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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2 days ago
Meet Crystal Aguilar from Zillah, WA, our #GFGYoungGrower featured in the August 2020 issue. Crystal first pursued… https://t.co/gZ1bpgOnIw
4
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Only branch worth growing on a Fuji tree is pointing down.
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Lots of buds for next year.
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Perfect time for breaking branches at first green tip, he said.
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: It looks like fire blight, but it's from breaking the branches to tip them, Nyblad explained.
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Bill Nyblad is talking biax Fuji, HC and Gala on nic29.
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Dan Dietrich calls Jonagolds "Gonagolds" - as in they'll be gone soon because they are not selling.
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: A caravan of (mostly) trucks just drove through three different orchards. Different kind of tour this year.
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Branches did well on G11. Upcutting was recommended.
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Dan Nyblad is talking about a 2013 planting of G11 and Bud9 Gala.
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Phil Schwallier said a wave of growers try to grow their own trees every 20 years or so, but it only works out for 5% o…
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Kober tried "plant in place"' but he's waiting to see how it turns out before planting another block.
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Michigan Pomesters 9th annual Ridgefest about to start at Kober Fruit. Randy Kober will start with his Nic.29 block.
2
3 days ago
Our own @milkovich_matt went to an actual field day today! Here's what happened...
4 days ago
Chile to accept blueberry imports from U.S. West Coast. @USDA_APHIS @Blueberrynewsro https://t.co/vJTJH32KL6
1
4 days ago
Upgrade your airblast? New smart sprayer technology developed with @USDA_ARS technology scans the canopy and adjust… https://t.co/JUrHtLEmcs
2
5 days ago
Crop estimation sensor developed by @CRLBots takes steps toward commercialization with trials by @CollabWine and ot… https://t.co/uay7PPTapQ
1 4
6 days ago
Research from the French horticulture institute, @_Ctifl, shows promise for new mechanical fruitlet thinner, especi… https://t.co/JUwqoDeJPj
4
10 days ago
Short crop from @NWcherrygrowers may not be so short after all. https://t.co/mQgv7Mdhk4 https://t.co/NKRqMVX0k4
10 days ago
The owners of Sicily’s @Santatresa vineyard turned heads when they turned to organic methods to grow wine grapes on… https://t.co/bmnxePCgQ0
2 2
12 days ago
Blueberries still rely on sprays to combat SWD, but research in cultural controls and other alternatives shows prom… https://t.co/dQJiekvybL
1 1
17 days ago
Foundation attached to worker advocacy group gives away prepaid debit cards to undocumented workers. @UFWFhttps://t.co/ZJLbk3j8js
1 4
17 days ago
Oddly shaped trees can blame their genes, but growers might someday benefit from them, according to @PlantDoctorC f… https://t.co/DKQG9WznTk
6 15
18 days ago
Oh joy! @USDA_ARS releases new Joy peaches for the Southeast’s changing climate. https://t.co/IGZ61Wake3 https://t.co/p2V9HMA0rZ
1 4
19 days ago
Grant boosts @michiganstateu peach breeding. https://t.co/pXr2fD3ruG https://t.co/yHhpIMNV41
1 3
20 days ago
With its annual luncheon out of the question, @WAEF_ORG created a video to celebrate this year’s scholarship studen… https://t.co/yxTlKZbgiu
1 1
24 days ago
WSTFA annual scholarship golf tournament scheduled August 25 in East Wenatchee. https://t.co/assnl5IlMC
24 days ago
The “blue wave” will surge even higher as large blueberry plantings, such as one massive project in Eastern Washing… https://t.co/WTWoIZuwud
1 4
25 days ago
Just like apples, blueberries are now eligible for federal @usdafsa coronavirus financial aid. https://t.co/7xLJeFwaOp
1 1
26 days ago
The coronavirus has claimed another event. @FruitTree has canceled the Italy tour that was scheduled for November t… https://t.co/VDmKQ6sAke
26 days ago
The Zirkle blueberry harvest ruling has agricultural employer groups even more convinced that prevailing wage surve… https://t.co/hjEUHaaLsk
2
27 days ago
Consider this for your coronavirus trainings: Washington health firm @providence releases videos, photos that demon… https://t.co/upFRyK1gOi
3
31 days ago
The @USDA says apple growers qualify for CFAP funds after industry appeal from @usapples and others. https://t.co/oQjykWfS0Y
4 5
31 days ago
Labor walkouts over workplace conditions related to coronavirus fears disrupt operations at seven Yakima area wareh… https://t.co/TiHuBC1gzq
31 days ago
Fruit packers have made systematic changes to adjust to operations under the coronavirus pandemic.… https://t.co/wn2cfb7gBA
1
33 days ago
Even for events months in the future, backup plans are the new normal for the fruit industry under the coronavirus… https://t.co/20Fau38umc
2 3
38 days ago
Hold on to your Anjous! The Northwest pear industry approves stricter standards on Anjou quality to cut back on har… https://t.co/ve2q7oKHB6
2
39 days ago
WSU and managers of @thecosmiccrisp sue nursery for illegal propagation of WA 38 trees. https://t.co/LtMyPgQomS
1
39 days ago
Washington’s @ChelanFresh and @OneontaSRG awarded funding to supply Farmers to Families food boxes through @USDA co… https://t.co/rYYHQezfuI
1 2
40 days ago
Virtual cherry field day from @WSUTreeFruitExt and @OregonStateExt on July 6 offers timely industry updates and Q&A… https://t.co/wlSsnNkVK5
2
45 days ago
Scientist @WazzuCpaas wins grant to develop robotic pollination. https://t.co/sYKRP7Gd5o
3
45 days ago
Ludicrously named apple from @MidwestApple has a juicy, fruity flavor. https://t.co/KP1MW5oqZT https://t.co/2GOqVVYvb1
3 5
46 days ago
New training videos in English and Spanish from @WSUTreeFruitExt should help scouts spot and sample for little cher… https://t.co/3KQVhzqIu0
3
46 days ago
Breeders @michiganstateu are studying red-fleshed apples and their commercial potential for cideries such as… https://t.co/Zo5tO9M7OW
4 16
47 days ago
WA 38 packouts and cull reports from second-leaf trees are similar to the fruit from third-leaf trees, according to… https://t.co/xKU7AFfKNG
2 14
52 days ago
Replanting is not just planting again, according to @WSU_Vit_Ext and the vineyard managers who spoke about renovati… https://t.co/4LfycO5qle
1
53 days ago
Apple industry appeals to USDA to revisit pandemic payment eligibility. @USDA_AMS, @usapples https://t.co/JShp426aTn
2
53 days ago
Washington’s leading grapevine nursery shares what growers need to know if they want to plant grafted vines.… https://t.co/hAx5xE1Wcb
1
54 days ago
Research by @KarkeeManoj @WazzuCpaas shows drones might work as a bird deterrent. https://t.co/x2LGFM4d0Y https://t.co/6OQaO8DFzd
1
58 days ago
A new virtual tasting series from @AuctionWAWines brings wine expert @KarenMacNeilCo and prominent Washington vintn… https://t.co/EpKWslobQA
1
60 days ago
With temporary worker housing regulations in flux during the pandemic, growers are searching for solutions as they… https://t.co/mDPaeUMuIb
1
60 days ago
Fruit growers look for ways to safely continue production during pandemic.https://t.co/7rqEHtpvSd https://t.co/IxrWNayc5U
1
61 days ago
Agricultural labor attorney @Wixwixwixwix advises caution when navigating overlapping sick and family leave mandate… https://t.co/mIkjM1qkUD
1 2
65 days ago
Chad Kruger named director of @WSUTreeFruitExt, WSU’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee. . https://t.co/hpkUqK0qpI
1 1
65 days ago
A scholarship recipient of @WAEF_ORG has donated a portion of his first paycheck to the scholarship program that he… https://t.co/s6aBkLNIkX
1 3
65 days ago
Scout smart! @WSUTreeFruitExt shares tips and resources to catch little cherry disease early, and we have a quick v… https://t.co/3T1Gk9JwBl
1 2
66 days ago
Washington and Michigan have issued another new slate of rules for agricultural practices during the pandemic.… https://t.co/isLdnrUOi5
66 days ago
Meet Maureen O’Callaghan, a #GFGYoungGrower from Ephrata WA, featured in our June issue. She chose viticulture beca… https://t.co/wHvaSb4XT2
3
67 days ago
Grow-through-trees get orchards into production faster, so New York growers are producing their own and looking for… https://t.co/ebx51ijPdt

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 »

2 days ago
Meet Crystal Aguilar from Zillah, WA, our #GFGYoungGrower featured in the August 2020 issue. Crystal first pursued… https://t.co/gZ1bpgOnIw
4
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Only branch worth growing on a Fuji tree is pointing down.
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Lots of buds for next year.
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Perfect time for breaking branches at first green tip, he said.
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: It looks like fire blight, but it's from breaking the branches to tip them, Nyblad explained.
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Bill Nyblad is talking biax Fuji, HC and Gala on nic29.
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Dan Dietrich calls Jonagolds "Gonagolds" - as in they'll be gone soon because they are not selling.
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: A caravan of (mostly) trucks just drove through three different orchards. Different kind of tour this year.
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Branches did well on G11. Upcutting was recommended.
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Dan Nyblad is talking about a 2013 planting of G11 and Bud9 Gala.
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Phil Schwallier said a wave of growers try to grow their own trees every 20 years or so, but it only works out for 5% o…
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Kober tried "plant in place"' but he's waiting to see how it turns out before planting another block.
1
3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Michigan Pomesters 9th annual Ridgefest about to start at Kober Fruit. Randy Kober will start with his Nic.29 block.
2
3 days ago
Our own @milkovich_matt went to an actual field day today! Here's what happened...
4 days ago
Chile to accept blueberry imports from U.S. West Coast. @USDA_APHIS @Blueberrynewsro https://t.co/vJTJH32KL6
1
4 days ago
Upgrade your airblast? New smart sprayer technology developed with @USDA_ARS technology scans the canopy and adjust… https://t.co/JUrHtLEmcs
2
5 days ago
Crop estimation sensor developed by @CRLBots takes steps toward commercialization with trials by @CollabWine and ot… https://t.co/uay7PPTapQ
1 4
6 days ago
Research from the French horticulture institute, @_Ctifl, shows promise for new mechanical fruitlet thinner, especi… https://t.co/JUwqoDeJPj
4
10 days ago
Short crop from @NWcherrygrowers may not be so short after all. https://t.co/mQgv7Mdhk4 https://t.co/NKRqMVX0k4
10 days ago
The owners of Sicily’s @Santatresa vineyard turned heads when they turned to organic methods to grow wine grapes on… https://t.co/bmnxePCgQ0
2 2
12 days ago
Blueberries still rely on sprays to combat SWD, but research in cultural controls and other alternatives shows prom… https://t.co/dQJiekvybL
1 1
17 days ago
Foundation attached to worker advocacy group gives away prepaid debit cards to undocumented workers. @UFWFhttps://t.co/ZJLbk3j8js
1 4
17 days ago
Oddly shaped trees can blame their genes, but growers might someday benefit from them, according to @PlantDoctorC f… https://t.co/DKQG9WznTk
6 15
18 days ago
Oh joy! @USDA_ARS releases new Joy peaches for the Southeast’s changing climate. https://t.co/IGZ61Wake3 https://t.co/p2V9HMA0rZ
1 4
19 days ago
Grant boosts @michiganstateu peach breeding. https://t.co/pXr2fD3ruG https://t.co/yHhpIMNV41
1 3
20 days ago
With its annual luncheon out of the question, @WAEF_ORG created a video to celebrate this year’s scholarship studen… https://t.co/yxTlKZbgiu
1 1
24 days ago
WSTFA annual scholarship golf tournament scheduled August 25 in East Wenatchee. https://t.co/assnl5IlMC
24 days ago
The “blue wave” will surge even higher as large blueberry plantings, such as one massive project in Eastern Washing… https://t.co/WTWoIZuwud
1 4
25 days ago
Just like apples, blueberries are now eligible for federal @usdafsa coronavirus financial aid. https://t.co/7xLJeFwaOp
1 1
26 days ago
The coronavirus has claimed another event. @FruitTree has canceled the Italy tour that was scheduled for November t… https://t.co/VDmKQ6sAke
26 days ago
The Zirkle blueberry harvest ruling has agricultural employer groups even more convinced that prevailing wage surve… https://t.co/hjEUHaaLsk
2
27 days ago
Consider this for your coronavirus trainings: Washington health firm @providence releases videos, photos that demon… https://t.co/upFRyK1gOi
3
31 days ago
The @USDA says apple growers qualify for CFAP funds after industry appeal from @usapples and others. https://t.co/oQjykWfS0Y
4 5
31 days ago
Labor walkouts over workplace conditions related to coronavirus fears disrupt operations at seven Yakima area wareh… https://t.co/TiHuBC1gzq
31 days ago
Fruit packers have made systematic changes to adjust to operations under the coronavirus pandemic.… https://t.co/wn2cfb7gBA
1
33 days ago
Even for events months in the future, backup plans are the new normal for the fruit industry under the coronavirus… https://t.co/20Fau38umc
2 3
38 days ago
Hold on to your Anjous! The Northwest pear industry approves stricter standards on Anjou quality to cut back on har… https://t.co/ve2q7oKHB6
2
39 days ago
WSU and managers of @thecosmiccrisp sue nursery for illegal propagation of WA 38 trees. https://t.co/LtMyPgQomS
1
39 days ago
Washington’s @ChelanFresh and @OneontaSRG awarded funding to supply Farmers to Families food boxes through @USDA co… https://t.co/rYYHQezfuI
1 2
40 days ago
Virtual cherry field day from @WSUTreeFruitExt and @OregonStateExt on July 6 offers timely industry updates and Q&A… https://t.co/wlSsnNkVK5
2
45 days ago
Scientist @WazzuCpaas wins grant to develop robotic pollination. https://t.co/sYKRP7Gd5o
3
45 days ago
Ludicrously named apple from @MidwestApple has a juicy, fruity flavor. https://t.co/KP1MW5oqZT https://t.co/2GOqVVYvb1
3 5
46 days ago
New training videos in English and Spanish from @WSUTreeFruitExt should help scouts spot and sample for little cher… https://t.co/3KQVhzqIu0
3
46 days ago
Breeders @michiganstateu are studying red-fleshed apples and their commercial potential for cideries such as… https://t.co/Zo5tO9M7OW
4 16
47 days ago
WA 38 packouts and cull reports from second-leaf trees are similar to the fruit from third-leaf trees, according to… https://t.co/xKU7AFfKNG
2 14
52 days ago
Replanting is not just planting again, according to @WSU_Vit_Ext and the vineyard managers who spoke about renovati… https://t.co/4LfycO5qle
1
53 days ago
Apple industry appeals to USDA to revisit pandemic payment eligibility. @USDA_AMS, @usapples https://t.co/JShp426aTn
2
53 days ago
Washington’s leading grapevine nursery shares what growers need to know if they want to plant grafted vines.… https://t.co/hAx5xE1Wcb
1
54 days ago
Research by @KarkeeManoj @WazzuCpaas shows drones might work as a bird deterrent. https://t.co/x2LGFM4d0Y https://t.co/6OQaO8DFzd
1
58 days ago
A new virtual tasting series from @AuctionWAWines brings wine expert @KarenMacNeilCo and prominent Washington vintn… https://t.co/EpKWslobQA
1
60 days ago
With temporary worker housing regulations in flux during the pandemic, growers are searching for solutions as they… https://t.co/mDPaeUMuIb
1
60 days ago
Fruit growers look for ways to safely continue production during pandemic.https://t.co/7rqEHtpvSd https://t.co/IxrWNayc5U
1
61 days ago
Agricultural labor attorney @Wixwixwixwix advises caution when navigating overlapping sick and family leave mandate… https://t.co/mIkjM1qkUD
1 2
65 days ago
Chad Kruger named director of @WSUTreeFruitExt, WSU’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee. . https://t.co/hpkUqK0qpI
1 1
65 days ago
A scholarship recipient of @WAEF_ORG has donated a portion of his first paycheck to the scholarship program that he… https://t.co/s6aBkLNIkX
1 3
65 days ago
Scout smart! @WSUTreeFruitExt shares tips and resources to catch little cherry disease early, and we have a quick v… https://t.co/3T1Gk9JwBl
1 2
66 days ago
Washington and Michigan have issued another new slate of rules for agricultural practices during the pandemic.… https://t.co/isLdnrUOi5
66 days ago
Meet Maureen O’Callaghan, a #GFGYoungGrower from Ephrata WA, featured in our June issue. She chose viticulture beca… https://t.co/wHvaSb4XT2
3
67 days ago
Grow-through-trees get orchards into production faster, so New York growers are producing their own and looking for… https://t.co/ebx51ijPdt

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