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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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RT @milkovich_matt: "Gala Overtakes Red Delicious" was the big headline last year. But that was just the forecast. When the actual crop cam…

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RT @milkovich_matt: BREAKING NEWS: @usapples has a hot new logo. #AppleOutlook19 https://t.co/bjJFtu7WwP

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@goodfruitgrower's newest team member, Michigan-based @milkovich_matt, hit the ground running for us this week and… https://t.co/SbLin5EqZB

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Besides “OMG it’s hot!” check out what @kprengaman had to say from the WSU #SunriseFieldDay yesterday in Wenatchee.

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RT @kprengaman: Working on my stories about the @iFruitTree Ontario tour for the Sept issue of the @goodfruitgrower and there's just too mu…

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RT @kprengaman: This @ChudleighsFarm apple blossom is so good! And you can tell from my profile I don’t mess around with pie opinions. Amaz…

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RT @findtj: With the 2019 #IFTAontario summer tour wrapped up, I wanted to make sure everyone who attended could download the high-res grou…

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RT @findtj: Today’s #IFTAontario stop wowed attendees at Botden Orchards in Georgian Bay region with this over the row recirculating spraye…

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RT @kprengaman: We’ll have detailed coverage of the issue - and the many perspectives involved - in the October Apple issue of the @goodfru…

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RT @kprengaman: Great discussion about the phenomenon known as Sudden Apple Decline - rapid collapse of young apple trees, often on M.9 roo…

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RT @kprengaman: Next stop, Bamford Family Farms in Clarksburg. Owned by @bamfordproduce , Steve Bamford said they got into the orchard busi…

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RT @kprengaman: From last night: Grower Tom Ferri says if you are going to plant Ambrosia, you have to plant it close. This block is 10’x18…

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RT @kprengaman: Well I left my phone on the bus so you’ll have to check @findtj for photos but we got to check out a lot of innovative equi…

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RT @kprengaman: What do you do when you accidentally plant Honeycrisp on G. 890 roots at 11x2? Grower Shane Ardil says they shook the fresh…

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RT @kprengaman: Now for something completely different.... #iftaontario https://t.co/BMlYCmKcav

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RT @kprengaman: Our tour guide has lots of insight into the Georgian Bay apple region and lots of bad jokes about cyclists. 😳 #iftaOntario

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RT @kprengaman: Grower Ken Denbok shares his insight into 2-leader systems but adds that standard block in the back is “How we get producti…

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RT @kprengaman: The tree fruit media hard at work bringing you the stories (and the spray drift 😉) from the @iFruitTree Ontario tour! Starr…

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RT @findtj: Murray Porteous: When we had a tornado of 130 km wind came through this block — using the tall spindle tipped system (TST) we d…

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RT @NSTreeFruit: A great way to improve spray coverage is to use water sensitive spray paper. Thanks to @Spray_Guy for the live demo during…

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RT @findtj: On an afternoon #IFTAontario stop that almost didn’t happen, we learned about the intense farming required to successfully grow…

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RT @iFruitTree: The IFTA Summer Study Tour is underway! First day morning stops: University of Guelph, Hedges Apples and lunch in the CA st…

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RT @findtj: #IFTAontario tour continues at Hedges Apples’ new 10,000 bin cold storage facility in Norfolk County for a tour and lunch. http…

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RT @kprengaman: Looks like a fun extension publication from @Spray_Guy He is trying to teach applicators how to learn to optimize coverage…

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RT @kprengaman: Learning about crop adapted spraying from @Spray_Guy Lots of variation in air-blast sprayer applications as systems change…

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RT @kprengaman: White mesh tree guard protect from pests and winter injury. #iftaOntario https://t.co/doX7zdnkDl

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RT @kprengaman: 4th leaf Honeycrisp block hedged 2 weeks ago. Grower Chris Hedges says these trees have been “growing like crazy since the…

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RT @findtj: Apple grower Chris Hedges says that having helped modify older blocks, he’d never want to purchase older existing blocks again…

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RT @kprengaman: John Cline talks about the Ontario cider apple planting. The 2015 trial is planted at the station and 4 commercial farms #i…

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RT @findtj: Very relevant story for the person loaded down for the #IFTAontario tour. 🤣 @CanonUSApro @goodfruitgrower https://t.co/hFnW7wjI…

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RT @findtj: @jmcextman looks over Honeycrisp on G.11 while Dr. John Cline, University of Guelph, talks about their NC-140 rootstock trials…

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RT @kprengaman: First stop is the Simcoe Station, the University of Guelph research farm to see Honerycrisp rootstock trial. My first intro…

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RT @kprengaman: We are on the bus! Stay tuned for lots of tweets from #IftaOntario

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RT @kprengaman: Putting the lake in Lake Ontario Tree Fruit 😉 https://t.co/42p6QyDZUa

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RT @findtj: Amanda Green, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), opens the 2019 #IFTAontario tour at the Univers…

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RT @findtj: Gearing up for #IFTAontario summer tour with @kprengaman for @goodfruitgrower! https://t.co/kO8gqojbu7

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RT @kprengaman: Also ran into some bad news from cherry growers in Western New York. @goodfruitgrower will keep following the story, for gr…

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RT @kprengaman: Taking a break from farm visits during a NY heat wave with a delicious pippin cider at @embarkcider while @findtj is hard a…

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RT @rfbond007: #waterquality research continues in @WSWRA country later this summer...updates coming soon @UCD_WCFS @wifss @UCDavisResearch

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RT @kprengaman: Toads! My autocorrect just tried to change it again. Ahhh!

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RT @kprengaman: Grower Mark Russell explains his efforts to make sprays more efficient, including a color coded row system and an alternate…

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RT @kprengaman: Grower Jill Mackenzie shows off her strategies to make precision cropload management more efficient, including orange cloth…

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All roads lead to toads? Let's see what else @kprengaman and @findtj find in New York today 😀 https://t.co/G7Ae3xw83C

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RT @kprengaman: Grower Mark Russell says he’s heading toward 2D canopy, bc “Anything that’s going to make it easier for a robot to pick is…

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RT @kprengaman: @findtj hard at work as seen through a “picker window.” Grower Mark Russell leaves tree spaces in his trellis system to mak…

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RT @findtj: Margaret Kelly shows an updated map showing 2019 trap findings of European cherry fruit fly in New York including the commercia…

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RT @kprengaman: Grower David Tower and horticulturist Terence Robinson discuss the benefits of a bloom thinning trial in Gala. “It was a le…

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RT @findtj: Grower David Tower talks about his tree system trials with Mario Miranda Sazo leading off @ccecornell field day in Niagara Coun…

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RT @kprengaman: Starting my morning off with multi-leader experiments in Western NY with grower David Tower. On a @ccecornell field day in…

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RT @kprengaman: The Efficient Vineyard project takes variable rate management tools for row crops and “tricks” them into working in vineyar…

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RT @kprengaman: Making up for the early start this morning with unoaked Finger Lakes Chardonnay for lunch 😊 https://t.co/yYEygvBtz0

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@goodfruitgrower's @kprengaman is on the road, covering today's @ASEVtweets field day near Branchport, New York.… https://t.co/VUUhJVyIvj

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Washington #cherry growers are urged to plan postharvest spray program to control leafhoppers.… https://t.co/irdo3gREDC

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Meet Josh Heinicke, the #GoodFruitGrower #YoungGrower featured in our July 2019 issue. Josh is the fourth generatio… https://t.co/OAhC7Jb3lU

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Tee up to honor past tree fruit industry leaders and help support scholarships for tomorrow’s leaders at the 26th a… https://t.co/76nCEGOgD8

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India pulls trigger on #apple tariffs. https://t.co/V4WnNJLVao

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U.S. International Trade Commission determines American tart #cherry producers are being harmed by Turkish imports.… https://t.co/kkzkz99b48

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Annual Yakima Pom Club #golf tournament at Apple Tree on July 25. Calling for teams and sponsors. https://t.co/rq83BF3fWH

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Breaking with long tradition, Northwest pear processor turns down #pear price and adds to industry uncertainty.… https://t.co/jhu3Vpv1dX

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RT @kprengaman: Rapid fire cherry research updates at @WSU_IAREC = lots of story ideas! https://t.co/BymDJWCCL5

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RT @kprengaman: New shoots make the sugars growing fruit need, but they can also create too much shade. Pre-harvest hedging - as used in th…

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RT @kprengaman: The precosity of this 3rd leaf Coral Champagne on G. 6 is obvious, lots of fruit on the leaders this year, @MDWhiting says.…

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RT @kprengaman: Maybe a smaller crowd at @MDWhiting’s preharvest cherry tour since Chelan harvest has just started in some places, but stil…

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@thecosmiccrisp, @CrunchPak and @litehousefoods announced a sweet partnership today! #apples… https://t.co/xsAiMLoZbp

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Meet Erika Espinoza, the #GoodFruitGrower #YoungGrower featured in our June 2019 issue. Erika has worked in… https://t.co/dmC8dnppHN

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Rainy weather in May causes significant losses for California cherry growers — on a crop that was originally estima… https://t.co/LT3FR82qNX

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Quarantine zone for the European cherry fruit fly expands in New York. Residents in the area are urged not to trans… https://t.co/2zwbZekb4A

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Good news for apples! Mexico lifts tariffs on U.S. apples after U.S. drops tariffs on Mexican steel and aluminum.… https://t.co/pnP2v7frQP

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@GovInslee expands drought declaration areas as Washington’s #drought worsens. https://t.co/XuWo4vSIg5 https://t.co/BkGOXZJTZL

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RT @SwassRoss: Growers and industry reps predict Northwest sweet cherry crop of 236,400-tons or 23.6 million 20-pound box equivalents. #nwc…

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RT @SwassRoss: Thurlby: NW crop started late but coming in rapidly and it might be compressed geographically based on bloom time and growin…

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RT @SwassRoss: Thurlby: “We could have another 35 million box crop all over West Coast” including California and the NW states. #nwcherries…

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RT @SwassRoss: California has a record cherry crop but it’s raining and expected to rain more, said West Mathison of Stemilt. #NorthwestCh…

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RT @SwassRoss: Michael: Wal-Mart moves 20 percent more cherries in late season if they have demos. #NorthwestCherries

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RT @SwassRoss: James Michael of Northwest Cherries focusing on digital marketing to get cherries into online shopping lists for “drive-by s…

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RT @SwassRoss: WSTFA has rescheduled the 2019 annual meeting to second Monday of December in Wenatchee to avoid having it day after Thanksg…

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RT @SwassRoss: Jon DeVaney of WSTFA: Regulators in DC are considering allocating more funding for H-2A visa program. $8 million latest sugg…

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