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 »

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Ten academics retire from extension work @ucanr. https://t.co/4wt84W2kOj https://t.co/wUNuMhhxxE
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12 hours ago
Preparations underway by @USDA_ARS and @daane_lab to release a parasitoid wasp that targets cherry and berry pest s… https://t.co/K3i6ci5xdG
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3 days ago
We’re looking for outstanding cover photos! Share your best images highlighting tree fruit and grape growing from a… https://t.co/UFZPo2sfT4
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4 days ago
Seeing through the smoky haze: Wine scientists in WA, OR and CA present a plan to research critical industry questi… https://t.co/06Cb5CVdT0
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5 days ago
Looking for suitable vinifera sites in Michigan? @CANRatMSU researchers found some surprises.… https://t.co/ljyg1wJFKR
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6 days ago
The $66 million Plant Sciences Building @wsucahnrs is complete. https://t.co/qvfYk2yR7v
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6 days ago
Pennsylvania growers take another look at pears, thanks to fire blight-resistant varieties. https://t.co/5ul4NPwQEmhttps://t.co/NlO0fm4bll
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7 days ago
See who won the 2020 individual and alumni @WAEF_ORG Volunteer of the Year awards: https://t.co/52urayagQK
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7 days ago
Royal Slope and Candy Mountain earn designations as Washington’s newest AVAs. @Wa_State_Wine @WINESofWAhttps://t.co/Ln1cIUkO5Q
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11 days ago
Why some Washington wine grape growers see the appeal of biodynamic farming. @DemeterUSA https://t.co/17lnyd0tfw https://t.co/dbdcketkok
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13 days ago
Food trend futurist @Jack_A_Bobo talks about combatting consumer misperceptions about agriculture. https://t.co/fqil38QTW5
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14 days ago
Taking on a new leadership role, @WSUTreeFruitExt's Karen Lewis, @kmlewis57, is now director of @WSUExtension's Agr… https://t.co/vsRotVllQz
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14 days ago
Maker of self-driving sprayer, @GussAutomation, eyes the PNW tree fruit industry, while Burro from @AugeanRoboticshttps://t.co/TJVZlkaphF
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17 days ago
Meet David Bittner from Appleton NY, #GFGYoungGrower in our Nov 2020 issue. David earned a degree in ag system mana… https://t.co/gAYCAe7K4p
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17 days ago
WA Supreme Court rules against ag exemption for overtime pay. https://t.co/mQhCnBzKbu
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19 days ago
The @WAEF_ORG 2020 Volunteer Organization of the Year Award goes to @cmiorchards. https://t.co/M2DAlD2oEF
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19 days ago
The when, where and how of scouting for phylloxera in WA vineyards, from @WSU_Vit_Ext and @buggedbybugs. By who? Yo… https://t.co/Ad8tKmCSXy
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20 days ago
AEWR will stand pat for two years after @USDOL announces freeze and adjustment to AEWR calculations. https://t.co/59ix1xeIox
20 days ago
Three-year project for @WSUWineScience, funded by @Wa_State_Wine, looks to determine the scope and severity of phyl… https://t.co/CZPGycOsQJ
21 days ago
The hort show in your hands — the upcoming WA tree fruit industry’s annual meeting and expo will be virtual this ye… https://t.co/aYATyvyxME
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25 days ago
Responding to a little cherry disease impact survey can help @WSUTreeFruitExt and @FruitTreeAshley identify the eco… https://t.co/hIRkEPzVkR
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25 days ago
WSU prof aims to commercialize water-saving subsurface wine grape irrigation approach. @KionaWine @WSUWineSciencehttps://t.co/Nx2fK2wZlb
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26 days ago
Blueberry growers need more up-to-date pollination recommendations, so @CANRatMSU’s @msuberrybugs and… https://t.co/NU680r6Zql
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27 days ago
Research at @CornellCALS confirms new bitter rot species. https://t.co/ltVhSyDxVi https://t.co/VZloYmcD8A
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28 days ago
Finally, some good news! @WSDAgov #AsianGiantHornet eradication team successfully destroyed its first nest over the… https://t.co/SsvNNBwdiS
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31 days ago
Oregon extends coronavirus-related farm labor housing rules through winter. @ORagriculture https://t.co/EoqFRbLrPr
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32 days ago
Deadlines approaching for farmers in @STofOregon to apply for coronavirus expense reimbursement. https://t.co/i8Je00RxSX
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32 days ago
Researcher with @TfrecWsu works toward in-orchard detection of postharvest pathogens. https://t.co/XqHYwClB9Z https://t.co/flTxUijghx
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33 days ago
Ongoing study at @CANRatMSU shows tighter orchards could lead to replant problems. https://t.co/lCruwyygAA https://t.co/q7F52RJU1A
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34 days ago
Vineyard study by @CANRatMSU shows weed control requires multiple techniques. https://t.co/SbgTt1bxJs https://t.co/uFhAv4nFse
39 days ago
Columbia Basin orchardists rig retractable netting system. https://t.co/RCDjYyZPQX https://t.co/grM98nirWz
41 days ago
New York growers weigh pros and cons of using drape netting, and they're waiting for hail to really put it to the t… https://t.co/Ps7QUOSdrh
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41 days ago
Reflective fabric improves apple coloring and grower profits in @ccecornell trial. https://t.co/8zpvIQEZlE https://t.co/srRxrEPS8e
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46 days ago
Though dead, the first spotted lanternfly found in the PNW is an ominous sign. The invasive pest has a taste for vi… https://t.co/cc58OZ6iFI
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47 days ago
How do apple brands stand out from the crowd? @goodfruitgrower takes a big-picture look at the proprietary apple la… https://t.co/lPGoxgcqs3
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49 days ago
The @USDOL drops annual wage survey tied to AEWR. https://t.co/TAfkbYlCT5
49 days ago
USApple talks pandemic and trade during @usapples Outlook conference. https://t.co/v5xk5uZsgU https://t.co/USQpgnKoRe
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52 days ago
Meet Juan Ojeda, #GFGYoungGrower from Royal City WA, in our Oct. 2020 issue. Juan learned a lot about tree fruit f… https://t.co/xc9IpTJVIp
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54 days ago
With exports falling, @Washington_Appl looks to focus on home court strength. https://t.co/OnNHA9B8IC https://t.co/aCfR0ICQ3t
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55 days ago
Candy Mountain becomes Washington’s latest, and smallest, American Viticultural Area. @Wa_State_Wine @WINESofWAhttps://t.co/V5s1CqYnT5
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56 days ago
Blueberry groups ask U.S. to investigate imports. @the_FBGA @blueberry411 @USDA https://t.co/P9kGTk772j
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56 days ago
As @thecosmiccrisp harvest approaches, growers are advised to clip stems and pick promptly once fruit shows signs o… https://t.co/zTfdWMRp8G
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60 days ago
Organic grower voices are crucial for keeping access to needed materials. Speak up by Oct. 1 to have a say at the n… https://t.co/ecfiL6eoHU
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61 days ago
Cherry flights increase out of Washington’s little Grant County airport while exports decrease overall.… https://t.co/FrEIVUCy81
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61 days ago
Well of course we had a crazy cherry season in a crazy year. @ChelanFresh @NWcherrygrowers @PORTOFMOSESLAKEhttps://t.co/IswKTQsKk5
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62 days ago
Citing concerns of smoke-damaged grapes, West Coast wine industries urge Congress to extend a federal program that’… https://t.co/uusJYI23aA
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62 days ago
Peach growers @TitanFarms and Talbott Farms orchestrate transcontinental worker transfer while U.S. government make… https://t.co/pD4uU71S4S
66 days ago
Good news for wine growers, the industry is now eligible for the new round of coronavirus relief funds the @USDA an… https://t.co/Pywn2XzoCu
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67 days ago
Is all this smoke hazardous for grapes too? @WSUWineScience prof. Tom Collins says it's a complicated picture but d… https://t.co/FkKxxKkAi8
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67 days ago
Proponents of more pear varieties search for options and information as an alternative to starting a Washington bre… https://t.co/g3eX53Zudn
67 days ago
Smoke and wind drive down Washington apple crop estimate, says @Washington_Appl. https://t.co/eeOOGmXbm9
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68 days ago
Gerber’s long partnership with Michigan pears invests in the future with research. @Nestle https://t.co/SfSyFwi2eC https://t.co/NhsjZeqT76
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69 days ago
New legislation mandates collective negotiation for canning pears after prices plummeted last year when a processor… https://t.co/gG5pZJyHXZ
74 days ago
Michigan farmworkers must be tested for COVID-19. @MichFarmBureau, @UFWupdates https://t.co/AqgSUZZPQO
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74 days ago
State-mandated testing at Gebbers Farms shows low COVID-19 infection rate. https://t.co/yPHZnAjr8a
74 days ago
Peshastin pear growers say that without marketing and postharvest handling changes to spur consumer demand, prices… https://t.co/E3B4admKoA
75 days ago
Following months of pandemic-driven closures, wineries are hurting and grape growers expect less demand and lower p… https://t.co/QJ3EvhNAX3
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76 days ago
Blueberry groups announce virtual conference keynote speakers. @Blue4Health @blueberry411. https://t.co/apWxSGhKCD
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76 days ago
Quince rootstock trial from @WSUTreeFruitExt and @MSUExtension may have some good news for pear growers still pinin… https://t.co/dDkE0eBrIM
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80 days ago
Meet Fletcher Hukari from Hood River, OR, our #GFGYoungGrower featured in the Sept. 2020 issue. Fletcher is a fourt… https://t.co/9Jc3pY6eNK
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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 »