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We will be covering 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.

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Meet Jose Garcia, a young grower from Wenatchee, WA, featured in our April 1 issue. Jose started working in ag at a… https://t.co/UlJGBE0TmM

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Understanding more about the plant microbiome could uncover many benefits to agriculture, such as microbes that can… https://t.co/zN9WRQKIoG

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Consider legumes between your trees, say researchers @USUAggies and @WSU_SoilHealth as well as some commercial grow… https://t.co/p6MPWYYpZ1

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Washington grape growers use compost to boost long-term soil health; soil researcher from @WSUWineScience suggests… https://t.co/RhraLI8HzK

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RT @findtj: It’s not too late to join in the first seminar of the WSU-OSU Tree Fruit Extension webinar series at https://t.co/zRrxR3nea8

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Agriculture is an essential business, even in a pandemic, but it’s anything but business as usual. The… https://t.co/W774LSScK1

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New York growers anticipate a big bloom from Honeycrisp this year. Will they try blossom thinning to minimize bienn… https://t.co/1Df6qlVkV3

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Little cherry disease is expected to impact potential volume of 2020 cherry crop, @NWcherrygrowers announces:… https://t.co/nxL9dRy4l4

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Wild bees are disappearing from blueberry farms, according to @MSUEntomology research. Learn how to create healthfu… https://t.co/9VH9q0GE96

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Plenty of places to find info about how to run a farm during the coronavirus outbreak. @Stokes_Law @Cornellhttps://t.co/P5zdJJmhnc

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Fruit slows down the growth of young tart cherry trees. @MSU_Extension researcher shows using ethephon early can he… https://t.co/nmgkTKcQIB

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Meet Herbie Annala of Hood River, Oregon, our young grower featured in the March 15 issue. Herbie is leading effort… https://t.co/9xh0ZY9WXk

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Entomologist @wsubeeguy continues to breed better honey bees, while new projects and facilities round out the news… https://t.co/gQCJr0C2wY

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Learn pear pruning strategies from some of the best growers in Washington, thanks to @WSUTreeFruitExt's field day.… https://t.co/nVC5QxC6Ph

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In light of coronavirus, the @USEmbassyMEX has agreed to process pending H-2A visas for returning workers who don’t… https://t.co/EPL9gGg51U

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The @WSDAgov is planning how best to trap, track and eradicate the beehive-destroying Asian giant hornet this year.… https://t.co/idQCegv4Qi

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Blue orchard bees help honey bees with pollination duties in cherries and pears, according to early results from… https://t.co/7d1gZzfiNb

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Coronavirus concerns rattle the fruit industry. Check our web post for updated announcements and info, including… https://t.co/tyzM8jbdTu

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Washington growers try new tricks to curb what may be a codling moth resurgence. https://t.co/2a1jYgoJHZ Plus, tim… https://t.co/5b0aUFvIb0

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Arctic airmass aims for Eastern Washington tomorrow, @AgWeatherNet warns. @NWcherrygrowers are on high alert for bu… https://t.co/1BerBEsHfW

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Samurai wasp releases seek to slice down population of brown marmorated stink bug. @MSUExtension @OregonStateExthttps://t.co/dF1bA9Pkfy

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Keep an eye out for spotted lanternfly. @psuextension’s Heather Leach shares her efforts aimed at managing the inva… https://t.co/2Viyet1Xe9

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Want the flavor of a peach but without the drippy mess? New “neat peach” varieties from the @Rutgers breeding progr… https://t.co/xGH50J4cUc

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San Jose scale befuddled by pheromones. @MSU_Extension https://t.co/DYMq7r8fzj

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Ugh, paperwork! Don’t let surveys get you down. They have their reasons, and we have a few ways to help prioritize… https://t.co/w9OkS6G0fc

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Ever wonder what pear psylla pick-up lines sound like? @DowenJocson in the @CrowderLabWSU has recordings — if you’r… https://t.co/PxBPRxwo3C

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The @WAwinegrowers honors 2019 leadership award winners at its 2020 annual meeting, including growers Mike Sauer, K… https://t.co/JSChwUQZGr

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RT @Wa_State_Wine: We are sad to announce that @TasteWashington is canceled this year. We appreciate everyone’s support while we’ve been cl…

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RT @findtj: David Minick was honored with the 2019 Erick Hanson Memorial Grower of the Year award during the Washington Winegrowers luncheo…

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RT @findtj: Quick correction: these were the 2019 award winners, not the 2020 winners.

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RT @findtj: Gordon “Gordy” Hill, left, receives the 2020 Grand Vin award during the Washington Winegrowers luncheon on March 5 in Kennewick…

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RT @findtj: Kent Waliser, left, receives the 2020 Industry Service award during the Washington Winegrowers luncheon on March 5, in Kennewic…

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RT @findtj: Mike Sauer receives the 2020 Lifetime Achievement award during the Washington Winegrowers luncheon on March 5, in Kennewick, Wa…

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RT @findtj: Vicky Scharlau, executive director of Washington Winegrowers, welcomes 2020 attendees to the annual industry awards luncheon in…

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RT @SwassRoss: @SteMichelle @OregonState @CanoeRidgeWine $8,000 per year to operate a wind machine over 5 years. #WAwinegrowers2020 https:/…

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RT @SwassRoss: @SteMichelle @OregonState @CanoeRidgeWine Wind machines are effective but finite tool. They provide a 3-4 degree push. “Most…

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RT @SwassRoss: @SteMichelle @OregonState @CanoeRidgeWine “A good site trumps everything. Dave Harmening of Orchard-Rite said about frost co…

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RT @SwassRoss: @SteMichelle @OregonState @CanoeRidgeWine People sometimes say they are already mechanizing, and they are. “But there’s alwa…

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RT @SwassRoss: @SteMichelle @OregonState @CanoeRidgeWine cut labor costs of shoot thinning in high-tier blocks roughly in half by mechanizi…

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RT @SwassRoss: @SteMichelle @OregonState His study did not look at other chores to mechanize. He wants growers to give him ideas. Clark Sea…

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RT @SwassRoss: @SteMichelle Mechanizing leaf pulling and harvesting “is kind of a slam dunk,” when it comes to improving profits and liquid…

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RT @SwassRoss: Mech session moderator Mike Means of @SteMichelle called Thursday the “morning after” sessions, in references to Wednesday n…

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RT @findtj: Do rootstocks affect wine composition? Jim Harbertson, WSU, gave us his insight following the #WAwinegrowers2020 phylloxera ses…

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Last day for live coverage from @kprengaman and @findtj #WAwinegrowers2020

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More fruit growers are having a bear of a problem with bears damaging trees and destroying beehives. Read more and… https://t.co/K2NN6tu1cC

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Vineyard health check draws a crowd on day 2 of the @WAwinegrowers’ annual meeting. #WAwinegrowers2020 Read… https://t.co/GRVcyYozMB

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RT @SwassRoss: Analemma Wines in Columbia Gorge farms biodynamically. Workers have cows on the farm and they bury the manure in hollowed ou…

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RT @findtj: Moving vineyard equipment to/from phylloxera zones? Here’s a how-to slide on cleaning recommendations from @WSU_Vit_Ext https:/…

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RT @SwassRoss: Hedges Family Estate is a biodynamic wine producer on Red Mountain in Benton City, WA. First release in WA was Hedges in 201…

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RT @kprengaman: Harbertson is showing us a lot of tables of data and telling us, "there's nothing to see here." He said: '"What we saw was…

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RT @kprengaman: @WSUWineScience Don't worry through. Melissa Hansen from the @Wa_State_Wine and the @goodfruitgrower archive has us covered…

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RT @kprengaman: Jim Harbertson from @WSUWineScience shares findings of 1999 rootstock trial on wine making he did with Markus Keller. It's…

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RT @findtj: @WSU_Vit_Ext — Rootstocks offer many viticultural advantages we currently do not take advantage of.

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RT @findtj: @WSU_Vit_Ext — Most vine rootstocks are very cold hardy.

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RT @findtj: The @WSU_Vit_Ext team wears their “Vote Rootstock 2020” endorsement t-shirts during the #WAwinegrowers2020 phylloxera session t…

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RT @SwassRoss: Organic and biodynamic wines have strict certification processes; natural wines do not, said @HeadStoryteller @Oregonian. #W…

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RT @SwassRoss: "A lot of what we’re talking about today is as old as the planet,” said Michael Alberty, wine writer for The Oregonian in Po…

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And now @SwassRoss is on the scene

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