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Live from Good Fruit Grower magazine

We will be covering the 112th Washington State Tree Fruit Association Annual Meeting and Northwest Hort Expo on December 5-7, 2016, at the Wenatchee Convention Center.

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The Wenatchee Convention Center will be open to attendees Monday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Tuesday: 8 a.m.–10 p.m., Wednesday: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

For more information about the sessions, download or view the 2016 program guide here.

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RT @US_Apples: At $3.55 Billion, farm gate value of the 2017 crop was up 3% over 2016 and set a new record. #AppleOutlook2018 https://t.co/…

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RT @US_Apples: 2018 @USDA Apple Crop Forecast: 272.7 Million Bushels 🍎🍏 4th Largest Crop https://t.co/ThqLxEvtyU

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RT @US_Apples: Continued: ”However, Red Delicious is important in the export market, where it makes up roughly half of our apple exports.”…

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RT @US_Apples: “The rise in production of newer varieties of apples aimed at the fresh consumption market has caused demand for Red Delicio…

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RT @SwassRoss: Choi: Some Chinese growers in hard hit frost areas gave up on their crop this year and sought temporary jobs in nearby citie…

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RT @SwassRoss: Michael Choi: China expects a crop of 32 million metric tons, a 28 percent reduction from 2017, due to horrible frost in Apr…

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RT @SwassRoss: A few statistical highlights from US Apple: 2017 crop set a record for farm gate value at $3.55 billion. 2017 set export vol…

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RT @SwassRoss: One wet zone, one dry zone with phoem, one girdled dry zone with disrupted phloem. Moisture and nutrients move both up and d…

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RT @catieajones: Station 4 continued: PhD candidate Nataliya Shcherbatyuk explains transport tissues in grapevines @WSU_IAREC @WSU_Vit_Ext

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RT @catieajones: Station 3 continued: PhD student Katherine East explaining where to find #nematodes in the #vineyard #soil @WSU_IAREC @WSU…

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RT @catieajones: Station 4: PhD candidate Joelle Martinez explaining water movement in grapevine and how to measure @WSU_Vit_Ext @WSU_IAREC

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RT @SwassRoss: Know your nematodes says Katherine East of WSU. Different kinds show up in different soil locations. #WSGSvitday https://t.c…

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Ross Courtney will be tweeting from Sunnyside today during @WSUWineScience Viticulture day. https://t.co/03iswx3PHQ

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