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Live from Good Fruit Grower magazine

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.

Follow us! @goodfruitgrower@sdininny@kprengaman@swassross@findtj

Ever seen a beaver graft? Check out @SwassRoss’s story about this unique technique for converting to a multileader… https://t.co/vFhDhAsse4

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What makes a tree a tree? @kprengaman shows us how @USDA_ARS researchers in Kearneysville WV are answering some gen… https://t.co/9yf96KEffa

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Dig into our story about root windows and the research @WSUTreeFruitExt’s Bernardita Sallato is doing to study root… https://t.co/qw5Cg1HWOF

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Merlot sales slumped after the movie Sideways slammed the popular wine 15 years ago. Read about its rebound in this… https://t.co/YVlltQjtpi

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RT @kprengaman: It's not often the @goodfruitgrower ends up in the @CJR but it's cool they are taking a look at how Ag industry publication…

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Feeling bitter about bitter pit? Learn about efforts to prevent it in @kprengaman’s story about rootstock research… https://t.co/NFoTx0npoZ

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🤖 coming to an orchard near you. Future #robotoverlord ? https://t.co/uq8v17zVlh

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WSTFA is offering FSMA grower training in English & Spanish April 11 & 12 and May 2 & 3 in Wenatchee and Yakima. Re… https://t.co/H1QHRh1pU9

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RT @sdininny: Phillips: The take-home message is that GA is not a substitute for good farming and harvest practices. It will complement tho…

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RT @sdininny: Phillips: Split applications can be helpful for Chelan, staggered bloom period resulting in staggered maturity, or late matur…

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RT @sdininny: Phillips: Thorough coverage is critical. Optimum absorption occurs at 70- 80 degrees F. @bphillips4149 #Cherry #FruitSchool

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RT @sdininny: Byron Phillips @bphillips4149 of Valent USA shares tips on PGRs. Specific tips on Gibberellic Acid: Match the dose (rate per…

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RT @sdininny: Lawrence on bee basics: And nutritional needs stimulate the type of pollen the bees seek. So, have diverse pollinizers close…

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RT @sdininny: Lawrence on bee basics: Incoming pollen and nectar stimulate egg laying. Increase in egg laying and nutritional demands of la…

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RT @sdininny: WSU's Tim Lawrence on pollinators: Crack your hives. See what's inside and know if you have a healthy colony. #Cherry @FruitS…

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RT @sdininny: Thompson: In short, you won't see improvements overnight if you decide to mulch. Be patient. Choose a system that's easy to f…

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RT @sdininny: Thompson: But mulch significantly increased organic matter and water infiltration. Expect to see increases to active carbon,…

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RT @sdininny: Thompson: Takeaways after 2 yrs: Mulch did not increase yield, packout, fruit size, fruit quality, leaf nitrogen. @FruitTreeA…

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RT @kprengaman: @WSUTreeFruitExt It's been a long day for my brain so I'm really digging (ha!) these flow charts for troubleshooting suspec…

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RT @kprengaman: Think you have a nutrient deficiency? Investigate systematically before you just apply more fertilizer, @WSUTreeFruitExt's…

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RT @kprengaman: Stress can slow or halt root growth, decreasing health. Drought, saturation, replant stress, or even high temperatures can…

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RT @kprengaman: @WSUTFRECPhysiol Roots need to grow into pockets of some nutrients to intercept them (such as phosphorus), while others are…

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RT @kprengaman: Next up Lee Kalcsits @WSUTFRECPhysiol, talks about root systems and the role they play in nutrition. There's more diversity…

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RT @kprengaman: Moving toward fruiting wall systems will enable more efficient, safer platform-based labor, @MDWhiting says. Think about t…

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RT @kprengaman: The right system for you is a complex decision based on site, soils, cultivar, quality, rootstocks, yield, light, topograph…

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RT @kprengaman: Now @WSU_IAREC's @MDWhiting promises to get both philosophical and physiological about the systems of the future. #Cherry #…

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RT @kprengaman: The KGB and UFO systems increase efficiency for pruning, for establishment, and for harvest without ladders, said @OSUPearC…

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RT @kprengaman: Systems systems systems. It's all about light interception and renewal. #Cherry #FruitSchool

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RT @kprengaman: More background on testing MSU's dwarfing Corette cherry rootstocks series in WA from @goodfruitgrower https://t.co/ENs0VY1…

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RT @kprengaman: A quick size chart look at the rootstocks available for sweet cherries from the MSU rootstock program, the Corette series…

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RT @kprengaman: Next up is @OSUPearCherry's Lynn Long talking about what cherry growers need in the next rootstocks #Cherry #FruitSchool

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RT @kprengaman: WSU's cherry breeding program needs to pull from a larger gene pool to make progress, McCord said. Also he plans to put see…

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RT @kprengaman: To cull the program, DNA tests, automation, and testing at multiple locations all improve accuracy of assessment, WSU breed…

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RT @kprengaman: @WSU_IAREC McCord: My goal is 10,000 seeds from 40 crosses a year. Using retain to boost seed set and planning to build gre…

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RT @kprengaman: What do we want from new cherry cultivars? Early or late, big, firm, and powdery mildew resistance. My job is to get us th…

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RT @kprengaman: Seavert now discusses the https://t.co/SPeSX68do7 tool that can help growers predict and plan for climate change on a farm…

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RT @kprengaman: Thanks to the power of technology, OSU's economist Clark Seavert is beaming into the @WSUTreeFruitExt Cherry Fruit School f…

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@goodfruitgrower's @kprengaman is covering Cherry Fruit School today and will share the latest from… https://t.co/D4aCpDuK8U

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RT @SwassRoss: IFTA’s neon hat mafia brings to a dose the final tour stop with a thank you gift to Scott VanDeWalle, left, holding bag. And…

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RT @SwassRoss: Just met a New York Grower who nick-named his mechanical pollen blower the “Inseminator.” But he always says it in his best…

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RT @SwassRoss: With enough organization, harvest can be a calming season at Fowler Farms, the largest Apple Grower in the state of New York…

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RT @SwassRoss: “We do not do this to reprimand, we do this to uplift.” - Paul Wafler on his on-platform cameras https://t.co/PTdWcDCxGp

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RT @SwassRoss: #ifta2019 https://t.co/4P8ejBQuQj

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From somewhere warm, we hope, you can follow @goodfruitgrower's @SwassRoss on the last day of #IFTA2019 in Rocheste… https://t.co/WmfxvWcQbC

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RT @SwassRoss: He discussed how to find technology that fits a problem, rather than adopting technology for technology’s sake. #IFTA2019 ht…

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RT @SwassRoss: Lisa Jenereaux of Spurr Brothers Farms in Nova Scotia was introduced as the new president of the IFTA, becoming the first wo…

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RT @SwassRoss: “Evidence, fight a little bit, more evidence, fight a little bit, IFTA trips, fight a little bit.” Young grower Mark Evans,…

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RT @SwassRoss: “Every day we find new storage disorders on honeycrisp and we don’t know what they are,” Kahlke said.

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RT @SwassRoss: Watercore is a desirable trait in Japan, defect in the West. #IFTA2019

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RT @SwassRoss: Greg Kahlke of Cornell extension believes more growers should do their own firmness test. #IFTA2019

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RT @SwassRoss: Make sure you have clearly defined objectives, design and statistical analysis before starting an on-farm research project,…

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RT @SwassRoss: After serving three full terms, Phil Schwallier and Bill Dodd retired from the IFTA board of directors. The group has reduce…

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RT @SwassRoss: It’s possible to bost yield and quality at the same time. Nick Dokoozlian, vice president of viticulture and enology at Gall…

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RT @SwassRoss: “I’m from California. I don’t go out and prune unless its 50 degrees.” He passed on the outdoor toor yesterday when temperat…

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RT @SwassRoss: “When the trees have sex you start having problems with STDs.” - Tom Auvil to a chorus of laughter. #IFTA2019

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RT @SwassRoss: Nursery panel discussion #IFT2019 https://t.co/iJHGApzWIY

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RT @SwassRoss: Bernardita Sallato of WSU digs soil pits to test depth of roots and find right depth for soil nutrient samples. #IFTA2019

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RT @SwassRoss: It was cold in the early days of IFTA, too, said Phil Schwalier. #IFTA2019 https://t.co/MvYgTUmfUs

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RT @SwassRoss: Lasko and colleagues founded FloraPulse company to bring new water stress sensor to the market. It’s in testing stages now.…

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RT @SwassRoss: Now Cornell has an Apple Specific Penman-Monteith Equation on the NEWA weather website. #IFTA2019

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RT @SwassRoss: Industry uses a Penman-Monteith equation to estimate water use, but it’s based on grass. That works in arid climates, but no…

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RT @SwassRoss: “We do have enough rainfall, on average. But it’s never average.” Alan Lasko of Cornell. New York needs to irrigate. #IFTA20…

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RT @SwassRoss: IFTA has started memorial research fund in honor of Wallace Heuser, founder and president of the group that led to IFTA. He…

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RT @SwassRoss: #IFTA2019 https://t.co/AkuyrYU6kC

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After wild winter travel adventures, @goodfruitgrower's @SwassRoss is covering the IFTA annual conference in Roches… https://t.co/YzqQHyOIOh

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RT @findtj: Michelle Moyer - WSU is testing mildew for fungicide resistance for free. "Give me your grapes, your mildew, your fungicide rec…

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RT @findtj: ...said to pests, mildew and other problems. https://t.co/7OxavyIhzI

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RT @findtj: performed well…

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RT @findtj: Sprayer optimization points to consider from Margaret McCoy's session: All sprayers performed will with high deposition in the…

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RT @oregonbeeproj: #PNWPollinators2019 is underway. Great opening remarks by Stephanie Page @ORagriculture. https://t.co/2I7tj0oSnT

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RT @WSUTriCities: Happy #ValentinesDay, Cougs! Check out how #WSU researchers are shedding new light on the science behind why we love win…

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RT @WSU_Vit_Ext: Margaret M. sharing how air can (or not) help with canopy spraying. @WAwinegrowers @WSU_IAREC #EveryDropToTheCrop https://…

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RT @sdininny: "Love your sprayer." #ValentinesDay message from @WSU_IAREC graduate research assistant Margaret McCoy at @WAwinegrowers. #WA…

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@goodfruitgrower's @findtj and @sdininny will continue to bring you coverage from the third day of the… https://t.co/DdAxFdqtKC

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RT @findtj: The Toyota Center crowd builds before the Washington Winegrowers Association banquet tonight to wrap up the second day of sessi…

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RT @sdininny: Rayapati of @WSU_IAREC: Flag symptomatic vines during fall, test samples in fall (leaf) or winter (cane), remove virus-positi…

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RT @sdininny: Naidu Rayapati of @WSU_IAREC says #WAWinegrowers should be considering roguing vines for 3 viruses: Leafroll and red blotch,…

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RT @sdininny: Chris Hammond, GS Long crop consultant, advises #WAWinegrowers to look for oval area of stunted plants in scout for nematodes…

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RT @findtj: Seen this in your vineyard? Say hi to grape leaffolder. Here's a few points to consider about this pest from Doug Walsh's prese…

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