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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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Expecting a short crop — 110 million boxes was the average estimate — Washington Apple Commissioners tighten budget… https://t.co/cvnQIuTPT0

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RT @NorthfieldTobin: Great article about the work by @Scottthepathol1 , @careyescorral , @BugCatchrAdrian , @AbugailClarke , Tawnee Melton,…

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Fabrics that protect trees from rain, hail and sun skew the mathematics of trellises, say engineers with @Trellx an… https://t.co/MsRnZOY0Mf

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Leafhopper research by @wsucahnrs, @USDA_ARS, @NorthfieldTobin AND @Scottthepathol1 puts weeds in the X disease spo… https://t.co/AYuBWZbvPN

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Snap a photo, snip a branch: a robotic pruning debut from @WazzuCpaas and @EngineeringOSU. https://t.co/PmvlOYwJ4k https://t.co/xvqlNoWuO1

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Viticulture is no longer just about growing grapes. @NYWineGrapeFdn and @CornellAgriTech talk about new vineyard te… https://t.co/SVmFDAElGu

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How do you tell the difference between an effective product and an ineffective product? Test it. @iFruitTreehttps://t.co/2BBbIfzXqv

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Picking and storing Honeycrisp samples three weeks early can help predict bitter pit. https://t.co/ssnwG1yk8T https://t.co/UtlEnFIe6W

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Meet Connor Duim of Zillah WA, young grower in our June issue. He's helping his family farm methodically plan for a… https://t.co/WUE5WzEN29

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Companies such as @AllanBros and Washington Fruit gear up to harvest cherries at night again, after the scorching s… https://t.co/ZWPQiyueMD

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Revised @NWcherrygrowers estimate would be smallest crop since 2008. https://t.co/77ezLDkfHY

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Climate projections by WSU’s @KirtiRajagopal1 show shade netting won’t be enough in future summers, while heat extr… https://t.co/dToxbftkt7

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Northwest growers pondering plans in the wake of the 2021 heat wave, which climatologist @ranknovice says may not b… https://t.co/8UqX4ihefX

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Washington grower continues to sell the Carenval cherry though @SVCVarieties of British Columbia claims it belongs… https://t.co/CO9Fe6ViMz

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Pear growers are invited to @USApears' annual meetings to be held June 1–2 in Portland, OR. https://t.co/gZ3r3yX0KF

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Looking for a list of cherry rootstocks? We’ve got you covered. https://t.co/8G8EReohic https://t.co/bCWulcVJBT

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Codling moth class continues with a primer on pheromone response: Don Thomson of Pacific Biocontrol explains why th… https://t.co/paFNAdf1ZM

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Although @NWcherrygrowers can’t control the weather, President B.J. Thurlby is looking at ways to grow market oppor… https://t.co/XVgKq0nnDR

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Mt. Ridge Farms is leading Pennsylvania’s high-density charge. https://t.co/JLJrgoJhK5 https://t.co/cc4kM5rCIi

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Northwest Cherry Growers calls for 150,000 tons in the group's first crop estimate of 2022. https://t.co/O8hH6Atgez

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Pedestrian orchards keep labor costs in check for Idaho growers. https://t.co/sG7741Uhoo https://t.co/bAtDnGe2of

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Labor challenges require more flexibility in everything from pruning approaches to scheduling shifts, according to… https://t.co/sY1n0X4lWh

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Fall of @CandyCot illustrates rising costs of farming in California’s Central Valley. @CalFreshFruit.… https://t.co/pgL2R7f6Fk

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California grower @ColombiniJeff riffs on drive-row production, organics, labor, sucker grafting and a little histo… https://t.co/zeyu43x367

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Tips from an @iFruitTree panel: Plan 2–3 years ahead before replanting an orchard. https://t.co/TJd2txV0nm https://t.co/4m5i25KqN3

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From @MSUExtension, 10 tips to get the most out of cover crops in your orchard. https://t.co/JZ1uuejQ8u https://t.co/VPzCBAJiyR

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Meet Jutsely Rivera of Moxee WA, our May 1 young grower. She's a 2nd-gen farmer who first wanted to work in medicin… https://t.co/ZAn6PKjehe

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Growers and managers pivot to meet new reality of overtime, featuring @BrittanyKomm of Precept Wine.… https://t.co/T450q6RYcV

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Wisconsin's @SaciaOrchards finds that the way to guest workers’ hearts is through their stomachs.… https://t.co/r8Uqrg8Q5T

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H-2A use continues to rise, despite overtime and expensive proposed changes. https://t.co/YiKtTNLxwU https://t.co/pMJJEVyw1d

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Mike Willett, retired manager of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, says looking back at past success c… https://t.co/mzexfyPjMa

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Experts kick off Codling Moth Summit by revisiting core biology of the pest. @buggedbybugs @CrowderLabWSU.… https://t.co/Kr4zxRl9gp

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What is ethical recruiting for farmworkers and how could it help growers who rely on H-2A workers? Farm labor contr… https://t.co/AqkXDWCVx1

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RT @WSU_Vit_Ext: Washingtonians - We still have a few spaces left in our Viticulture Intern Boot Camp on May 24 ... register your interns s…

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Herbicides will be expensive and in short supply this year. Plan accordingly with a few tips from specialists… https://t.co/IDbSJhAZky

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A high-powered approach to weed control will be the focus of organic blueberry, apple and almond trials this year,… https://t.co/0fNdyKFD39

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Growers share experiences battling fire blight outbreaks in New York’s apple regions. @CornellAgriTechhttps://t.co/pPUw3voNwI

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Researchers at @WSUTreeFruitExt and @OSUAgSci discuss new tricks to control fire blight without antibiotics.… https://t.co/PtaPQlgDb3

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Looking for apple bud damage? @wsucahnrs shows how to quickly cut and evaluate apple buds on the tree and identify… https://t.co/jiIRl0jnKx

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UC provost and ag exec Wendy Powers named new dean of @wsucahnrs. https://t.co/8UGXenDWWd

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Stronger trellises and better drainage help Pennsylvania growers deal with downpours. @agsciences.… https://t.co/LzFimpcRR8

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Irrigation specialist Troy Peters of @WazzuCpaas breaks down the pros and cons of five soil moisture sensors.… https://t.co/KzmJHxsjOv

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Meet Johanny Castro Chinchilla of San José, Costa Rica, our April 15 young grower. He's a grad student at Penn Stat… https://t.co/c9L2qGomJn

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What if apples could be to cider what wine grapes are to wine? Would we talk about how the terroir influences a Col… https://t.co/vwlwPy0FCd

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After back-to-back disasters, an organic grower in Colorado reflects on the future of his family farm in the contex… https://t.co/XQRhsNVxrq

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Widespread replanting after freeze in Colorado fruit country has family farms reconsidering their future, and resea… https://t.co/7iP2J4ogZF

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When it comes to pesticides, the label is the law. That’s why @WSDAgov pesticide compliance program wants to alert… https://t.co/SXPlRe20ZF

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Washington invests in soil with new initiative that will dedicate $2 million a year to long-term research, extensio… https://t.co/CR1fyzuHj2

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Ag employer group @NCAEonline to hold webinar on protecting workers from heat stress. https://t.co/x8PEfFf9Ct

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Funding from @Wa_State_Wine industry supports @wsucahnrs research into grapevine phylloxera risk mapping and manage… https://t.co/v2A88gyPzs

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Hey @goodfruitgrower readers, take part in our quick online survey to help us plan our coverage for the upcoming se… https://t.co/3KRZKL7Nh6

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New OSU horticulturist @GalimbaKelsey aims to rejuvenate research into the use of amelanchier rootstocks for pears.… https://t.co/816o9kRRGf

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Though proving uncommon as trees mature, @wsucahnrs research finds green spot in WA 38 seems to be influenced by vi… https://t.co/LQ0NK7CN0I

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Pacific Northwest growers log into virtual meeting conversation with WSU's @MDWhiting and @b_sallato to discuss col… https://t.co/3MfU21NtnH

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Remember that PNW heat wave? Climate change is hitting vineyards across the West. We’ve got advice on heat waves, d… https://t.co/wZxaCZLVyd

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New @USDA_ARS scientists in Prosser and Wenatchee WA and in Hood River OR tackle soil health and postharvest physio… https://t.co/XHTV1tmXFS

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RT @kprengaman: I couldn't have said it better myself: who needs the hassle (and risk) of tending a backyard apple tree when you live in th…

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The tree fruit research team in Hood River, Oregon, is back at full strength. @OSUPearCherry https://t.co/UF0deOgfmh https://t.co/3H0bQhofzx

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Washington wine grape growers can get the latest phylloxera research updates from a @Wa_State_Wine WAVEx webinar Ap… https://t.co/VY1Jg1oiLX

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Could air and ground robots team up to provide frost protection? A team from @agsciences is testing the concept.… https://t.co/HlimTq22pr

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