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

11 hours ago
B.J. Thurlby of @NWcherrygrowers shares stats on last season’s success and the ways the cherry industry is developi… https://t.co/E1xIKNihZg
4 days ago
Recognized as @WAwinegrowers’ grower of the year for 2020, Sadie Drury of Walla Walla shares how putting people fir… https://t.co/5YDCAYUegW
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5 days ago
The @EquitableFood certification assures consumers that produce is “Responsibly Grown and Farmworker Assured,” but… https://t.co/qC9zNL6zuH
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5 days ago
Regulators @lniwa update and extend coronavirus worker housing rules. https://t.co/gBGRpyxN5a
5 days ago
Two spreadsheet savvy @iFruitTree speakers say the future of farming includes crunching numbers on your computer.… https://t.co/CHkh6h4Ruh
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6 days ago
Northwest blueberry growers to promote fruit in Southeast Asia. @blueberries https://t.co/OJ5awD3DhM https://t.co/vHy2YcnQra
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6 days ago
Mistakes made during dormant pruning in the vineyard can be costly. https://t.co/IDN36BJ8Ah https://t.co/GMPSkRr3Yg
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7 days ago
U.K. experience plus U.S. innovation makes for a good hard cider blend. https://t.co/TyU7jtbsQO https://t.co/egSj8SrvRZ
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7 days ago
Washington apple pride pays off: In the first year, over 500 new specialty license plates raise nearly $16,000 for… https://t.co/wYUIEO4hXk
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10 days ago
Meet Eric Cameron & Allison Schrader from Eltopia WA, young growers in our May 1 issue. The third generation workin… https://t.co/WNhCRmXaDC
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11 days ago
Cherry growers make first Northwest crop prediction. https://t.co/Gz3M4AliaS
11 days ago
Fruit companies vaccinate their workers. https://t.co/ha901A2W3W https://t.co/scmMbUqGp3
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12 days ago
Washington State University taps @KhotLav as interim director for @wsucahnrs AgWeatherNet. https://t.co/13BZLTE9LD
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12 days ago
Oregon OSHA indefinitely extends pandemic ag restrictions, including bunk bed ban. @FruitTreeAshley https://t.co/jszVTISvtB
12 days ago
Looking back at 2020 can teach us how to prepare for the next crisis, says crisis communications specialist… https://t.co/K3TR0hhMHT
12 days ago
Slow movement and low prices mar Year 2 for @thecosmiccrisp. https://t.co/Uv2YQAB6pa https://t.co/5Y6nkojVBh
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13 days ago
Rising wages, lowering overtime threshold put New York growers in a bind. @ccecornell, @NYFarmBureauhttps://t.co/MEPXgqRAiw
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14 days ago
The Farm Workforce Modernization Act offers growers a glimmer of hope for needed labor reforms. It’s not perfect, b… https://t.co/LU4srAazBx
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14 days ago
WSU pathologists share updates on apple powdery mildew research. https://t.co/NLFhNC1Skx https://t.co/PahLNGanUe
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18 days ago
The wide-ranging research project @AppleRoot2Fruit that aimed to help growers optimize rootstock choice for fruit q… https://t.co/nc4HpbQ714
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19 days ago
Biorenovation approach to fight replant disease by recruiting good microbes appears to work in field scale… https://t.co/fvoZBGemTZ
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19 days ago
We know last week’s freezing weather damaged Great Lakes fruit crops, but we don’t yet know how bad it was.… https://t.co/DOO9y0cRrr
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19 days ago
Don’t just throw calcium at calcium-related problems, says @b_sallato with @WSUExtension. First look for factors th… https://t.co/zU8LHR9Klh
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20 days ago
WSU’s @b_sallato suspects some growers may waste money on calcium treatments. https://t.co/YXiWQMVZ6A https://t.co/kcxyYdtG63
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20 days ago
Some New England orchards, including @RogersOrchards, have success suppressing weeds with wood chips.… https://t.co/haCWM8beFy
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21 days ago
Five years into their study of soil health, @WSUTreeFruitExt and @WSUTFRECPhysiol are finding important impacts on… https://t.co/N4kpXLqD0I
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25 days ago
30 years of research show Idaho’s climate is great for cold-hardy table grapes, but the fledgling industry faces ch… https://t.co/nAlbnra5ea
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25 days ago
Idaho’s fruit belt may look like an island in a sea of potatoes, but for more than 30 years, @uidaho pomologist Esm… https://t.co/Lc05d36NuC
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26 days ago
A Yakima judge grants wafla and @WAFarmBureau a win on some challenges to the state’s COVID-19 emergency regulation… https://t.co/78FtOA6R7x
26 days ago
The WA wine industry has its work cut out for it, but bright nuggets emerge from 2020, say experts @WAwinegrowers c… https://t.co/xWHILs8cgf
27 days ago
The Asian pear niche: Specialized orchards growing specialized pears for specialized markets. @SubarashiiPearhttps://t.co/rlQAuxsxWG
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28 days ago
At its annual conference, held virtually in February, @iFruitTree started with a primer on planting trends across N… https://t.co/HJHAm6KXBo
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31 days ago
Meet Jacob Wafler of Wolcott NY, our young grower in the Apr 15 issue. A third-generation grower and nurseryman, he… https://t.co/YM6NLMIvE2
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32 days ago
In the sequel for the @iFruitTree feature in our April 1 issue, Great Lakes growers dial in on precision management… https://t.co/whIluR4Oci
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32 days ago
Missed soil structure 101? Here’s your chance to catch up! https://t.co/02nVcJq9lZ https://t.co/gzrXWmG40C
33 days ago
Blueberry researchers @WSU_SmallFruits search for best nutrition practices for organic producers in arid Eastern Wa… https://t.co/P5Q10kxcoe
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34 days ago
WA and OR industry officials and health authorities offer help for tree fruit employers who want to schedule worker… https://t.co/c3FcM3KYtG
34 days ago
Soil moisture sensors and data loggers aim to make irrigation more accurate. @HollabaughBros, @METER_Grouphttps://t.co/HKgrBhfy2g
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35 days ago
Overtime legislation in Washington progresses through the state House of Representatives. https://t.co/5ABnJu7x64
35 days ago
Learn some soil-savvy strategies from @OMAFRA, @ucanr, @NDSUPlantSci and others for preventing flooding and erosion… https://t.co/RSZuEiBEVz
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39 days ago
Washington and Nova Scotia growers tell @iFruitTree virtual winter conference visitors how they grow Honeycrisp at… https://t.co/LHnb6dezvI
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40 days ago
An a-peeling approach: A new method for predicting bitter pit shows promise for New York Honeycrisp, according to… https://t.co/thnIczl1kw
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40 days ago
Viticulturist @WSU_IAREC studies how increasing heat stress affects grapevines and fruit. https://t.co/DrK7e6iO2f / https://t.co/ee6lVJgnnY
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41 days ago
Are your trees thirsty? Irrigation tech company hopes to entice Washington apple growers to the promise of precisio… https://t.co/k13jytBsSp
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41 days ago
WSU’s @CrowderLabWSU takes the helm of DAS and unveils a few new tools for a new future. https://t.co/VTmdSSAk4h / https://t.co/rdY88tNHVU
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42 days ago
A decade of collaborative BMSB research is wrapping up. Here’s what @BMSBresearch, @ExtensionVoices, @VTCals and ot… https://t.co/t9ok3Npuzn
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42 days ago
Native tree endophytes push back tree fruit diseases @DotyLab https://t.co/rG8ypsS4Nt https://t.co/ngwzUL7q6J
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45 days ago
Meet Sydney Anderson from Benton City WA, young grower featured in our April 15 issue. She helped her family farm t… https://t.co/R6jsJyIAYt
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46 days ago
The EverCrisp ortet, the seedling that first grew the popular @MidwestApple variety, can be found in an unusual orc… https://t.co/5E71pFqpOB
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47 days ago
In their new book, “Sweet Cherries,” @OSUAgSci’s Lynn Long and Clive Kaiser and @CANRatMSU’s Greg Lang present 11 c… https://t.co/dDjlr6nki2
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47 days ago
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi inoculation boosts shoot growth for grapevines in initial research by @WSUWineSciencehttps://t.co/sVSg5uQhVl
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53 days ago
Nurseries feel the pinch of the apple doldrums and ask growers to plan ahead. https://t.co/QXwGodgSW9 https://t.co/wRsMgrxlFj
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54 days ago
The @WSDAgov is urging Yakima Valley residents and growers to be on the lookout for the invasive Japanese beetle af… https://t.co/YZroOFZjev
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54 days ago
WSU’s @MDWhiting, @HorticultureWsu and fellow researchers expand frost coat spray trials and move toward commercial… https://t.co/4mQMFsx29w
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54 days ago
Mason bee suppliers implore fruit growers to give them a try. https://t.co/zPH3dZXSh9 https://t.co/sDvaFAeW9x
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55 days ago
Washington wine industry unveils timeline for sustainability certification program at WineVit, @WAwinegrowers’ onli… https://t.co/qhY2HbYjeP
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55 days ago
Free Washington testing program shows low positivity rate among incoming farmworkers. @wsdohNEWS, @medicalteams. https://t.co/LNWcVkCyEk
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55 days ago
Washington trials show promise for a new plant growth regulator to manage return bloom and a new chemical thinner i… https://t.co/do2Wx9YE7B
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56 days ago
Australian researcher @UniMelb invents microwave weed killer and shares with @WSU_Vit_Ext. https://t.co/sFfdcIWn8d / https://t.co/sSgj22i8XA
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56 days ago
More and newer blueberries need new and better pollination plans, and a @USDA_NIFA grant is funding the project wit… https://t.co/OQvYKX9HZT
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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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