2021 NW HORT SHOW & EXPO
Good Fruit Grower coverage from the 117th Washington State Tree Fruit Association Annual Meeting and Northwest Hort Expo and the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO.



Learning from the ground up: 2021 Good Fruit Grower of the Year

A relentless search for innovative ideas and industry contributions make Mike Robinson the 2021 Good Fruit Grower of the Year. Read More »


"It all has to go together": 2021 Good Fruit Grower of the Year

Grower of the Year Mike Robinson says horticulture requires big thinking. Read More »


The next frontier: 2021 Good Fruit Grower of the Year

Robinson advocates for boosting soil health research for tree fruit. Read More »


Find familiar faces at WSTFA Annual Meeting

Retired research manager Willett, frequent flyer Zeihan to speak at in-person Northwest hort show. Read More »


Time to talk climate change

Great Lakes EXPO session to discuss the “elephant in the room.” Read More »


DeVaney: A new year ahead

After these unprecedented years, the tree fruit industry should take the opportunity to reflect on our successes so far and the opportunities ahead of us. Read More »


Dininny: Another year of Good Fruit tidings

We’re looking forward to joining you at the hort shows and beyond. Read More »


Return of the expo


Tree Top CEO highlights Hort Show opening session


Fruit production technologies the talk of Great Lakes EXPO, Day 1


Orchard research updates fill Tuesday morning session at WSTFA annual meeting


Abundant founder details successes and failure at Hort Show


Washington tree fruit industry honors standouts


Michigan hort society awards distinguished service


6 hours ago
“I would reluctantly recommend it”— grape growers and @WSU_IAREC viticulturist share the pros and cons of grafting… https://t.co/lGYS8JRnTW
1 day ago
Cowiche Growers cooperative in Washington celebrates 100th anniversary. @superfreshgrwrz https://t.co/ky95zMsuWH https://t.co/B3xzf9vpv0
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1 day ago
Federal and state agencies work on permanent smoke and heat rules for agriculture. @lniwa @OSHA_DOLhttps://t.co/N8LkB5SD8I
2 days ago
Good Fruit Grower is growing! We're expanding our editorial team to include a Bilingual Content Coordinator. View t… https://t.co/klKeZEEire
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2 days ago
Says American Cider Association’s @McGeePDX: Hard cider is alive and well, thank you. @PickCiderhttps://t.co/Qd4zeg7a4i
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3 days ago
Washington labor officials @ESDwaWorks seek farmers to complete a customer service survey. https://t.co/OAvh6xh1lA
3 days ago
A Michigan State University @MSUAgBio study shows plant growth regulators abscisic acid and auxins improve calcium… https://t.co/kTnVdpiYpQ
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6 days ago
Meet our JAN 15 young grower: Tyson McCallum from Ephrata WA. Tyson is a first-generation farmer who earned a degre… https://t.co/Q6q43kS8wb
7 days ago
Washington’s favorite new apple brand, @thecosmiccrisp, is starting to hit store shelves in Europe and other worldw… https://t.co/Db54OC7uW2
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7 days ago
IFTA gawk at multileader apples in Italy tour, @fondazionemach. https://t.co/olhLQ2ghph https://t.co/MOfBPyZuOe
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8 days ago
Wineries are booming business in Texas. Can the state’s grape growing keep up? @Texas_Wine https://t.co/oKcg7R0MGi https://t.co/OTyTiomH4a
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9 days ago
Center for Produce Safety research focused on dry parts of peach packing lines, to see where pathogens persist.… https://t.co/rlpdfd0xVY
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12 days ago
A challenging 2022, Chilean industry growth, politics and horticulture are discussed at the 80th Cherry Institute i… https://t.co/6bVzinecO1
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12 days ago
Pasco, Washington, grower Pat Sullivan is named the 2023 Cherry King at the Cherry Institute in Yakima, Washington.… https://t.co/D58UeZl4sa
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13 days ago
RT @kprengaman: After lunch at the #CherryInstitute, Karina Gallardo from @WSUExtension talks cherry growers through her costs of productio…
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13 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Good morning from the @NWcherrygrowers's #CherryInstitute, where the conversation kicks off with a look at last year's shor…
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14 days ago
Led by @RepKimSchrier, federal lawmakers from the state of Washington seek more open trade with India. https://t.co/9CWYYUos4x
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14 days ago
Crop sizes, global upheavals and market fluctuations are forcing the Washington fruit industry to rethink the expor… https://t.co/OVy4XElMGo
15 days ago
Penn State study proves SLF/vine decline connection. @agsciences https://t.co/dyCAXMtCCc https://t.co/oZdcdHN4dy
16 days ago
For growers, HR goes digital with tools from @ganazplatform, @harvust, and more. https://t.co/psVTR9HGUO https://t.co/wIqP9zW3hR
17 days ago
A group of history buffs aims to give Yakima, Washington’s historic downtown fruit shipping industry some modern ku… https://t.co/B92VX5FXXH
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20 days ago
Meet our Jan. 1 young growers: Joseph (left) and David Tisch of Mount Horeb WI. They are first-generation apple far… https://t.co/hq3lkBWYGx
21 days ago
Who would buy an apple business right now? Investors, who are betting that access to more cashflow will better posi… https://t.co/UiS2YqYF55
22 days ago
Agribusiness coach Steve Kluemper, @SteveKluemper talks farm succession at the Great Lakes EXPO.https://t.co/qy04eyWblk
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23 days ago
Outlook remains strong for Concord industryhttps://t.co/wduwoW7xCN https://t.co/YLBNfCgeSD
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23 days ago
New book by economist Desmond O'Rourke details the ups and downs of the Washington tree fruit industry.… https://t.co/iTL73dvZnn
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28 days ago
Are they nuts? The low labor and input needs have some Yakima Valley fruit growers considering — and planting — haz… https://t.co/jqp7P4diBx
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29 days ago
Are trellised blocks the future for U-pick farms? Some growers, including @ChudleighsFarm, think so. Our own… https://t.co/XNYzwqGQE4
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30 days ago
The man behind White Pine Winery, @WPWineDrDave, is pushing the potential of Southwest Michigan wine.… https://t.co/iH5VliFwuv
35 days ago
U.S. Senate spending bill moves ahead without last ditch ag labor reform amendment.https://t.co/sqCTC6TO6z
36 days ago
Odds favor the invader in pest eradication efforts, but some success stories give hope. @WSDAgov @EntsocAmericahttps://t.co/VeNi7bgkmh
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37 days ago
Breeders at @UMNHorticulture has issued a Clarion call to cold-hardy grape growers. https://t.co/CnzZ6c6RDx https://t.co/akbSqkGfbi
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37 days ago
Horse Heaven Hills winery @waterfromwine organizes a volunteer harvest each year to raise money for clean water p… https://t.co/tt2nhR4FhG
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38 days ago
Dutch companies @Aurea_Imaging and @Munckhof are testing their precision orchard tech in North America.… https://t.co/Wg5IGOYvsi
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41 days ago
U.S. lawmakers, including @RepNewhouse, try to revive immigration and ag workforce reform efforts with a new bill,… https://t.co/TTzI7AQYwp
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42 days ago
What’s the carbon footprint of a Washington apple? Retailers want to know, but answering the question accurately wi… https://t.co/NcQqs0YKk8
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43 days ago
Two WA blueberry farms, including @sakumabros, team with @Innov8Ag to launch BerrySmart, an answer to the tree frui… https://t.co/0lDbmZbyKf
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44 days ago
Snohomish County, Washington, orchard one of two test sites for @5GOILab. @Innov8Ag is one of the players.… https://t.co/ifekF33RFh
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45 days ago
Long-awaited changes to H-2A regulations by @USDOL don’t make things cheaper and easier for growers, as ag industry… https://t.co/gfKKuDepCX
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48 days ago
Israeli company @TevelAerobatic releases photos of Washington trials and holds demos of robotic picking in lobby of… https://t.co/eYtIOsn3kr
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48 days ago
The rush to develop a robotic apple picker continues with at least 10 groups trying to fill the void left by Abunda… https://t.co/dbLR4JZF3C
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49 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: John Behrens of Michigan Cider Association is giving a Michigan update. #glexpo
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49 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Next is MSU's Kristi MacCready talking about the microbiome and bitter rot susceptibility of cider cultivars. #glexpo
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49 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: MSU's Derek Plotkowski is starting things off with lessons learned from cider apple trials in Ontario. #glexpo
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49 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: #glexpo day 3. Morning hard cider session.
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49 days ago
Michigan hort society honors Bill Shane and Steve Thome for industry service @GLEXPO. https://t.co/nqIhB39HC1 https://t.co/Yumum0mahI
50 days ago
Scientists shared the latest research findings at the little cherry disease session on the final morning of the Was… https://t.co/ZiVgE5xOa1
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50 days ago
Stone fruit’s great leap forward encouraged @GLEXPO. https://t.co/CmFzP3UpIC https://t.co/xMZBolR2KH
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50 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Virginia Tech's Sherif Sherif is talking PGRs for return bloom and thinning of apples. #glexpo
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50 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: NCSU's Tom Kon is talking about predicting apple fruitlet abscission with new technologies. #glexpo
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50 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Good afternoon from #glexpo. Todd Einhorn is talking auxins during the Apple 2 session.
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50 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Bradley Farrar, Washington L&I Division of Occupational Safety and Health, discussing heat and smoke rules at #hortshow.
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50 days ago
Today's your last chance to see all the big ag machinery on display in Wenatchee at #hortshow. Here's a peek:… https://t.co/fSGrtYcpjO
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50 days ago
RT @kprengaman: I'm back on the little cherry disease beat at the #hortshow this morning. Scott Harper, @Scottthepathol1, says that genetic…
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50 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Christina Rodriguez of L&I discussing wage rules in ballroom north at #hortshow. Heat and smoke rules to follow.
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50 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Now MSU's Greg Lang is talking cherries. Specifically the future of fresh market sweet cherries in Michigan. #glexpo
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50 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: @smitholiviam is now talking about using predatory birds to chase pest birds away from cherry orchards. #glexpo
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50 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: In the Cherry session now. Utah State's Brent Black is talking precision ag technology in tart cherries. #glexpo
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50 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Starting in Stone Fruit, MSU's Greg Lang is talking revolutions. #glexpo
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50 days ago
At the #hortshow banquet Dec. 6, outstanding contributors to the apple and pear industry were recognized with the S… https://t.co/TcnV8N8OSr
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Blueberry, cherry pests the talk of Great Lakes EXPO, Day 2


Grower concerns, research, stats punctuate Cosmic Crisp session