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

3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Well, that's a wrap. Post-conference bus is heading home. Thanks for a great week #ifruittree!
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RT @milkovich_matt: Elizabeth and Eric Roossinck in front of a block of Smitten on Nic.29. #ifruittree growers are still learning how to ma…
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3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Mike Van Agtmael shows #ifruittree his blocks of Sweetango and Premier Honeycrisp. https://t.co/gwNQX6gDN6
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3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Riley Orchards displayed a block of Wildfire Gala that impressed the group. As usual with #ifruittree, a detailed discu…
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3 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: #ifruittree consensus: Hart Pizza has the best pizza in Michigan.
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3 days ago
IFTA highlights West-central Michigan fruit on post conference @iFruitTree bus tour. #ifruittree @Riveridge #cold… https://t.co/KOI8UD5lMM
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4 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: #ifruittree selfie. https://t.co/K2knYLc7Su
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4 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Dave Rennhack prunes Evercrisp planted in 2018 on G.41 and G.11. #ifruittree https://t.co/yVlNcXomIL
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4 days ago
There’s increasing interest in trellising and training pears in the Hood River area, according to @FruitTreeAshley.… https://t.co/XnVAW617Wz
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RT @milkovich_matt: Finkler showed #ifruittree Royal Red Honeycrisp and sweet cherries on V trellis, not a common system in the area.
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4 days ago
A widespread Washington freeze cuts into the grape harvest. @WSUWineScience is studying how harvesting wine grapes… https://t.co/8g6bsNwN7d
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4 days ago
Thanks, @milkovich_matt, for bringing us the story from #ifruittree! https://t.co/0IOmewQuLi
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RT @milkovich_matt: Riveridge's filler machine can produce 60 gallons of cider a minute. #ifruittree https://t.co/yHAbfBCxwF
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RT @milkovich_matt: First stop Riveridge Cider, where Justin Finkler describes the new facility. #ifruittree https://t.co/uvo4z28LPj
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RT @milkovich_matt: The post-tour bus is off. The hard core of #ifruittree is ready for the cold and snow. https://t.co/js3Iy6eBff
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5 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Before and after: removing the big, old branch on the left allows better light penetration to the branch below and renews s…
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5 days ago
With apologies to those tromping through snow this week, @kprengaman and @findtj are on site for a @WSUTreeFruitExthttps://t.co/AOL83jmVVB
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5 days ago
Day 3 of @iFruitTree’s Precision Vision 2020 conference focused on precise crop management. Read our wrap with high… https://t.co/AnGNy6mmPM
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5 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Bishop quotes Stuart Tustin: "Crop load is the best plant growth regulator." #ifruittree
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RT @milkovich_matt: Not using PGRs enforces in-depth understanding of tree fruit physiology. Forces you to get to know your trees better. #…
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RT @milkovich_matt: PGRs are weather dependent. Difficult to catch the ideal window. #ifruittree
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RT @milkovich_matt: Suzanne Bishop of Allan Bros. on PGRs in apple and cherry. Trees grow variably. So to create uniformity we must treat t…
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Following frigid winter weather, fruit tree growers should quickly begin thinking about pruning, says Bill Shane… https://t.co/FyXWhO3MKH
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Prune hard, prune aggressively, says OSU blueberry expert Bernadine Strik @berriesGood4U. https://t.co/9Ww4799fOt https://t.co/FFJyKbjkVy
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5 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: The final number of apples you end up with is positively related to how many flower clusters per tree. #ifruittree
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RT @milkovich_matt: Robinson: The first step is to establish a target final fruit number per tree. Identify a goal for fruit size and yield…
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RT @milkovich_matt: Robinson: At its core, precision crop load management seeks to influence the process at three specific timings: pruning…
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RT @milkovich_matt: Terence Robinson talks about advances in precision apple thinning. #ifruittree https://t.co/U1T5tgmOnv
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RT @milkovich_matt: This can lead to loss of yield, and also fruit quality in the first season, from not loading enough carbs into the frui…
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RT @milkovich_matt: Apples flower heavily as a survival mechanism. There's a lot of competition for limited resources, such as carbohydrate…
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RT @milkovich_matt: New Zealand's Ken Breen is up first, talking apple flowering and fruit set. #ifruittree
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5 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: #ifruittree Day 3. Bring the content!
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6 days ago
Day 2 of @iFruitTree’s Precise Vision 2020 featured orchard tours highlighting modern training systems. Read… https://t.co/q9XxAYNn1U
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6 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Steve Thome, right, and his son Mitch in front of a block of Aztec Fujis at Thome Orchards. #ifruittree https://t.co/eP…
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6 days ago
RT @NSTreeFruit: Multileader lacks vigour to get quick establishment in a new orchard. But a two-leader system is helpful when grafting ove…
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RT @milkovich_matt: MSU's Amy Irish-Brown talks about the MSU Ridge Apple Lab, where they test maturity and other factors. #ifruittree http…
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Packouts were high for the first delivery of @thecosmiccrisp, while limb rub and punctures were the highest cause f… https://t.co/tmmuNVjZsT
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Media swooned, shoppers lined up, stores sold out of @thecosmiccrisp, WSU’s well-hyped new apple released on Dec. 1… https://t.co/i75yOgbwj6
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RT @amy_tabb: Courtney Hollender @PlantDoctorC @HorticultureMSU presents in her architecture block during the #iFruitTree tour. She talked…
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RT @milkovich_matt: MSU's Todd Einhorn shows his NC140 rootstock trials to #ifruittree https://t.co/yPhOTgGVEN
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RT @iFruitTree: Greg Lang showing renewal on UFO cherry planting. #ifruittree https://t.co/qXa9EyIzgS
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RT @milkovich_matt: MSU's Greg Lang shows #ifruittree his sweet cherry experiments. https://t.co/ViLJrENt3z
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RT @milkovich_matt: Bus tour day at #ifruittree. Let's do this!
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7 days ago
Read @milkovich_matt's first day wrap from @iFruitTree's winter sessions where speakers targeted precision tree fru… https://t.co/APpMsnO7S0
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7 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: We still don't know what causes bitter pit. #ifruittree
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7 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Control of bitter pit: Everyone should be doing calcium sprays. #ifruittree
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7 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Bitter pit occurs all over the world. More research on it than all other disorders except scald. #ifruittree
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RT @milkovich_matt: Beaudry found the first mention of it in 1869. It was called "speckling." #ifruittree
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RT @milkovich_matt: MSU's Randy Beaudry is recounting 150 years of failure with bitter pit. #ifruittree
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7 days ago
Vicky Scharlau, exec director for @WAwinegrowers, on the need and the path to ensuring sustainability for the clean… https://t.co/dU8taKU38Y
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More online: Here’s our story from April about Einhorn’s Ellepot work. https://t.co/9coXslUTxi #ifruittree
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RT @milkovich_matt: Potential issues include circling roots. #ifruittree
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RT @milkovich_matt: All sorts of containers out there. Have good benefits for fruit growers. Minimal disruption of rhizosphere, for example…
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RT @milkovich_matt: Bare root trees inherently prone to transplant shock. #ifruittree
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RT @milkovich_matt: Todd Einhorn is weighing the pros and cons of planting potted nursery trees. #ifruittree
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7 days ago
RT @iFruitTree: The future of IFTA! Congratulations to all our Young Professionals! #ifruittree https://t.co/Ts71eQmzGE
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Robotic harvest remains the Holy Grail of orchard automation, but pruning technology is in development as well by… https://t.co/QcuAsgaV3R
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7 days ago
RT @NSTreeFruit: Terence Robinson answers a FAQ about tree height. A 1:1 ratio of tree height to row width gives the optimum light intercep…
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7 days ago
RT @jmcextman: Terence Robinson’s take home message on Evolution of Apple Training Systems @iFruitTree #ifruittree https://t.co/AShhV8XJIU
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RT @milkovich_matt: 2D orchard design for robotic picker might be profitable, but there will be a penalty, Robinson said. #ifruittree
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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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