mike Gempler from Washington Growers League is talking labor. It's important for growers using H-2A to continue to sh…
1
12 days ago
Meet Ellie Rice of Gettysburg PA, our Jan01 #GFGYoungGrower. An 8th-gen grower managing HR & H-2A on the family far… https://t.co/q0ebsvJt0q
1
12 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @NWcherrygrowers @goodfruitgrower B.J. Thurbly reflects on the 2021 crop: covid market challenges, trade wars, and a strong…
1
12 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Snow can't stop the #CherryInstitute by @NWcherrygrowers Although closed mtn passes mean some of the speakers will be zoomi…
1
13 days ago
Some farmworkers don’t favor the wave of overtime mandates intended to help them. @FarmwrkrJustice argues plenty of… https://t.co/OZzI6WPVP9
14 days ago
Northwest Michigan’s cherry farms face high development pressure, but land trusts @GTRLC and @LeelanauConserv are h… https://t.co/Yt0X61bfZp
1
15 days ago
Apple exports face another “tough year” @Washington_Apple @WApplesindia @usapples https://t.co/TydQ3Wha7P https://t.co/oKJJpIFq1S
16 days ago
Breeding Insights, a @USDA_ARS project, brings specialty crop breeders access to bioinformatics and ties to… https://t.co/7uluR37IUZ
4 10
16 days ago
From facial recognition to fungus: A @VitisGen and @USDA_ARS research project uses AI to look for grapevine selecti… https://t.co/sDXL2v0oxL
1
21 days ago
Will a debut pear make consumers happi? That’s the plan with the launch of the Happi Pear from @Stemilt and… https://t.co/h0KIiLpNnI
4 12
22 days ago
Washington’s 100-year-old Chelan Fruit Cooperative acquired by International Farming. https://t.co/keUqrbcfeh
22 days ago
Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission to hold 2022 apple research reviews online Jan. 26 and 27. https://t.co/WSpGiTYKTn
2 3
22 days ago
Wild bees provide an estimated $1 billion benefit to U.S. apple industry, according to recent study by… https://t.co/CeE7YS7Ga9
23 days ago
Food scientists with @WSUSFS and @FIC_OSU put pears to the test for dozens of attributes and consumer preferences t… https://t.co/40PLkNdFnm
2 5
23 days ago
The most popular apple variety in the U.S. has a major storage problem. @CornellCALS, @ccecornellhttps://t.co/Oxzv2jX4hg
2 10
28 days ago
Grim conclusions in @OSUAgSci’s fresh pear enterprise budget: Even high-density doesn’t pay off. @FruitTreeAshleyhttps://t.co/M6WxrpdsOH
3 2
29 days ago
Genetic discoveries from @RosBREED could lead to a better tart cherry. https://t.co/EVLUjgHpIT https://t.co/mijCoshQF8
1 4
30 days ago
Pennsylvania hosting @iFruitTree annual conference Feb. 12–15. https://t.co/9gZNShuyoj
1 4
30 days ago
The Ferguson family’s farm markets and apple orchards keep growing in the Upper Midwest region.… https://t.co/XFrK13qZ2r
1
30 days ago
Drones and satellites are mapping vineyard variability in Michigan. @MSU_NatSci, @CANRatMSU https://t.co/lCJdoX5DLr https://t.co/UjvKXGXPBR
1 3
34 days ago
A virtual tour offered international scientists and @goodfruitgrower readers a chance to visit progressive apple, p… https://t.co/09LijPisVB
3 9
35 days ago
Beating frosty weather to the Cabernet finish line can be a gamble, but Marcus Miller of @AirfieldWines shares how… https://t.co/enl35R5o8y
36 days ago
Rural health care access law in Washington state, supported by tree fruit professionals in @AgForestry, touches on… https://t.co/OwLEMv5z8M
1
36 days ago
Farming is stressful and getting worse, but programs from Skagit County Extension, @FarmAid and @USDA_NIFA aim to h… https://t.co/Ibr2mXvH4M
1 1
37 days ago
Leadership program prepares the next generation for their future roles. @usapples https://t.co/z8WYOYoIvH https://t.co/a02xSN2Mqz
2 5
40 days ago
Robotic carts Burro from @AugeanRobotics and Carry from @FutureAcres vie for grape, fruit industry market.… https://t.co/jhBVPfmtKS
3
41 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: New panel on marketing challenges around environmental stewardship. #glexpo
2
41 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: A panel of MSU experts will now give short- and long-term strategies for climate resilient fruit production. #glexpo
1
41 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Thursday morning #glexpo session on "the elephant in the room": producing fruit in a changing climate.
3
42 days ago
Cosmic Crisp packed a crowd. Here's our wrap on the wrap-up session of #hortshow2021: https://t.co/3dwNEwpzAh
5
42 days ago
Day 2 @GLEXPO morning session covers SWD, nematodes and American brown rot. Here's our wrap: https://t.co/lKFUS2ZJRu
42 days ago
Michigan hort society honored Ed Oxley and the late Larry Gut at the Great Lakes @GLEXPO banquet.… https://t.co/qtIAkU9tiP
1 4
42 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Now Einhorn is talking optimal stub length for renewing apple limbs, which differs according to cultivar. #glexpo
1
42 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: MSU's Todd Einhorn is describing a user-friendly growth rate model to help inform thinning decisions. #glexpo
1
42 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: MSU's Anna Wallis and grower Phil Schwallier are talking about Metamitron and ACC thinning trials. #glexpo
1
42 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Carolina Torres of WSU discussing greasiness: sort of a mystery how it develops, especially in the orchard. #hortshow2021
1

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 »

6 hours ago
Watch Fresh Fruit Robotics' harvester in action during a trial in a Washington orchard last fall.… https://t.co/U8Gl7nkkMG
1 1
7 hours ago
Harvester making headway: Fresh Fruit Robotics’ apple harvester returned to Washington in 2021 as the company conti… https://t.co/8lFwhew8lE
1 4
8 hours ago
2021 saw a shake-up in the race to commercialize an apple harvesting robot, but several new contenders plan to debu… https://t.co/CQSiS0Oesy
2
1 day ago
Codling Moth Summit online Feb. 24. Register now for this in-depth look at codling moth biology and control, presen… https://t.co/42Z9RieTcO
5 5
1 day ago
How can tree fruit growers successfully release beneficial insects for pest control? New @USDA research effort by @… https://t.co/AL8rrHeyDY
1 1
1 day ago
A little luck and a lot of postharvest research by @carotorresdelc of @wsucahnrs show that a plant-derived antioxid… https://t.co/qLikXaH7nJ
5 13
6 days ago
Introducing @AgAID_Institute, a $20 million effort to foster collaboration between computer scientists, ag engineer… https://t.co/94sDKDo0BV
4 10
7 days ago
WineVit Feb 7–10 in Kennewick WA offers Washington's wine grape growers the latest industry updates, research and m… https://t.co/HQXQIxr4Yf
7 days ago
Partnership expands club apple for the Eastern U.S. to the West. https://t.co/m9T4N1PmPd https://t.co/TpIs7jkpIu
1 3
8 days ago
California gift basket company @agiftinside pivots to fresh cherry sales through Amazon. https://t.co/o3QE52jR5c https://t.co/G8KecpQ1su
8 days ago
Michigan, Pennsylvania sales desks now selling New York-grown @SnapDragonApple, @RubyFrostApple.… https://t.co/0btSBukGjM
8 days ago
Researchers continue to survey growers about blueberry pollination methods @WSU_SmallFruits https://t.co/8xr2Q1r0Ie https://t.co/7Jg5IloIc5
2 6
9 days ago
Agricultural Leadership Program developed by the Washington State Tree Fruit Association, @wsucahnrs and @WSDAgov a… https://t.co/cpAF7aMhMC
2 8
9 days ago
High demand and low supply drive nearly $100 price jump for Washington Concords. https://t.co/I2ejo5TYFg https://t.co/br7C3meHlP
2
12 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Frank Zhao, new endowed chair for plant pathology at WSU, gears up for talk on bacterial canker. "I started my job four days…
1
12 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: WSU’s @b_sallato is now discussing nutrients and sweet cherry quality. Most research deals with nutrients and tree health, n…
1
12 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: WSU’s @MDWhiting discussed how his plant-based dispersions, formerly known and cellulose nanocrystals, improve cold resilien…
1
12 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Now, WSU cherry breeder Per McCord, from @WSU_IAREC, shares an update on the program. #CherryInstitute Thousands of new s…
1
12 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Victor Bueno of WA Fruit and Produce is discussing tips for picking at night. #CherryInstitute
1
12 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Jake Gutzwiler said the first stage of heat stress comes from companies harvesting immature fruit to beat coming heat wave.…
1
12 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Researcher @MDWhiting is discussing indirect effects of historic summer heat on cherries. #CherryInstitute
1
12 days ago
RT @kprengaman: On the domestic marketing front, the 2021 season including both in-store display and digital promotions. Online shopping ad…
1
12 days ago
The 2022 #CherryInstitute held Friday in Yakima preceded by systems tour by @MDWhiting of WSU on Thursday.… https://t.co/55aINwrxyT
6
12 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Now, Mike Gempler from Washington Growers League is talking labor. It's important for growers using H-2A to continue to sh…
1
12 days ago
Meet Ellie Rice of Gettysburg PA, our Jan01 #GFGYoungGrower. An 8th-gen grower managing HR & H-2A on the family far… https://t.co/q0ebsvJt0q
1
12 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @NWcherrygrowers @goodfruitgrower B.J. Thurbly reflects on the 2021 crop: covid market challenges, trade wars, and a strong…
1
12 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Snow can't stop the #CherryInstitute by @NWcherrygrowers Although closed mtn passes mean some of the speakers will be zoomi…
1
13 days ago
Some farmworkers don’t favor the wave of overtime mandates intended to help them. @FarmwrkrJustice argues plenty of… https://t.co/OZzI6WPVP9
14 days ago
Northwest Michigan’s cherry farms face high development pressure, but land trusts @GTRLC and @LeelanauConserv are h… https://t.co/Yt0X61bfZp
1
15 days ago
Apple exports face another “tough year” @Washington_Apple @WApplesindia @usapples https://t.co/TydQ3Wha7P https://t.co/oKJJpIFq1S
16 days ago
Breeding Insights, a @USDA_ARS project, brings specialty crop breeders access to bioinformatics and ties to… https://t.co/7uluR37IUZ
4 10
16 days ago
From facial recognition to fungus: A @VitisGen and @USDA_ARS research project uses AI to look for grapevine selecti… https://t.co/sDXL2v0oxL
1
21 days ago
Will a debut pear make consumers happi? That’s the plan with the launch of the Happi Pear from @Stemilt and… https://t.co/h0KIiLpNnI
4 12
22 days ago
Washington’s 100-year-old Chelan Fruit Cooperative acquired by International Farming. https://t.co/keUqrbcfeh
22 days ago
Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission to hold 2022 apple research reviews online Jan. 26 and 27. https://t.co/WSpGiTYKTn
2 3
22 days ago
Wild bees provide an estimated $1 billion benefit to U.S. apple industry, according to recent study by… https://t.co/CeE7YS7Ga9
23 days ago
Food scientists with @WSUSFS and @FIC_OSU put pears to the test for dozens of attributes and consumer preferences t… https://t.co/40PLkNdFnm
2 5
23 days ago
The most popular apple variety in the U.S. has a major storage problem. @CornellCALS, @ccecornellhttps://t.co/Oxzv2jX4hg
2 10
28 days ago
Grim conclusions in @OSUAgSci’s fresh pear enterprise budget: Even high-density doesn’t pay off. @FruitTreeAshleyhttps://t.co/M6WxrpdsOH
3 2
29 days ago
Genetic discoveries from @RosBREED could lead to a better tart cherry. https://t.co/EVLUjgHpIT https://t.co/mijCoshQF8
1 4
30 days ago
Pennsylvania hosting @iFruitTree annual conference Feb. 12–15. https://t.co/9gZNShuyoj
1 4
30 days ago
The Ferguson family’s farm markets and apple orchards keep growing in the Upper Midwest region.… https://t.co/XFrK13qZ2r
1
30 days ago
Drones and satellites are mapping vineyard variability in Michigan. @MSU_NatSci, @CANRatMSU https://t.co/lCJdoX5DLr https://t.co/UjvKXGXPBR
1 3
34 days ago
A virtual tour offered international scientists and @goodfruitgrower readers a chance to visit progressive apple, p… https://t.co/09LijPisVB
3 9
35 days ago
Beating frosty weather to the Cabernet finish line can be a gamble, but Marcus Miller of @AirfieldWines shares how… https://t.co/enl35R5o8y
36 days ago
Rural health care access law in Washington state, supported by tree fruit professionals in @AgForestry, touches on… https://t.co/OwLEMv5z8M
1
36 days ago
Farming is stressful and getting worse, but programs from Skagit County Extension, @FarmAid and @USDA_NIFA aim to h… https://t.co/Ibr2mXvH4M
1 1
37 days ago
Leadership program prepares the next generation for their future roles. @usapples https://t.co/z8WYOYoIvH https://t.co/a02xSN2Mqz
2 5
40 days ago
Robotic carts Burro from @AugeanRobotics and Carry from @FutureAcres vie for grape, fruit industry market.… https://t.co/jhBVPfmtKS
3
41 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: New panel on marketing challenges around environmental stewardship. #glexpo
2
41 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: A panel of MSU experts will now give short- and long-term strategies for climate resilient fruit production. #glexpo
1
41 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Thursday morning #glexpo session on "the elephant in the room": producing fruit in a changing climate.
3
42 days ago
Cosmic Crisp packed a crowd. Here's our wrap on the wrap-up session of #hortshow2021: https://t.co/3dwNEwpzAh
5
42 days ago
Day 2 @GLEXPO morning session covers SWD, nematodes and American brown rot. Here's our wrap: https://t.co/lKFUS2ZJRu
42 days ago
Michigan hort society honored Ed Oxley and the late Larry Gut at the Great Lakes @GLEXPO banquet.… https://t.co/qtIAkU9tiP
1 4
42 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Now Einhorn is talking optimal stub length for renewing apple limbs, which differs according to cultivar. #glexpo
1
42 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: MSU's Todd Einhorn is describing a user-friendly growth rate model to help inform thinning decisions. #glexpo
1
42 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: MSU's Anna Wallis and grower Phil Schwallier are talking about Metamitron and ACC thinning trials. #glexpo
1
42 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Carolina Torres of WSU discussing greasiness: sort of a mystery how it develops, especially in the orchard. #hortshow2021
1

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