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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9 hours ago
2021 @AuctionWAWines lineup includes online and live events supporting the Washington wine industry and benefitting… https://t.co/2SfvY0DZ5S
1 2
14 hours ago
Popularity of sterile insect release for codling moth control soars. https://t.co/a4YoNKSygy https://t.co/dZ1fq7rRdE
1
16 hours ago
Researchers in two states probe best practices for sterile insect release for codling moth control. @WSUEntomologyhttps://t.co/WTUdws5KPj
5 4
1 day ago
Federal judge tosses Washington prevailing wage survey results certified by @USDOL. https://t.co/8dwXtjxwFJ
1
1 day ago
Invasive pest eradication is possible. What can we learn from California’s victory against the European grapevine m… https://t.co/vY8Cy1kun0
2
1 day ago
Groups like @Radio_KDNA, @UFWF and Washington Growers League spread the vaccine word among farmworkers.… https://t.co/kcxYRzAiEQ
1 2
2 days ago
A new task force formed by the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, with @LouisNottingham, @WSUTreeFruitExt,… https://t.co/khNAkaswMB
1 6
5 days ago
Named the new endowed chair for tree fruit environmental physiology and management, @WSUTreeFruitExt’s… https://t.co/ZrBbDGekFS
6 days ago
Pilots, growers share how aerial application fits into the tree fruit industry. https://t.co/7ZypDYpj9b / https://t.co/SV7tLI4nFM
1 2
6 days ago
Cherries and peaches need modern training systems to catch up to apples in Eastern orchards. Learn more from a… https://t.co/ob4N9N8mVQ
1 4
7 days ago
Trust @iFruitTree to introduce leading #AgTech companies serving the tree fruit industry. Great session! https://t.co/cX7kHhALz4
1 2
7 days ago
A project led by @CANRatMSU could be a big step forward for fire blight research. @USDA_NIFA https://t.co/D2knvR5Hy2 https://t.co/aIcuEo0F7q
5 5
8 days ago
From @iFruitTree, learn everything you wanted to know about Honeycrisp but were afraid to ask:… https://t.co/u7eewnY5Ep
2 13
8 days ago
Take a page from the playbook of @Seangilbertappl and other growers: Thoughtfully engage with media during a crisis… https://t.co/EKWk5u12Fa
1 2
8 days ago
Search is on for a tree fruit pathologist to fill @wsucahnrs endowed chair position. https://t.co/LKcdBsBjlk https://t.co/tKemzJ6urP
3 4
9 days ago
Researchers @lizamaydg and @drtreefruit studying the potential for knocking down apple scab with a substance made f… https://t.co/w9GHIqXutD
2 8
9 days ago
Cornell’s @kaitlinmgold is using hyperspectral imaging to spot grape diseases before they do damage.… https://t.co/2WH2qyahbe
7 31
12 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Looking forward to next week! https://t.co/ajasF5qvD2
1
12 days ago
Meet Ruben Canales, a young grower from Benton County, WA, featured in our Feb. 15 issue. Ruben is an orchard owner… https://t.co/pTtx7C2WTP
2
13 days ago
As the X disease epidemic spurs more cherry tree removal, the spotlight turns to ensuring a healthy tree supply for… https://t.co/qw0nC5bbIB
5 3
13 days ago
New compliance focus and new training program proposal from @WSDAgov aim to improve pesticide safety without additi… https://t.co/yS74t82rrK
1 1
14 days ago
The @USDA_ARS invests in functional genomics approach to understand how pome fruit ripens — and what can go wrong —… https://t.co/Pdbp3TRZtw
1
14 days ago
The apple’s genetic past could point the way to its future. @USDA_ARS, @BTIscience https://t.co/ZE5lya4xH3 https://t.co/T5jRwe6DmS
1
14 days ago
Michigan’s ag and food workers have been moved forward in the vaccine line. @MichiganHHS, @MichFarmBureau https://t.co/0Ziad4ri2p
3 5
15 days ago
Vineyard removals and a short 2020 crop ease the pressure, but “structural oversupply” remains for CA wine grape gr… https://t.co/2ZfSJPL0qW
15 days ago
New $7.3 million grant will address improving produce safety needs for a wide variety of fresh fruit & veg.… https://t.co/AP2p5LGyQr
2 13
19 days ago
AEWR expected to rise again; @USDOL to finalize by Feb. 25. https://t.co/wIiFBR70M9
20 days ago
Today, @WesternGrowers @wg_cit announced a new plan to accelerate harvest automation technology for specialty crop… https://t.co/KBJIRxk8AX
3 3
20 days ago
Trade authorities rule against blueberry industry’s appeal for relief. https://t.co/2IUduQeLm6
20 days ago
A pear path to the future: Two-leader system gives @Stemilt a chance to learn about farming higher-density pears in… https://t.co/pfo4FazopG
1 4
20 days ago
High school seniors with ties to Washington’s tree fruit industry can apply for @WAEF_ORG scholarships until March… https://t.co/e8mF1Pkt4c
2 2
21 days ago
A scientist with @UCDavisCOE runs trials with a “co-robotic” platform that mixes automated speed and height adjustm… https://t.co/EkgVOk5qsi
2 4
21 days ago
University of Washington public health scientists @UWDEOHS develop apps to translate pesticide labels into Spanish.… https://t.co/srzgGnz32o
3 5
22 days ago
Statistical and royalty update for @thecosmiccrisp apple. https://t.co/JsygWamE3w
1 1
22 days ago
Can organic certification help pear growers boost returns? A panel of growers from different pear regions says it’s… https://t.co/aZ1qlwYihc
1 2
22 days ago
Get updates on the latest pear research projects at the NW Pear Research Review, Feb. 17 on Zoom. No registration r… https://t.co/TfTYTYdeTv
22 days ago
Looking for “radical” source-sink manipulation in grapevines? Tim Martinson, @NYVITICULTURE, is your guy.… https://t.co/qDVYT3HWmJ
1 4
23 days ago
Northwest Michigan will soon find out if it can consistently grow the late-ripening MAIA1 (EverCrisp) apple.… https://t.co/WbgKTLJK4C
1 2
23 days ago
Washington growers make contingency plans while awaiting clarity on the state's overtime debate.… https://t.co/8mYq5vI3Ab
26 days ago
Meet Clayton Ringer, a young grower from The Dalles, OR. A first-generation farmer, Clayton didn't think he could m… https://t.co/8Yiye6Md3S
3
27 days ago
Fruit Orchard of the Future collaboration agreement signed between Washington state and the Netherlands. @WSDAgov,… https://t.co/gVcmN4Ivqs
9 22
27 days ago
Betting on bubbles: @TreveriCellars invests in new sparkling-specific vineyards in the Naches Heights AVA with… https://t.co/i6XVU3SeMc
2 6
28 days ago
The University of Minnesota has released its latest apple and given it an exultant name. @UMNHorticulturehttps://t.co/Yz4lXCAYj0
6 17
28 days ago
Northwest Michigan growers talk about their struggles with climate change. https://t.co/9M0qg9dpL4 https://t.co/TjhyKQUwl8
2 7
29 days ago
Farm groups wafla and @WAFarmBureau to sue state over COVID-19 rules after @GovInslee turned down an appeal. https://t.co/gkkx2hkM7O
1
29 days ago
Washington L&I, @lniwa, issues large fines against tree fruit companies cited for “willful serious” violations of C… https://t.co/jolpQXu2Gx
1
29 days ago
Penn State leads the charge against spotted lanternfly, featuring @Julie_Urban, @heatherleach_ and @BMSBresearch.… https://t.co/9YzRWIaxQz
5 17
30 days ago
Scout for grape powdery mildew successfully in the early season with tips from @FRAMEnetworks, a team of viticultur… https://t.co/SR8PJq7U44
30 days ago
Over the past five years, @Wa_State_Wine has increased funding to support a world-class research program at… https://t.co/Ao7MG6u1xa
3 4
30 days ago
New name, new format, but at the virtual WineVit meeting in March you can expect all the industry insight, research… https://t.co/Iunp5DojoJ
1
34 days ago
WSU prof @aamitdhingra hopes a new pear ripening compound and a new @WSDAgov grant can help the pear industry devel… https://t.co/QJr9pUyJke
2 5
35 days ago
Washington @GovInslee to allow “flexibility” to consolidate vaccination of farmworker age groups.… https://t.co/E52NlLYisp
3
35 days ago
We're hiring. @goodfruitgrower is seeking an advertising sales account representative to join our team in Yakima, W… https://t.co/VngjjbXBgr
35 days ago
Hood River, Wasco and Klickitat ag industry invited to answer @OregonStateExt COVID-19 response survey. https://t.co/hlsUPILhdj
35 days ago
Automation aids in social distance in packing houses. @NorfolkApples, @ChelanFruit https://t.co/0Z2KZFXaxN https://t.co/CurXtZTA3v
1 5
36 days ago
After proposals and legal challenges, @USDOL H-2A rules of operation and wage setting remain the same. https://t.co/6yStCZIqDL
36 days ago
State-of-the-art sorting technology makes research more efficient at @wsucahnrs Tree Fruit Research and Extension C… https://t.co/eS4vE9P9Fx
6 8
37 days ago
Wine industry recognizes @VintageOhio's Donnie Winchell's leadership and service with the Rich Smith Distinguished… https://t.co/367UgqibZ2
3
37 days ago
New design allows users of MSU’s Enviroweather website, @Enviroweather, to access the platform’s many tools via sma… https://t.co/Zd593DOQsm
1 1
37 days ago
Register now for @ccecornell's NYS Tree Fruit Conference and the Mid-Atlantic convention, both online this year. https://t.co/Wc6q1dS5vk
3 3

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 »

9 hours ago
2021 @AuctionWAWines lineup includes online and live events supporting the Washington wine industry and benefitting… https://t.co/2SfvY0DZ5S
1 2
14 hours ago
Popularity of sterile insect release for codling moth control soars. https://t.co/a4YoNKSygy https://t.co/dZ1fq7rRdE
1
16 hours ago
Researchers in two states probe best practices for sterile insect release for codling moth control. @WSUEntomologyhttps://t.co/WTUdws5KPj
5 4
1 day ago
Federal judge tosses Washington prevailing wage survey results certified by @USDOL. https://t.co/8dwXtjxwFJ
1
1 day ago
Invasive pest eradication is possible. What can we learn from California’s victory against the European grapevine m… https://t.co/vY8Cy1kun0
2
1 day ago
Groups like @Radio_KDNA, @UFWF and Washington Growers League spread the vaccine word among farmworkers.… https://t.co/kcxYRzAiEQ
1 2
2 days ago
A new task force formed by the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, with @LouisNottingham, @WSUTreeFruitExt,… https://t.co/khNAkaswMB
1 6
5 days ago
Named the new endowed chair for tree fruit environmental physiology and management, @WSUTreeFruitExt’s… https://t.co/ZrBbDGekFS
6 days ago
Pilots, growers share how aerial application fits into the tree fruit industry. https://t.co/7ZypDYpj9b / https://t.co/SV7tLI4nFM
1 2
6 days ago
Cherries and peaches need modern training systems to catch up to apples in Eastern orchards. Learn more from a… https://t.co/ob4N9N8mVQ
1 4
7 days ago
Trust @iFruitTree to introduce leading #AgTech companies serving the tree fruit industry. Great session! https://t.co/cX7kHhALz4
1 2
7 days ago
A project led by @CANRatMSU could be a big step forward for fire blight research. @USDA_NIFA https://t.co/D2knvR5Hy2 https://t.co/aIcuEo0F7q
5 5
8 days ago
From @iFruitTree, learn everything you wanted to know about Honeycrisp but were afraid to ask:… https://t.co/u7eewnY5Ep
2 13
8 days ago
Take a page from the playbook of @Seangilbertappl and other growers: Thoughtfully engage with media during a crisis… https://t.co/EKWk5u12Fa
1 2
8 days ago
Search is on for a tree fruit pathologist to fill @wsucahnrs endowed chair position. https://t.co/LKcdBsBjlk https://t.co/tKemzJ6urP
3 4
9 days ago
Researchers @lizamaydg and @drtreefruit studying the potential for knocking down apple scab with a substance made f… https://t.co/w9GHIqXutD
2 8
9 days ago
Cornell’s @kaitlinmgold is using hyperspectral imaging to spot grape diseases before they do damage.… https://t.co/2WH2qyahbe
7 31
12 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Looking forward to next week! https://t.co/ajasF5qvD2
1
12 days ago
Meet Ruben Canales, a young grower from Benton County, WA, featured in our Feb. 15 issue. Ruben is an orchard owner… https://t.co/pTtx7C2WTP
2
13 days ago
As the X disease epidemic spurs more cherry tree removal, the spotlight turns to ensuring a healthy tree supply for… https://t.co/qw0nC5bbIB
5 3
13 days ago
New compliance focus and new training program proposal from @WSDAgov aim to improve pesticide safety without additi… https://t.co/yS74t82rrK
1 1
14 days ago
The @USDA_ARS invests in functional genomics approach to understand how pome fruit ripens — and what can go wrong —… https://t.co/Pdbp3TRZtw
1
14 days ago
The apple’s genetic past could point the way to its future. @USDA_ARS, @BTIscience https://t.co/ZE5lya4xH3 https://t.co/T5jRwe6DmS
1
14 days ago
Michigan’s ag and food workers have been moved forward in the vaccine line. @MichiganHHS, @MichFarmBureau https://t.co/0Ziad4ri2p
3 5
15 days ago
Vineyard removals and a short 2020 crop ease the pressure, but “structural oversupply” remains for CA wine grape gr… https://t.co/2ZfSJPL0qW
15 days ago
New $7.3 million grant will address improving produce safety needs for a wide variety of fresh fruit & veg.… https://t.co/AP2p5LGyQr
2 13
19 days ago
AEWR expected to rise again; @USDOL to finalize by Feb. 25. https://t.co/wIiFBR70M9
20 days ago
Today, @WesternGrowers @wg_cit announced a new plan to accelerate harvest automation technology for specialty crop… https://t.co/KBJIRxk8AX
3 3
20 days ago
Trade authorities rule against blueberry industry’s appeal for relief. https://t.co/2IUduQeLm6
20 days ago
A pear path to the future: Two-leader system gives @Stemilt a chance to learn about farming higher-density pears in… https://t.co/pfo4FazopG
1 4
20 days ago
High school seniors with ties to Washington’s tree fruit industry can apply for @WAEF_ORG scholarships until March… https://t.co/e8mF1Pkt4c
2 2
21 days ago
A scientist with @UCDavisCOE runs trials with a “co-robotic” platform that mixes automated speed and height adjustm… https://t.co/EkgVOk5qsi
2 4
21 days ago
University of Washington public health scientists @UWDEOHS develop apps to translate pesticide labels into Spanish.… https://t.co/srzgGnz32o
3 5
22 days ago
Statistical and royalty update for @thecosmiccrisp apple. https://t.co/JsygWamE3w
1 1
22 days ago
Can organic certification help pear growers boost returns? A panel of growers from different pear regions says it’s… https://t.co/aZ1qlwYihc
1 2
22 days ago
Get updates on the latest pear research projects at the NW Pear Research Review, Feb. 17 on Zoom. No registration r… https://t.co/TfTYTYdeTv
22 days ago
Looking for “radical” source-sink manipulation in grapevines? Tim Martinson, @NYVITICULTURE, is your guy.… https://t.co/qDVYT3HWmJ
1 4
23 days ago
Northwest Michigan will soon find out if it can consistently grow the late-ripening MAIA1 (EverCrisp) apple.… https://t.co/WbgKTLJK4C
1 2
23 days ago
Washington growers make contingency plans while awaiting clarity on the state's overtime debate.… https://t.co/8mYq5vI3Ab
26 days ago
Meet Clayton Ringer, a young grower from The Dalles, OR. A first-generation farmer, Clayton didn't think he could m… https://t.co/8Yiye6Md3S
3
27 days ago
Fruit Orchard of the Future collaboration agreement signed between Washington state and the Netherlands. @WSDAgov,… https://t.co/gVcmN4Ivqs
9 22
27 days ago
Betting on bubbles: @TreveriCellars invests in new sparkling-specific vineyards in the Naches Heights AVA with… https://t.co/i6XVU3SeMc
2 6
28 days ago
The University of Minnesota has released its latest apple and given it an exultant name. @UMNHorticulturehttps://t.co/Yz4lXCAYj0
6 17
28 days ago
Northwest Michigan growers talk about their struggles with climate change. https://t.co/9M0qg9dpL4 https://t.co/TjhyKQUwl8
2 7
29 days ago
Farm groups wafla and @WAFarmBureau to sue state over COVID-19 rules after @GovInslee turned down an appeal. https://t.co/gkkx2hkM7O
1
29 days ago
Washington L&I, @lniwa, issues large fines against tree fruit companies cited for “willful serious” violations of C… https://t.co/jolpQXu2Gx
1
29 days ago
Penn State leads the charge against spotted lanternfly, featuring @Julie_Urban, @heatherleach_ and @BMSBresearch.… https://t.co/9YzRWIaxQz
5 17
30 days ago
Scout for grape powdery mildew successfully in the early season with tips from @FRAMEnetworks, a team of viticultur… https://t.co/SR8PJq7U44
30 days ago
Over the past five years, @Wa_State_Wine has increased funding to support a world-class research program at… https://t.co/Ao7MG6u1xa
3 4
30 days ago
New name, new format, but at the virtual WineVit meeting in March you can expect all the industry insight, research… https://t.co/Iunp5DojoJ
1
34 days ago
WSU prof @aamitdhingra hopes a new pear ripening compound and a new @WSDAgov grant can help the pear industry devel… https://t.co/QJr9pUyJke
2 5
35 days ago
Washington @GovInslee to allow “flexibility” to consolidate vaccination of farmworker age groups.… https://t.co/E52NlLYisp
3
35 days ago
We're hiring. @goodfruitgrower is seeking an advertising sales account representative to join our team in Yakima, W… https://t.co/VngjjbXBgr
35 days ago
Hood River, Wasco and Klickitat ag industry invited to answer @OregonStateExt COVID-19 response survey. https://t.co/hlsUPILhdj
35 days ago
Automation aids in social distance in packing houses. @NorfolkApples, @ChelanFruit https://t.co/0Z2KZFXaxN https://t.co/CurXtZTA3v
1 5
36 days ago
After proposals and legal challenges, @USDOL H-2A rules of operation and wage setting remain the same. https://t.co/6yStCZIqDL
36 days ago
State-of-the-art sorting technology makes research more efficient at @wsucahnrs Tree Fruit Research and Extension C… https://t.co/eS4vE9P9Fx
6 8
37 days ago
Wine industry recognizes @VintageOhio's Donnie Winchell's leadership and service with the Rich Smith Distinguished… https://t.co/367UgqibZ2
3
37 days ago
New design allows users of MSU’s Enviroweather website, @Enviroweather, to access the platform’s many tools via sma… https://t.co/Zd593DOQsm
1 1
37 days ago
Register now for @ccecornell's NYS Tree Fruit Conference and the Mid-Atlantic convention, both online this year. https://t.co/Wc6q1dS5vk
3 3

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