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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Organic growers, speak up! Several key materials — including sanitizers, inert ingredients in pheromone dispensers,… https://t.co/xcMW2CAhVr
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3 days ago
Pear study circles hosted by @WSUTreeFruitExt to bring together growers, researchers and industry professionals to… https://t.co/Hz0cChvDxS
3 days ago
Dual-threat Gem pear enters third harvest for the commercial market for Diamond Fruit and @OneontaSRG.… https://t.co/Jem4fmKQP5
4 days ago
Starting jobs during the pandemic hasn’t slowed the progress of new pear scientists: @USDA_ARS's @FruitsRootsSci a… https://t.co/f3gpj16Sh4
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5 days ago
There’s a niche for New England seedless table grapes, say @COLSA_UNH and @UNHExtension researchers.… https://t.co/OdXFmpLH2Y
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9 days ago
Cost-share grant funds available for growers removing trees due to X-disease and little cherry disease.… https://t.co/AjM7d78JtG
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10 days ago
Ten pruning rules that deliver high yields and packouts of apples and pears. https://t.co/Vf5SonBohi https://t.co/geiuRMCOuJ
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11 days ago
Researchers with @CornellCALS, @TfrecWsu and @OSUAgSci among $30 million in grants from @USDA_NIFA to boost organic… https://t.co/DiPa9fG7mK
11 days ago
Washington apple industry tweaks @thecosmiccrisp harvest timing to address greasiness. @carotorresdelchttps://t.co/ZYrQ8pBV93
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12 days ago
The @TfrecWsu team plans WA 38 preharvest field days Sept. 17 and 22, including a Spanish-language discussion of th… https://t.co/l8FE9m4DdA
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12 days ago
Getting the right pear ripened the right way for the right customer is easier said than done. New technologies help… https://t.co/7LKak6yjsq
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16 days ago
RT @LouisNottingham: Our lab's pear IPM research and Extension efforts made the centerpiece article in @goodfruitgrower this month. Change…
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17 days ago
Wenatchee Valley pear growers put IPM to work and like what they see so far … knock on wood. @LouisNottinghamhttps://t.co/rSQtv64CAc
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18 days ago
Roughly average Northwest pear crop of 16.1 million boxes expected by @PearBureau. https://t.co/igSzqszuoH https://t.co/LeCasgM8XP
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19 days ago
RT @TreeFruitRob: The apple defect guide rotators are published! Here's a nice example: https://t.co/EKoL99doJxThanks @WSUTreeFruitExt &…
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19 days ago
The heat stress in 2021 put apple orchards’ protective measures to the test, according to crop consultant… https://t.co/7xjPpnH6a7
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19 days ago
Early-season record heat wave cost the Northwest 20 percent of its cherry crop, but discussion of impacts will cont… https://t.co/Goh4VDIiaV
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23 days ago
Meet Dianna Sanchez of Chelan WA. Working as a technical support agronomist for Stemilt Growers, part of her job is… https://t.co/qA4Emudky6
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24 days ago
Celebrating 90 years of promoting pears, social media helps @PearBureau keep @USApears fun and fresh for consumers.… https://t.co/UthXYLLVtN
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25 days ago
When it comes to grapevine viruses, diagnosis dictates disease management, according to @WSU_IAREC director and vir… https://t.co/DTj0wLZ3uu
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31 days ago
Washington exempts propane-fueled orchard weed control from burn ban. @WSDAgov https://t.co/pgPZlgfwvM
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31 days ago
Cornell researchers are diving deep into rapid apple decline, which they think is more than just winter injury.… https://t.co/FQxRPFmvUi
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32 days ago
WSU researcher @KhotLav begins field trials of ozonated water and hot oil therapy for control of diseases and pests… https://t.co/cwmprIUGTM
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33 days ago
Counting grape clusters with your smartphone is not that far away, say @thegrapeprof, @CornellEng and @KarkeeManoj.… https://t.co/kBqYLqfWec
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37 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: And finally, @usapples Chris Gerlach with the big crop forecast. #AppleOutlook2021
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37 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: What can you do to tell the apple story on climate change? Create sustainability reports. It's not hard. The family sto…
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37 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Knight's general observations: Days of climate change denial are behind us. Climate challenges need the scalable soluti…
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37 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Knight describes himself as a "green Republican," an endangered species. His focus is on climate change. Says new gener…
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37 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Biden admin reviewing overall China policy. Mixed signals, but tariffs will probably be in place for a while. #AppleOut…
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37 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Anderson talking Trump trade wars, China's retaliatory tariff on US apples: 55% tariff still in place. #AppleOutlook2021
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37 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Biden said no new trade agreements due to other priorities, plus pause on pending agreements. Will take more multilater…
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37 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Pres. Trump "flipped the script" on trade. Favored mini trade deals over larger agreements. Voters started caring more…
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37 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: In last 20 years science continues to amass on climate change. Action needed. Ag one of few sectors that sits on cuttin…
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37 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Bruce Knight of Strategic Conservation Solutions is up. Says he's not going to debate impacts of climate change, but he…
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37 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: "Drought in this continent is not going away, not in the short term." Could last another 2-3 years. #AppleOutlook2021
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37 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: North America dealing with quite a drought for the last year. If drought persists, then comes extreme temps. Big impact…
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37 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: World Weather's Drew Lerner is talking drought and the 2022 apple crop. #AppleOutlook2021
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38 days ago
At @usapples's #AppleOutlook2021, the @USDA shared its estimates for the 2021 crop, which is looking slightly larg… https://t.co/GWnpnjM4IP
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38 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Statistics enthusiasts (me) have been waiting for a table like this. #AppleOutlook2021 https://t.co/FR1HZ6pDzW
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38 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: "Local" is most powerful trend in produce. #AppleOutlook2021
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38 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Honeycrisp is estimated to be the third biggest variety for 2021 crop, overtaking Fuji and Granny Smith. Probably overt…
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38 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Lutz: "dollar stores" are growing faster than supermarkets in last few years and are starting to focus on produce sales…
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38 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Cheatham: vast majority of us do not eat enough fruit during the day. 80% of US population does not meet USDA recommend…
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38 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Cheatham: Thanks to covid, Americans are stressed more than ever before; food and mood very close together; what you ea…
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38 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Foodscape Group's Rachel Cheatham is the first speaker. #AppleOutlook2021. Leading metatrends to reach today's consumer.
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38 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: USDA estimate for Washington's 21/22 crop: 176.2 million (42-lb) bushels. WSTFA's 21/22 Washington estimate is about 12…
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38 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Setting the table for #AppleOutlook21: USDA estimates 265.4 million bushels for the US 2021/22 apple crop, a 2.7% incre…
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38 days ago
Can hyperspectral cameras usher in a new era of smart irrigation for wine grape growers? Researchers at @WSU_IAREChttps://t.co/qEeef4b136
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38 days ago
Follow Matt today for the news from @usapples's outlook meeting. https://t.co/BQQ9yNYBEr
39 days ago
Growers have more options when shopping for labor tracking apps. https://t.co/3BRg1NHkOD https://t.co/Bg4IUVK64R
40 days ago
Australian initiative led by @VicGovAg seeks new technology for stone fruit by 2022, including new tools from… https://t.co/kNfzVZLnJN
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45 days ago
The concept of computer vision in orchards has come a long way, and today companies are trying to make the economic… https://t.co/M4Vox3sGKB
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46 days ago
Can taking a “project management” approach to specialty crop producers’ need for automation technology accelerate t… https://t.co/ePscwIGHOP
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47 days ago
Autonomous tractor technology, such as from @MonarchTractor and @_BWRobotics, appears poised to finally reach Washi… https://t.co/qO6CWMoDcc
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51 days ago
Meet Cody LaRiviere of Yakima WA, our young grower for Aug '21. He's planting and managing apple blocks and is exci… https://t.co/gZ0u9Er3Lj
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53 days ago
Train employees to be vigilant against cybersecurity threats. @WAOCIO https://t.co/iDT8QHgoaF https://t.co/fXOc7ZvDVq
54 days ago
OSU’s @FruitTreeAshley knows of many cherry viruses that don’t rhyme with Chittle Larry. https://t.co/3Yt2u7bCjT https://t.co/XCnB3Y1gfB
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55 days ago
What’s an MRL and why do they matter for fruit producers? David Epstein of the Northwest Horticultural Council expl… https://t.co/Xea52YnyY4
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59 days ago
Youngblood Vineyard does something unique for a Detroit-area winery: grow its own grapes. @youngbloodvineshttps://t.co/HErnHakwwA
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61 days ago
Florida peaches have great potential, but a lack of rootstocks is one of the things holding them back. @UF_IFAS res… https://t.co/HvpdQWkQsH
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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 »