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

9 hours ago
The @USDA says apple growers qualify for CFAP funds after industry appeal from @usapples and others. https://t.co/oQjykWfS0Y
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11 hours ago
Labor walkouts over workplace conditions related to coronavirus fears disrupt operations at seven Yakima area wareh… https://t.co/TiHuBC1gzq
12 hours ago
Fruit packers have made systematic changes to adjust to operations under the coronavirus pandemic.… https://t.co/wn2cfb7gBA
2 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
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7 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
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8 days ago
WSU and managers of @thecosmiccrisp sue nursery for illegal propagation of WA 38 trees. https://t.co/LtMyPgQomS
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8 days ago
Washington’s @ChelanFresh and @OneontaSRG awarded funding to supply Farmers to Families food boxes through @USDA co… https://t.co/rYYHQezfuI
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9 days ago
Virtual cherry field day from @WSUTreeFruitExt and @OregonStateExt on July 6 offers timely industry updates and Q&A… https://t.co/wlSsnNkVK5
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14 days ago
Scientist @WazzuCpaas wins grant to develop robotic pollination. https://t.co/sYKRP7Gd5o
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14 days ago
Ludicrously named apple from @MidwestApple has a juicy, fruity flavor. https://t.co/KP1MW5oqZT https://t.co/2GOqVVYvb1
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15 days ago
New training videos in English and Spanish from @WSUTreeFruitExt should help scouts spot and sample for little cher… https://t.co/3KQVhzqIu0
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15 days ago
Breeders @michiganstateu are studying red-fleshed apples and their commercial potential for cideries such as… https://t.co/Zo5tO9M7OW
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16 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
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21 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
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22 days ago
Apple industry appeals to USDA to revisit pandemic payment eligibility. @USDA_AMS, @usapples https://t.co/JShp426aTn
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22 days ago
Washington’s leading grapevine nursery shares what growers need to know if they want to plant grafted vines.… https://t.co/hAx5xE1Wcb
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23 days ago
Research by @KarkeeManoj @WazzuCpaas shows drones might work as a bird deterrent. https://t.co/x2LGFM4d0Y https://t.co/6OQaO8DFzd
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27 days ago
A new virtual tasting series from @AuctionWAWines brings wine expert @KarenMacNeilCo and prominent Washington vintn… https://t.co/EpKWslobQA
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29 days ago
With temporary worker housing regulations in flux during the pandemic, growers are searching for solutions as they… https://t.co/mDPaeUMuIb
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29 days ago
Fruit growers look for ways to safely continue production during pandemic.https://t.co/7rqEHtpvSd https://t.co/IxrWNayc5U
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30 days ago
Agricultural labor attorney @Wixwixwixwix advises caution when navigating overlapping sick and family leave mandate… https://t.co/mIkjM1qkUD
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34 days ago
Chad Kruger named director of @WSUTreeFruitExt, WSU’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee. . https://t.co/hpkUqK0qpI
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34 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
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34 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
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35 days ago
Washington and Michigan have issued another new slate of rules for agricultural practices during the pandemic.… https://t.co/isLdnrUOi5
35 days ago
Meet Maureen O’Callaghan, a #GFGYoungGrower from Ephrata WA, featured in our June issue. She chose viticulture beca… https://t.co/wHvaSb4XT2
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36 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
36 days ago
The @WAFarmBureau is distributing free hand sanitizer in Wenatchee and the Yakima area June 4. https://t.co/J4pp4S4t9b
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36 days ago
Want 30 bins per acre in the second leaf? Plant trees that are already performing, said nurseryman and grower Dale… https://t.co/89q8E1u7XS
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37 days ago
Looking at the success of Pink Lady, Lynnell Brandt of Proprietary Variety Management makes the case that critical… https://t.co/7u0oqoYzQc
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38 days ago
A summer without farm tours and field days? Don’t worry. The @goodfruitgrower is still reporting — from a safe dist… https://t.co/A0jsMCY904
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41 days ago
In the second vote this week, the Northwest pear industry reversed itself to approve marketing order changes that w… https://t.co/Qx6iYLLRi4
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42 days ago
Avoiding bruised blues: A few PNW blueberry growers are testing prototype soft-catch harvesters to allow fresh mark… https://t.co/YrZynrcGIA
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42 days ago
Check https://t.co/iP5Va3YeIZ for coverage of the pear industry meetings soon. https://t.co/IWA57Zrdjf
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42 days ago
Combining mechanical vineyard management techniques can achieve near hand-labor quality for a fraction of the costs… https://t.co/8oFBJCdeJv
43 days ago
Pruning to bud count can boost size and color, says @MSUExtension educator Phill Schwallier. https://t.co/BhaEPdNNLs
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43 days ago
High-density harvest of tart cherries is possible, but there are roadblocks. See what some Michigan growers and… https://t.co/mjaL9CqR5o
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44 days ago
With industry consolidations and forced adjustments, Northwest Michigan cherry growers have seen better days. https://t.co/q1gjHCiorl
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44 days ago
Yes, China imports U.S. cherries, but they’re also getting pretty darn good at growing their own, says @MDWhiting o… https://t.co/36QBR0Fj36
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48 days ago
It was a close vote, but a majority of tart cherry growers and processors support renewing marketing order. https://t.co/VzWlCLpz7A
48 days ago
In August, @usapples's annual outlook conference will be held online. Details: https://t.co/DuKK0rdyWt
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49 days ago
Growing cherries is hard. Fortunately, a few industry veterans have some words of advice and encouragement.… https://t.co/kKRqkYThUo
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50 days ago
Apple and pear growers are eligible for direct support from the @usdafsa Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, but d… https://t.co/1nZbXAYaJM
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50 days ago
In the shadow of the coronavirus, produce marketers such as @NWcherrygrowers and @Stemilt scramble to create online… https://t.co/aWzzwJ34cm
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51 days ago
A wine grape virologist @WSU_IAREC encourages growers to bring samples in for virus screening.… https://t.co/44JObvCSEc
52 days ago
Sap beetles take Michigan cherries by surprise. @MSUExtension https://t.co/PlbyJdQsIs https://t.co/AHzD6A5H9z
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52 days ago
Little cherry disease poses a big risk to the PNW cherry industry, so WSU and OSU researchers are working hard to b… https://t.co/SnZVWnrNMA
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52 days ago
Officials don’t want European cherry fruit fly to spread beyond Western New York, but a small cherry industry there… https://t.co/0tppZtqtDV
55 days ago
Washington’s @ChelanFresh and @OneontaSRG awarded funding to supply @USDA Farmers to Families food boxes through ne… https://t.co/KiSe9Kljka
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55 days ago
Meet Alicia Abendroth, our young grower featured in the May 15 issue. Originally from Germany, she co-owns the fami… https://t.co/qVSslVcePX
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56 days ago
Bunk beds are still allowed in farmworker housing, with conditions, under new Washington state rules. https://t.co/o1GJYVbB15
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56 days ago
Catch little cherry disease early with good sampling and scouting practices, according to columnists Tianna DuPont… https://t.co/IxWigzpPqd
56 days ago
The challenges of selling cherries in a pandemic are many, but the @NWcherrygrowers team has a plan to adapt to the… https://t.co/t1t1flVHmk
57 days ago
The @NWcherrygrowers convene virtually for annual preseason meeting and call for a 201,500-ton crop.… https://t.co/N40MI8YDlk
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57 days ago
Tree fruit industry groups have issued guidance to production companies facing protests, walkouts and increased scr… https://t.co/4A5y14eZN7
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57 days ago
Even wineries that prefer hand-picked grapes can use mechanization as a tool to improve vineyard management. See ho… https://t.co/70VFBYqD2m
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58 days ago
Washington to give out 50,000 free masks to agricultural workers through nonprofit groups. https://t.co/2DARoUdDc5
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58 days ago
No more late nights calculating payroll. Growers such as @ssdurfey and her family turn to phone apps to manage empl… https://t.co/BVRWUJGK2m
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59 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Hey Twitter, how can the @goodfruitgrower help you as we look ahead to the rest of 2020? What information do you need or wh…
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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

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

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