2018 WASHINGTON STATE HORT SHOW
Good Fruit Grower coverage from the 114th Washington State Tree Fruit Association Annual Meeting and Northwest Hort Expo
December 3-5, 2018, at the Yakima Convention Center in Yakima, Washington.

Growing generations: 2018 Good Fruit Growers of the Year

Block by block, the Plath family has grown a company — and a reputation for quality — by focusing on every aspect of fruit production from tree to market. Read More »

Growing by the numbers: 2018 Good Fruit Growers of the Year

Growing unconventionally: 2018 Good Fruit Growers of the Year

Growing potential: 2018 Good Fruit Growers of the Year

Funding education is a top priority for the Plath family. Read More »

Good Fruit Growers of the Year

WSTFA18: Cosmic Crisp concludes the show

WSTFA18: Disease, pest and vigor management panels

Tree fruit industry leaders honored at 2018 Washington awards banquet

WSTFA18: Postharvest problems

WSTFA18: Fire blight in the spotlight : Video

WSTFA annual meeting, Day 1

A wrap of the first day's discussions at the WSTFA Annual Meeting and Hort Show in Yakima Read More »

To see opportunities, look at the world differently – Hort Show preview

Keynote speaker at the WSTFA Annual Meeting says the future doesn’t have to surprise us. Read More »

The frost fight – EXPO preview

Researcher weighs in on heat, wind or water to fight frost. Read More »

3 days 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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3 days ago
Labor walkouts over workplace conditions related to coronavirus fears disrupt operations at seven Yakima area wareh… https://t.co/TiHuBC1gzq
3 days ago
Fruit packers have made systematic changes to adjust to operations under the coronavirus pandemic.… https://t.co/wn2cfb7gBA
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5 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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10 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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11 days ago
WSU and managers of @thecosmiccrisp sue nursery for illegal propagation of WA 38 trees. https://t.co/LtMyPgQomS
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11 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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12 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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17 days ago
Scientist @WazzuCpaas wins grant to develop robotic pollination. https://t.co/sYKRP7Gd5o
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17 days ago
Ludicrously named apple from @MidwestApple has a juicy, fruity flavor. https://t.co/KP1MW5oqZT https://t.co/2GOqVVYvb1
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18 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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18 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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19 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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24 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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25 days ago
Apple industry appeals to USDA to revisit pandemic payment eligibility. @USDA_AMS, @usapples https://t.co/JShp426aTn
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25 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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26 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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30 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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32 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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32 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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33 days ago
Agricultural labor attorney @Wixwixwixwix advises caution when navigating overlapping sick and family leave mandate… https://t.co/mIkjM1qkUD
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37 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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37 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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37 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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38 days ago
Washington and Michigan have issued another new slate of rules for agricultural practices during the pandemic.… https://t.co/isLdnrUOi5
38 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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39 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
39 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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39 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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40 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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41 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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44 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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45 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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45 days ago
Check https://t.co/iP5Va3YeIZ for coverage of the pear industry meetings soon. https://t.co/IWA57Zrdjf
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45 days ago
Combining mechanical vineyard management techniques can achieve near hand-labor quality for a fraction of the costs… https://t.co/8oFBJCdeJv
46 days ago
Pruning to bud count can boost size and color, says @MSUExtension educator Phill Schwallier. https://t.co/BhaEPdNNLs
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46 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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47 days ago
With industry consolidations and forced adjustments, Northwest Michigan cherry growers have seen better days. https://t.co/q1gjHCiorl
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47 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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51 days ago
It was a close vote, but a majority of tart cherry growers and processors support renewing marketing order. https://t.co/VzWlCLpz7A
51 days ago
In August, @usapples's annual outlook conference will be held online. Details: https://t.co/DuKK0rdyWt
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52 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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53 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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53 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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54 days ago
A wine grape virologist @WSU_IAREC encourages growers to bring samples in for virus screening.… https://t.co/44JObvCSEc
55 days ago
Sap beetles take Michigan cherries by surprise. @MSUExtension https://t.co/PlbyJdQsIs https://t.co/AHzD6A5H9z
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55 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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55 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
58 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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58 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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59 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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59 days ago
Catch little cherry disease early with good sampling and scouting practices, according to columnists Tianna DuPont… https://t.co/IxWigzpPqd
59 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
60 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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60 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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60 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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61 days ago
Washington to give out 50,000 free masks to agricultural workers through nonprofit groups. https://t.co/2DARoUdDc5
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61 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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62 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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Helping the family that grows together to stay together – EXPO preview

Featured speaker at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO will discuss strategies for family farm businesses. Read More »

Fire blight control featured at 2018 WSTFA Annual Meeting

Growers to gather for December’s annual conference in Yakima, Washington. Read More »