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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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Check out some session highlights for the @WSUTreeFruitExt apple, pear and technology research reviews scheduled in… https://t.co/Eswb53klG9

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Once found only growing wild in the swamps of the Southern U.S., the mayhaw is going commercial, and Florida grower… https://t.co/FsnvCN6JjW

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It’s a lot to ask, but pear industry leaders want growers to consider funding a cultivar breeding program.… https://t.co/gOxl0HiBbw

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A researcher @WSU_IAREC is getting misty, building an evaporative cooling system for wine grapes. Find out how his… https://t.co/Vi4BoqAwBO

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Researchers at @WSU_IAREC demonstrate that existing cherry export quarantine practices work to control the powdery… https://t.co/GgPZfX1usN

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Meet Beth Brown, our #GFGYoungGrower from Waterport, NY, featured in the Jan. 15 issue. Beth grew up working with h… https://t.co/mSGK2EMCsC

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Behind the “ghost apple,” @goodfruitgrower gets the photo and the story: https://t.co/2wjeCpPRl3 https://t.co/6bNChvrUMO

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ITC stuns U.S. tart cherry industry by ruling Turkish imports are not causing material harm: https://t.co/Jm92KZ1XQ4

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Will new, affordable DNA screening help the tree production supply chain reduce mistakes? @SwassRoss takes a look:… https://t.co/fqsqxfuOcH

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Not all wildlife management talks for tree fruit growers include bears, but they were on today’s agenda in Northwes… https://t.co/inzC2S2tHL

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RT @kprengaman: But some tree fruit growers are excited about the technology! https://t.co/VAdvzksF5R https://t.co/ykEEZGOU5q

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RT @kprengaman: That's a heck of a pest problem. https://t.co/6Uoz0yjNVo

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RT @milkovich_matt: SWD has a wide host range. Baits still not selective. Many attractants are short ranged. Just some of the challenges to…

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RT @milkovich_matt: Afternoon sessions: MSU's Juan Huang is talking attract and kill for SWD. #NWshow

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RT @milkovich_matt: Bears aren't going after the honey. They want the larvae, which has lots of nutrients. But honey and queen often eaten…

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RT @milkovich_matt: Want fencing that's 100% effective. A single bear/beehive interaction can destroy the entire hive. #NWshow

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RT @milkovich_matt: Michigan's black bear population is growing. Native pollinators are shrinking. More fruit growers are using commercial…

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RT @milkovich_matt: And now for a problem that might be particular to Northwest Michigan: black bears raiding beehives. #NWshow

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RT @milkovich_matt: Chemical repellents not totally effective by themselves, but should be part of deer mgmt toolbox. #NWshow

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RT @milkovich_matt: MSU's James DeDecker is talking deer fencing. The number of recreational hunters is going down, so hunting is not a lon…

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RT @milkovich_matt: Studies have shown laser bird control can work in sweet corn; possibly in blueberries; tree fruits uncertain because no…

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RT @milkovich_matt: Michigan sweet cherry growers estimate 13% losses to bird damage. If they didn't do any management, estimate would lose…

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RT @milkovich_matt: Talking lasers and bird control at the #NWshow

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@milkovich_matt is covering the NW Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show #NWshow. Follow along...

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Most of the #organic #apples in the U.S. come from WA, but NY grocer @Wegmans customers want to buy local and organ… https://t.co/EhLBAsCNvp

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NW tree fruit groups have begun putting federal trade mitigation money to work. Find out how and where here:… https://t.co/XZQVkU56qn

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RT @findtj: Mealy bug and leafhopper management slides from Tianna DuPont, @WSUTreeFruitExt, to help growers dealing with the little cherry…

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RT @kprengaman: X phytoplasma is spread by leafhoppers. These bugs aren't well understood and they have lots of hosts as they hop around, s…

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RT @kprengaman: Little Cherry Disease time. Grower Denny Hayden opens with a good joke because it's the last thing the audience will have t…

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RT @kprengaman: Good coverage comes from slower, swirling air, rather than a boundary layer like the mountain. The best thing I can tell yo…

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Dena Ybarra receives the Cherry King award Friday in Yakima at #CherryInstitute, the annual meeting of… https://t.co/QOf7u4e4jF

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RT @kprengaman: Good coverage is all about air. Hoheisel shows this clip to show how air moves. https://t.co/nP9PXx9Y28 https://t.co/Ras0m0…

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RT @kprengaman: Now, Bernardita Sallato from @WSUTreeFruitExt talks about why calcium poses such a challenge. We need it in the cell walls…

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RT @kprengaman: Next up from @WSUTreeFruitExt, Gwen Hoheisel talks about improving spray coverage. "Every drop to the crop" is really about…

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RT @kprengaman: @WSU_IAREC Brent Arnoldussen said the cellulose nanocrystal films offer protection for buds up to 11 degrees, which can las…

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RT @kprengaman: Learning about how a "sprayable winter coat" could help cherry buds resist cold damage. Read more about the @WSU_IAREC rese…

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RT @SwassRoss: Good news for database hounds. The WA Tree Fruit Research Commission bank of reports is back online after website reconstruc…

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RT @findtj: @PeterZeihan updates Northwest cherry growers about current trade moves, the people involved and where U.S. agricultural trade…

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RT @findtj: Keith Hu — At almost 20 dream cruises in SE Asia, #NWCherries were sampled to about 75,000 passengers in 2019 during in ship di…

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RT @SwassRoss: McCord made 67 crosses in 2019 compared to 39 in 2018, and produced 7,000 seeds in 2019, about 1,000 more than the year befo…

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RT @SwassRoss: R19 is early, 9.5-10 row size, firm, sweet and self-fertile but may have problems with cracking and storage. R3: 9.5 row, fi…

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RT @SwassRoss: WSU has three new varieties entering Phase 3 trials, 2 of them are early and one is mid-season. #cherryinstitute

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RT @SwassRoss: In making crosses, McCord used mason bees, less expensive than honeybees and effective inside netting. #cherryinstitute

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RT @SwassRoss: China imported 1.7 million boxes of NW cherries, down from more than 3 million 2 years ago. “That’s still a lot of fruit,” s…

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RT @SwassRoss: WSU’s cherry breeding program in Prosser goes from from 1,000-3,000 seedlings in Phase 1 to 5-10 selections for small trials…

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RT @SwassRoss: 11 percent of WTFRC tech funding, $89K, is for to cherry related projects. Among them are nanocrystals and automated pruning…

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RT @SwassRoss: The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has 12 cherry projects for the current year, said director Ines Hanrahan. Four…

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RT @findtj: Matt Whiting — Chinese domestic production is growing quickly, spurred by new large-scale plantings and research dollars. #Cher…

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RT @SwassRoss: China is putting enormous investment of money, time and energy into experiments with production. “They’re trying new systems…

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RT @SwassRoss: Will see cherry exports to China go down even more, even without tariffs, because of the rise in domestic production. #cherr…

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RT @SwassRoss: Under visiting professor scholarship, WSU’s Matt Whiting lived in Shanghai for a month. It was not much different than livin…

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RT @SwassRoss: Japan imported a 3 year high volume, up more than 20 percent over 2018, mostly due to collaboration with Costco, Hu said. NW…

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RT @SwassRoss: South Korea exports were down 15 percent due to weak economy in 2019. #cherryinstitute

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RT @findtj: The #NWCherry marketing effort saw significant growth in the health and nutrition space in 2019. #cherryinstitute. https://t.c…

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RT @SwassRoss: ‘Vientam is becoming very, very promising for the whole industry,” said Keith Hu of NW Cherry Growers. Exports to Vietnam gr…

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RT @findtj: Here’s a breakdown of last year’s Northwest and California sweet cherry crop overlap during the 2019 season. #cherryinstitute.…

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RT @SwassRoss: 55% of shoppers surveyed listed sale price as their motivator for purchasing cherries. #cherryinstitute https://t.co/6BlKhv8…

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RT @SwassRoss: Number of cherry ads is growing faster than the volumes of our crop. #cherryinstitute

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RT @SwassRoss: https://t.co/M16aUuREwS has many of the slides from the Institute regarding the 2019 crop, said James Michael of NW Cherry G…

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RT @kprengaman: It's #CherryInstitute Day in Yakima, when the @NWcherrygrowers gather to discuss all things #cherry. If you didn't make it,…

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