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2017 WASHINGTON STATE HORT SHOW
We will be covering the 113th Washington State Tree Fruit Association Annual Meeting and Northwest Hort Expo
December 4-6, 2017, at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Washington.

Labor, pests and disease: Hort show, Day 3 wrap

Tree fruit industry bestows honors at Washington awards banquet

6 days ago
RT @findtj: Michelle Moyer - WSU is testing mildew for fungicide resistance for free. "Give me your grapes, your mildew, your fungicide rec…
6 days ago
RT @findtj: ...said to pests, mildew and other problems. https://t.co/7OxavyIhzI
6 days ago
RT @findtj: performed well…
6 days ago
RT @findtj: Sprayer optimization points to consider from Margaret McCoy's session: All sprayers performed will with high deposition in the…
6 days ago
RT @oregonbeeproj: #PNWPollinators2019 is underway. Great opening remarks by Stephanie Page @ORagriculture. https://t.co/2I7tj0oSnT
6 days ago
RT @WSUTriCities: Happy #ValentinesDay, Cougs! Check out how #WSU researchers are shedding new light on the science behind why we love win…
6 days ago
RT @WSU_Vit_Ext: Margaret M. sharing how air can (or not) help with canopy spraying. @WAwinegrowers @WSU_IAREC #EveryDropToTheCrop https://…
6 days ago
RT @sdininny: "Love your sprayer." #ValentinesDay message from @WSU_IAREC graduate research assistant Margaret McCoy at @WAwinegrowers. #WA…
6 days ago
@goodfruitgrower's @findtj and @sdininny will continue to bring you coverage from the third day of the… https://t.co/DdAxFdqtKC
7 days ago
RT @findtj: The Toyota Center crowd builds before the Washington Winegrowers Association banquet tonight to wrap up the second day of sessi…
7 days ago
RT @sdininny: Rayapati of @WSU_IAREC: Flag symptomatic vines during fall, test samples in fall (leaf) or winter (cane), remove virus-positi…
7 days ago
RT @sdininny: Naidu Rayapati of @WSU_IAREC says #WAWinegrowers should be considering roguing vines for 3 viruses: Leafroll and red blotch,…
7 days ago
RT @sdininny: Chris Hammond, GS Long crop consultant, advises #WAWinegrowers to look for oval area of stunted plants in scout for nematodes…
7 days ago
RT @findtj: Seen this in your vineyard? Say hi to grape leaffolder. Here's a few points to consider about this pest from Doug Walsh's prese…
7 days ago
RT @sdininny: WSU's Doug Walsh has bad news on the grape mealybug front: A single infected crawler per vine infected 10% of vines with grap…
7 days ago
RT @sdininny: WSU's David James shares the top dozen native plants for improving beneficial insect diversity: Spreading Dogbane, Yarrow, Ra…
7 days ago
RT @sdininny: Cotta: Had to adjust terrain to get rid of ruts, holes that impact the integrity of mechanical operations. Disc and blade and…
7 days ago
RT @sdininny: Joe Cotta of Cold Creek Vineyard says he first started looking at mechanization in 2013, with mechanized leaf removal. HR wor…
7 days ago
RT @findtj: A few labor tips from today's first #WaWinegrowers speaker, Sadie Drury on retaining workers: Little things like budgeting for…
7 days ago
RT @findtj: For anyone who missed yesterday's #rosé tasting at the 2019 #WaWinegrowers event, here are the selections: From left Château de…
8 days ago
@goodfruitgrower's @findtj and @sdininny are in place to cover the second day of educational sessions at the… https://t.co/YxM5g8dRUF
8 days ago
RT @findtj: Signing off from the first day of the #WaWinegrowers sessions and a well attended #rosé and educational last half. See everyone…
8 days ago
RT @findtj: Gabby Hernandez pours Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon #Rosé for the #WaWinegrowers "Intentional Rosé” tasting session. This samp…
8 days ago
RT @WAwinegrowers: #Snowmageddon and #Snowpocalypse has nothin’ on the #WAwine industry. Our industry shows up. MIC.DROP. 🎤 #WAwinegrowers…
8 days ago
RT @findtj: Here's an eye popping chart showing the growth of #Rosé de Provence during Garde's presentation. "I will not give you our secre…
8 days ago
RT @findtj: Vincent Garde, negociant in Bordeaux, France. - #Rosé is unburdened by tradition. It is the wine of freedom. #WaWinegrowers #WA…
8 days ago
RT @findtj: Griffin - Has #rosé market growth surprised you? Yes, we went from not producing any rosé wines. Now it's about 25 percent of o…
8 days ago
RT @findtj: Griffin - In 2012 France lead #rosé production with 6.33 million hectoliters, Italy and the US came in second and third produci…
8 days ago
RT @findtj: Rob Griffin -- America drinks 13 percent of world's rosé wines. France, US, UK and Italy round out the top four rosé drinkers.…
8 days ago
RT @findtj: Made it to the rosé session at the 2019 #WaWinegrowers convention in Kennewick this afternoon. Not much snow going on and the r…
8 days ago
RT @sdininny: Chris Bitter, Vintage Economics: Bifurcation in #WAWine industry. Ste. Michelle represents 60%+ shipments, down 1M cases fro…
8 days ago
RT @sdininny: Turrentine Brokerage shows increases in Cabernet Sauvignon acreage. #WAWinegrowers https://t.co/H3nAVciOnr
8 days ago
RT @sdininny: Wolfe: A warm May, but heat units finished off just above long-term average when it finally cooled in October. Crop size esti…
8 days ago
@goodfruitgrower's @sdininny CAREFULLY made her way through the snow to the #WAWinegrowers conference. If you can't… https://t.co/W7LFZb10RG
9 days ago
@goodfruitgrower is posting weather-related cancellations and rescheduled meeting notices through Feb. 13. Visit… https://t.co/TQ5QUe61Rr
26 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Georgia, Florida, Washington, North Carolina and California are top 5 H2A employing states. #wafla
26 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Lobbyist: US on pace to bring in more than 300,000 H2A workers in 2020. #wafla
26 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: wafla has spoken against a Washington State House Bill to levee a fee on all employers who hire H-2A workers. #wafla
26 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: If you don’t want to bring a worker back for poor performance or discipline problems, document them objectively. Wafla offer…
26 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Some H2A recruiters will offer drug screens for employers, but be careful and do the same for everybody, all employees. #waf…
26 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: If you drug test domestic workers, make sure you do the same thing for H2A workers and get a reputable medical facility to d…
26 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: If residents break your no alcohol rule, you may discipline them up to sending them home. #wafla
26 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: May have to teach male workers to use wash machine and do other cleaning chores because they come from a village where wives…
26 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Luis Guitron of wafla: we recommend no alcohol in housing. #wafla
26 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: David Guzman of wafla: make sure to warn workers about color picking before they come to avoid unrealistic expectations of w…
26 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Jeff McLean: costs about $10,000 per bed for worker housing, which H-2A requires. #wafla
26 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Vicente Vargas, social development specialist: we can use H-2A to effect positive change in Mexican hometowns. #wafla
26 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: 24,862 H2A workers in WA in 2018. 2,442 in OR. Double digit percentage growth I. Both states. But AEWR is now $15.03, highes…
26 days ago
@goodfruitgrower's @SwassRoss is covering the #wafla conference today in Yakima. Happy Friday! https://t.co/pxkYlUAuiw
27 days ago
RT @kprengaman: This is my third Apple Crop Protection Research Review and I remember how completely lost I was the first time, just a mont…
33 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Lewis, of @WSUTreeFruitExt, recommends using https://t.co/2YqONl4Src to check smoke levels and when air quality is dangerou…
33 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Wildfire smoke and heat are the new summer norm in the NW. @WSUTreeFruitExt’s Karen Lewis says the cherries will be okay, b…
33 days ago
RT @kprengaman: If you see any of these most wanted pests, or even a suspicious one, Spichiger says to give him a call. "I'd rather you cal…
33 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Mike Willett talks about the latest IPM strategic plan for sweet cherry report from @OSUAgSci. Learn more at https://t.co/z…
33 days ago
Read more about the new Cherry King in this @goodfruitgrower update: https://t.co/POIlLU53xA https://t.co/5kN4dV3YFe
33 days ago
RT @findtj: Joel Zeff entertains #cherryinstitute attendees (with willing volunteers) during the afternoon banquet. They’re not driving to…
33 days ago
RT @findtj: Mike Willett is crowned as the cherry king during the 75th cherry institute. Read more at https://t.co/KM5JXr3yo1 shortly. #che…
33 days ago
RT @sdininny: McCord: Priorities are early-maturing varieties (Chelan or earlier), and late-maturing (Sweetheart or later), especially thos…
33 days ago
RT @sdininny: WSU’s new cherry breeder, Per McCord: Plant breeding is a long game, not a short game, especially in tree fruit. #cherryinsti…
33 days ago
RT @sdininny: Hu: Continued international export focus on Asia Pacific region, with efforts toward India and Indonesia and emphasis on alre…
33 days ago
RT @sdininny: Keith Hu of @NWcherrygrowers notes direct cherry shipments to China were down 41% last tear. Shipments to Hong Kong up 45%
33 days ago
RT @findtj: James Michael — What’s been so good recently in domestic marketing is seeing our health messaging in the local ads. #cherryinst…
33 days ago
RT @sdininny: James Michael of @NWcherrygrowers shows USDA promotion report for July 14-26 with cherries as top fruit
33 days ago
RT @findtj: Learn more about what you’ll find in the orchard if you think you have little cherry symptoms near harvest. https://t.co/Lazmp2…
33 days ago
RT @findtj: Harper — Regarding LCV or Weston X removal, wait a season, fumigate, then kill the roots that pops up. #cherryinstitute
33 days ago
RT @findtj: Harper — It may be one or two seasons with an infected tree before LCV or Weston X symptoms start showing up. We’ve seen most o…
33 days ago
RT @sdininny: WSU’s Scott Harper reminds cherry growers that little cherry disease can spread through the roots. If you pull an infected tr…
33 days ago
RT @findtj: Scott Harper — The harsh truth about Little Cherry Disease and Western X is the more virus you have the more it’s going to spre…
33 days ago
RT @findtj: Willett — Some of those research priorities are: little cherry disease, crop load management, bacterial canker, mechanization,…
33 days ago
RT @findtj: Mike Willett shows areas of research interest from the 2018 research priority survey for cherry research in Oregon and Washingt…
33 days ago
RT @sdininny: Willett: Research group also studying bud hardiness, subject of interest to @NWcherrygrowers
33 days ago
RT @sdininny: Mike Willett, WTFRC: 2019 research projects for cherries focus on little cherry disease, spotted wing drosophila, breeding, c…
33 days ago
RT @sdininny: Hanrahan: Projects include a precision pollination model, reducing cold damage with cellulose crystals, mechanical canopy man…
33 days ago
RT @sdininny: Ines Hanrahan, Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, notes tech $ for cherry projects.
33 days ago
RT @sdininny: Thurlby: Potential loss of 3m boxes to China would be a loss. But @NWcherrygrowers thinks the domestic market can grow
33 days ago
RT @sdininny: Thurlby: Next frontier for @NWcherrygrowers is India. Still a fumigation requirement there, which precludes shipping, and som…
33 days ago
RT @sdininny: Thurlby: Also quite a bit of overlap with California, which shipped fruit until about June 25
33 days ago
RT @sdininny: BJ Thurlby, president of NW Cherries, recapping 2018 season. Industry shipped most cherries between July 1-7, 3.6m boxes of f…
33 days ago
Today @goodfruitgrower is covering the 76th Annual Cherry Institute in Yakima WA. Sweet! #cherryinstitute

Overhiser, Isaacs and others honored at Great Lakes Expo

Wilbur-Ellis: 2017 Hort Show coverage sponsor

Gonzales: Spanish sessions exceed expectations at Washington annual meeting

Watch the 2017 Hort Show video summaries

GLExpo Day 3 wrap: using plant growth regulators for flowering, fruit set, and other aspects of physiology

 

Strong market for Michigan sweet cherries: GLExpo Day 2 wrap

Organics: Hort show Day 2, afternoon wrap

Playing to win: Day 2 Hort show, morning wrap

Anticipation and Flexibility: Day 1, Hort Show morning wrap

Varieties and Cosmic Crisp: Day 1, Hort Show afternoon wrap

GLExpo Day 1 wrap: pests, pollinators and soil microbes

An Oregon trailblazer: 2017 Grower of the year

Curiosity, sharing and innovation drive Mike Omeg, a fifth-generation cherry grower. Read More »

A grower with industry influence: 2017 Grower of the year

Grower of the Year Mike Omeg has an impressive list of industry contributions and accomplishments. Read More »

Omeginsanity — ‘I was a little bit shocked’: 2017 Grower of the year

Avoiding the pitfalls: Expo 2017 Preview

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Hort Show Contest

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