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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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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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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Missed soil structure 101? Here’s your chance to catch up! https://t.co/02nVcJq9lZ https://t.co/gzrXWmG40C
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Blueberry researchers @WSU_SmallFruits search for best nutrition practices for organic producers in arid Eastern Wa… https://t.co/P5Q10kxcoe
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WA and OR industry officials and health authorities offer help for tree fruit employers who want to schedule worker… https://t.co/c3FcM3KYtG
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Soil moisture sensors and data loggers aim to make irrigation more accurate. @HollabaughBros, @METER_Grouphttps://t.co/HKgrBhfy2g
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4 days ago
Overtime legislation in Washington progresses through the state House of Representatives. https://t.co/5ABnJu7x64
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Learn some soil-savvy strategies from @OMAFRA, @ucanr, @NDSUPlantSci and others for preventing flooding and erosion… https://t.co/RSZuEiBEVz
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Washington and Nova Scotia growers tell @iFruitTree virtual winter conference visitors how they grow Honeycrisp at… https://t.co/LHnb6dezvI
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9 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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9 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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10 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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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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11 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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11 days ago
Native tree endophytes push back tree fruit diseases @DotyLab https://t.co/rG8ypsS4Nt https://t.co/ngwzUL7q6J
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14 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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15 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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16 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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Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi inoculation boosts shoot growth for grapevines in initial research by @WSUWineSciencehttps://t.co/sVSg5uQhVl
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22 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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23 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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23 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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23 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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24 days ago
Washington wine industry unveils timeline for sustainability certification program at WineVit, @WAwinegrowers’ onli… https://t.co/qhY2HbYjeP
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24 days ago
Free Washington testing program shows low positivity rate among incoming farmworkers. @wsdohNEWS, @medicalteams. https://t.co/LNWcVkCyEk
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24 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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25 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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25 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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28 days ago
The bipartisan bill to offer more certainty to farmworkers and growers was passed by the U.S. House on March 18, le… https://t.co/TEAwpSxOMt
28 days ago
Meet Jerry Torres of Quincy WA, young grower in our Mar 15 issue. He's earning an ag degree & starting a grafting b… https://t.co/76zDYFM0Un
29 days ago
Farmworker vaccinations have begun in earnest in Washington and soon in Oregon. @OneCommHealth @WashingtonFruithttps://t.co/0gZGsG761d
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29 days ago
Is spatial data-driven farming addictive? Perhaps so, said Efficient Vineyard project leader @TBates52, and myEV no… https://t.co/aMZZICoTkN
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29 days ago
Technology meets crop load management in new USDA-funded project including a who’s who of leading apple researchers… https://t.co/N2uDkhuwfG
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30 days ago
Check out the list of items up for sunset review, then speak up to keep them on the approved list for organic produ… https://t.co/w8QaIFM24P
30 days ago
Researchers @NSTreeFruit and @Plant_doc talk thinning apps, relatively new technology that can simplify the thinnin… https://t.co/tU1Rsiiq86
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31 days ago
WA growers can meet @US_FDA FSMA Produce Safety Rule training requirements with courses offered in Yakima March 23… https://t.co/uQbvU57BSX
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31 days ago
What rootstocks should WA wine grape growers plant? Start with small trials, suggests speakers at #WineVit… https://t.co/f2MktYth1z
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31 days ago
Bee researchers are over the doom and gloom, and they’re ready to focus on bee health @ApisProtect, @LBBeekeepershttps://t.co/a5CRgaHdny
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31 days ago
The hunt for the Asian giant hornet notched a major victory, but lessons @WSDAgov learned in 2020 will be put to us… https://t.co/A3TUTpqPPu
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32 days ago
Growers face another year of rules for the coronavirus. Here’s a look, state by state. https://t.co/3fe95TE0dk https://t.co/NAtOgeeKhp
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36 days ago
With spring comes the risk of bud-damaging frost. This year, @AgWeatherNet will offer frost forecasts for the Washi… https://t.co/SKKijq2L16
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36 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Great news! Food and farm workers in Washington will be vaccine eligible next week! https://t.co/jIKUCLvrVs
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36 days ago
Proponents say solid set canopy delivery systems that can spray orchards without a sprayer are ready to move out of… https://t.co/oqX1u75nCA
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37 days ago
The building blocks for accelerating harvest automation, more cost-effectively: A new @wg_cit initiative aims to fo… https://t.co/85vYQAZfIX
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37 days ago
RT @drtreefruit: @goodfruitgrower @jmcextman Extension folks, diagnosticians, and anyone curious: I have a lot of great pictures of Marsson…
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37 days ago
Marssonina, an emerging pathogen, was either hiding in plain sight or just recently arrived, according to Jon Cleme… https://t.co/0mzWJpIO1e
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38 days ago
Wine industry offers research props, economic analysis at virtual annual meeting, WineVit. @vscharlauhttps://t.co/Z0VACdyXOm
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$2 million donation from @NorthwestFCS will help @wsucahnrs programs, including @WSUWineScience, @WSUTreeFruitExt,… https://t.co/jdDjQq7GuP
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A team of @OSUAgSci researchers studying grapevine red blotch share the latest findings in vectors, virology and vi… https://t.co/21sOVdG8KD
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Researchers report resistance to cherry powdery mildew fungicides in Washington and Oregon and ask growers to adjus… https://t.co/edU9rVWEPF
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39 days ago
Anita Oberholster of @ucdavisCAES receives @ASEVtweets Extension Distinction Award. https://t.co/ToSGLxKUpg
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New model might be “light at the end of the tunnel” for spotted wing drosophila control in tart cherries.… https://t.co/S9tRYYOzWO
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Listen up! Tree fruit education, ag technology insight and thoughtful conversations with other farmers are now avai… https://t.co/ZeBu7uahjb
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42 days ago
Meet Luke Tonnemaker, a young grower from Royal City WA, featured in our March 1 issue. A 4th-generation farmer, Lu… https://t.co/X2luBCgJnx
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43 days ago
Leafhoppers not wanted: Deterrent strategies show promise in @wsucahnrs research to help growers improve management… https://t.co/F8KDQssZBf
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44 days ago
2021 @AuctionWAWines lineup includes online and live events supporting the Washington wine industry and benefitting… https://t.co/2SfvY0DZ5S
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44 days ago
Popularity of sterile insect release for codling moth control soars. https://t.co/a4YoNKSygy https://t.co/dZ1fq7rRdE
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Researchers in two states probe best practices for sterile insect release for codling moth control. @WSUEntomologyhttps://t.co/WTUdws5KPj
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45 days ago
Federal judge tosses Washington prevailing wage survey results certified by @USDOL. https://t.co/8dwXtjxwFJ
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Invasive pest eradication is possible. What can we learn from California’s victory against the European grapevine m… https://t.co/vY8Cy1kun0
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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 »