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

2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Now hearing from @LIVEcertified, a sustainability program based in the Willamette and aligned with the Salmon-Safe standard…
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @LIVEcertified But marketing matters. Multiple certification programs can confuse consumers who don't understand the nuance…
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Stephanie Bolton from @LodiGrower speaks about the Lodi Rules sustainability certification program. She says they are hopin…
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: The thing about fumigating is that it's like "pressing CTRL ALT DELETE" @WSU_Vit_Ext says. It clears everything, good and b…
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @WSU_Vit_Ext Data from fumigation trials show lower levels of the plant parasite nematodes (the root knots ones!) in non-fu…
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: "Replanting is an investment. We fumigate to try to protect that investment. But how effective is it?" @WSU_Vit_Ext said. P…
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: WA's root knot nematodes have a different life cycle than their CA cousins, but @WSU_Vit_Ext found a substantial increase i…
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: I love the #WAgrapesociety door prizes. That’s all.
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Education matters to the #WAgrapesociety. A panel of speakers from @WSUWineScience, @YakimaCollege and Wenatchee Valley Col…
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Next at #WAgrapesociety, @WazzuCpaas student Abhilash Chandel explains how #drone based remote sensing could improve vineya…
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: First #WAgrapesociety talk this morning from @wsucahnrs entomologist David James about his spider mite surveys. Big picture…
3 days ago
Phylloxera, economics and industry awards highlight Day 1 of the 2019 Washington State Grape Society Annual Meeting… https://t.co/vLoNgGgdmj
3 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Phylloxera will feed on Concord vines, which are a hybrid of vinifera and American vines, but they won’t cause critical dama…
3 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Phylloxera is all up and down the Lower Yakima Valley in Washington, not just Walla Walla, said Michelle Moyer of WSU. #wsgr…
3 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Temple University suspects the Spotted Lantern Fly will take hold in Washington by 2030. Sven-Erik Spichiger of the WSDA sus…
3 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Evaporative cooling brought down canopy temperature by 8 degrees without affecting shoot length, node number, later shoot nu…
3 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Ben-Min Chang of WSU-Prosser is developing an evaporative cooler for grape vines to cool canopies without boosting vigor. #w…
3 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: The 2019 Walter Clore Award - a lifetime industry contribution honor - goes to Prosser, Washington, grower Dennis Pleasant,…
3 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Turning a bucket upside on the vineyard floor is a cheap way to trap phylloxera, which instinctively climb the walls. Doug W…
3 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: “For those of you with phylloxera in your vineyard, your good ol’ days of self-rooted vines are probably over.” Doug Walsh o…
3 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: California growers are moving toward a marketing order to promote their wines in Eastern US to compete with European imports…
3 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: California wineries have no tank space left, there is no spot market and up to 30,000 acres of grapes are coming out. "We’ve…
3 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Concord production this year is estimated at 176,237 ton from Washington this year and 404,000 from the US overall, said Tre…
3 days ago
Demand for #WAwine grapes once seemed infinite. Not anymore. Growers are pulling out older vines to bring supply mo… https://t.co/F3zMgYSxPv
4 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Pre conference mingling at the Grape Society annual meeting. Stay tuned for more updates throughout the day. Sessions begin…
5 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @Scottthepathol1 Turns out, annual weeds aren't much of a reservoir. Other stone fruit, such as peaches and plums, on the o…
5 days ago
RT @kprengaman: When pathologists talk insects: @Scottthepathol1's slide features a grasshopper masquerading as the leafhopper spreading We…
5 days ago
RT @kprengaman: High-tech to low-tech whiplash here at the cherry research review: Emerging pesticides for SWD presented today range from g…
5 days ago
RT @kprengaman: The PNW cherry industry is funding so much critical research on SWD, Little Cherry Disease, and better horticulture and @go…
6 days ago
Ontario growers can now grow Marquette, a cold-hardy wine grape from @UMNHorticulture, for the VQA label that signi… https://t.co/ypk95U3IML
11 days ago
The latest ag census shows 3.3 percent of apple farms have 50 percent of the acreage in America, proving what we al… https://t.co/JIJjSEqgys
13 days ago
Hooray for hort shows! Get ready for the 2019 @GLEXPO, Dec. 10–12 in Grand Rapids, MI: https://t.co/xQGcDSUS1G An… https://t.co/uyiSAPnrEk
17 days ago
To meet the #WAwine industry’s innovation needs, the @Wa_State_Wine Commission created a new research funding progr… https://t.co/Yd0rF33tD3
17 days ago
Meet Lesley Tamura, our #YoungGrower featured in the November 2019 issue. Lesley earned a teaching degree and taugh… https://t.co/OXJTJTSZuM
17 days ago
RT @kprengaman: My twitter feed today is full of support for this rare, bipartisan-from-the-get-go effort to tackle the #aglabor crisis in…
17 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Happy Halloween!! You know what's really spooky? Why some seasons are worse for powdery mildew!! But don't worry, @WSU_Vit_…
18 days ago
New legislation aims to fix immigration, H-2A. @goodfruitgrower has details. https://t.co/CAftGVc4ld
33 days ago
RT @kprengaman: What if growers could spray their crops without a sprayer? I learned about the latest research on solid set systems for vin…
39 days ago
The @wsubees research will have a new home in Othello, @wsucahnrs announced this week. That’s more space for bee br… https://t.co/gLstjMrI2Z
41 days ago
RT @kprengaman: The invasive spotted lanternfly is a threat to vineyards and a new @USDA_ARS model shows that it would be right at home in…
45 days ago
Meet Javier Valencia, the #GoodFruitGrower #YoungGrower featured in our Oct. 2019 issue. Javier is a second-genera… https://t.co/6XEIhZbI5a
52 days ago
@goodfruitgrower is looking for outstanding cover photos! Share your best images highlighting tree fruit and grape… https://t.co/bBHdLqPR3R
53 days ago
And if you missed it… read our story about the @WSUTreeFruitExt Cosmic Crisp harvest field days being held this wee… https://t.co/cLTjvSavlD
53 days ago
When is Cosmic Crisp ready to pick? See our demonstration video on how to use the Cosmic Crisp (WA 38) iodine starc… https://t.co/l3ICJ6THOg
54 days ago
It might be a challenge for growers and journalists, apparently 🤣 https://t.co/0G9uFIdqp6
65 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Air speed reaches 60mph. @findtj gets the proof as grower Travis Allan measures the airflow. https://t.co/qXG8KZ6LSh
65 days ago
RT @kprengaman: You can clearly the the difference in exposed fruit after the row on the left was defoliated with the new technology from F…
65 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Whooosh, there go the leaves! https://t.co/zCzmautd9m
65 days ago
RT @kprengaman: German company FruitTec demos their new leafing equipment in WA. Use 8-12 days before harvest improves color. https://t.co/…
66 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @iFruitTree @findtj @RedPrinceApple Plus, a live demo on the crop adapted spraying approach from @Spray_Guy https://t.co/nF…
66 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @iFruitTree @findtj And that's not all. I wrote about one family's equipment innovations https://t.co/eMhdjZJZ9h and their…
66 days ago
RT @kprengaman: I had a fabulous time in Ontario this summer, tagging along on the @iFruitTree tour. Now you can read all about it on our s…
86 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @usapples @milkovich_matt And if you missed Matt's coverage from last night, here's the big news from day 1 of the #AppleOu…
86 days ago
RT @kprengaman: U.S. 2019 apple crop forecast to be 4 percent larger than last year, according to @usapples #AppleOutlook19. @Milkovich_mat…
87 days ago
RT @kprengaman: The promise of data driven farming is often stymied by lack of connectivity for cloud computing. @Microsoft aims to change…
87 days ago
And on the West Coast, editor @kprengaman is visiting the future at @WazzuCpaas... https://t.co/LHN6qCKHmv
87 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Michael Choi: In a nutshell, China is back to normal. After an unprecedentedly bad year in 2018, the crop will be back…
87 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Talking autonomous farm vehicles at @WazzuCpaas. “Liability is a bigger hurdle than technical challenges,” says Mel Torrie…
87 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Riley: If this chart seems hard to read, it's deliberate. An example of the glut of varieties consumers have to wade th…
87 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Too many apples is the problem? Tough talk from Kroger at #AppleOutlook19 https://t.co/Cp4o3sI6tO
87 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Riley: apple consumption is declining. Too many varieties is problem. Old varieties not being phased out fast enough to…
87 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Randy Riley of Kroger: our share of apple market is 38%. #appleoutlook19
88 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: "Gala Overtakes Red Delicious" was the big headline last year. But that was just the forecast. When the actual crop cam…
88 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: BREAKING NEWS: @usapples has a hot new logo. #AppleOutlook19 https://t.co/bjJFtu7WwP
88 days ago
RT @kprengaman: New @goodfruitgrower editor @milkovich_matt is there! Stay tuned for updates. https://t.co/1jAkFBEXCu
88 days ago
@goodfruitgrower's newest team member, Michigan-based @milkovich_matt, hit the ground running for us this week and… https://t.co/SbLin5EqZB
102 days ago
Besides “OMG it’s hot!” check out what @kprengaman had to say from the WSU #SunriseFieldDay yesterday in Wenatchee.
109 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Working on my stories about the @iFruitTree Ontario tour for the Sept issue of the @goodfruitgrower and there's just too mu…
116 days ago
RT @kprengaman: This @ChudleighsFarm apple blossom is so good! And you can tell from my profile I don’t mess around with pie opinions. Amaz…
116 days ago
RT @findtj: With the 2019 #IFTAontario summer tour wrapped up, I wanted to make sure everyone who attended could download the high-res grou…
116 days ago
RT @findtj: Today’s #IFTAontario stop wowed attendees at Botden Orchards in Georgian Bay region with this over the row recirculating spraye…
117 days ago
RT @kprengaman: We’ll have detailed coverage of the issue - and the many perspectives involved - in the October Apple issue of the @goodfru…
117 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Great discussion about the phenomenon known as Sudden Apple Decline - rapid collapse of young apple trees, often on M.9 roo…
117 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Next stop, Bamford Family Farms in Clarksburg. Owned by @bamfordproduce , Steve Bamford said they got into the orchard busi…
117 days ago
RT @kprengaman: From last night: Grower Tom Ferri says if you are going to plant Ambrosia, you have to plant it close. This block is 10’x18…
117 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Well I left my phone on the bus so you’ll have to check @findtj for photos but we got to check out a lot of innovative equi…
117 days ago
RT @kprengaman: What do you do when you accidentally plant Honeycrisp on G. 890 roots at 11x2? Grower Shane Ardil says they shook the fresh…
117 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Now for something completely different.... #iftaontario https://t.co/BMlYCmKcav
118 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Our tour guide has lots of insight into the Georgian Bay apple region and lots of bad jokes about cyclists. 😳 #iftaOntario

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

Managing relationships is an important key to family farms: Great Lakes Farm Market EXPO Read More »

Hort Show Contest

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