2020 HORT SHOW & EXPO COVERAGE
We will be covering the 116th Washington State Tree Fruit Association Annual Meeting and Northwest Hort Expo and the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO.

Michigan hort society honors peach breeder, apple grower at GLEXPO

GLEXPO Day 3: Hard cider is bigger on the other side of the pond

Hort Show Day 3: Pests

Organic control of common pests and diseases highlight morning session. Read More »

2 days ago
Meet Chelsea Van Acker of Williamson NY, #GFGYoungGrower in our Jan. 15 issue. Chelsea works in food safety and gro… https://t.co/Fosxdt5GvM
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3 days ago
Industry marketing officials share good news at the virtual Cherry Institute. @NWcherrygrowers @WSUTreeFruitExt.… https://t.co/FBACyzr8CI
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3 days ago
Proximity to markets is probably the biggest advantage the Midwest and Eastern industries have over the Pacific Nor… https://t.co/KD1KYbGDXI
3 days ago
Ohio Apples changes its name to @FreshFwdFarms, emphasizing its regional focus. https://t.co/KWu3fDWUFx
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4 days ago
New @MSUExtension viticulture educator who spoke at @GLEXPO thinks Northwest Michigan can produce the best sparklin… https://t.co/uasIIRjmAk
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4 days ago
WSU’s @deirdregriff analyzes Washington soils for wine grapes, helping to define “healthy soil” for that industry.… https://t.co/DNsZbNhFPO
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4 days ago
Tree Fruit Day in Olympia to go virtual this year. https://t.co/1FoUKVqWSX
5 days ago
Though less famous than its @WSUTreeFruitExt cousin, WA 38, the WA 2 apple is progressing in volume and tree sales.… https://t.co/kANRFevZW4
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5 days ago
A host of policy changes may await the tree fruit industry in 2021, as WSTFA and @usapples explain.… https://t.co/IDg6SuNePf
5 days ago
New York combines tree fruit sessions into one statewide online conference; Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Conven… https://t.co/NLxyfNaQyi
5 days ago
WA tree fruit groups seek higher vaccine priority for farmworkers. https://t.co/qIUGtheJcw
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9 days ago
The U.S. Department of Labor has revised H-2A rules that aim to streamline the hiring process for employers and boo… https://t.co/8QP7rlXt5p
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10 days ago
Ag employer groups appeal Washington’s extension of emergency COVID-19 rules. https://t.co/2ms8XLKnJR
10 days ago
Eric Jessup, an ag and transportation expert @WSUecons, says trucking prices are awfully high and yes, it’s the cor… https://t.co/2cqCdfTYBG
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10 days ago
The @NWcherrygrowers' Cherry Institute and Tree Fruit Days go virtual: Series of webinars Jan. 18–22 organized by… https://t.co/6wMK1ONsZF
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11 days ago
The @WSDAgov is looking at new WA grape pest quarantine rules, sponsored by the @WAwinegrowers, to protect the indu… https://t.co/FIMx8mYYZ5
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12 days ago
2020 and the tale of two grape markets: pandemic boosted demand for juice while wineries struggled. @Wa_State_Winehttps://t.co/LfixabHGlO
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16 days ago
Meet Erica Bland from Dryden WA, #GFGYoungGrower in the Jan. 1 issue. As a pear farmer and member of the Blue Star… https://t.co/IMSpp5e9ka
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17 days ago
Despite worries about not being able to open, farm markets such as @bowmanorchards and @CarterMountain saw record c… https://t.co/ITvljKz5Gv
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17 days ago
WAVEx webinar from @Wa_State_Wine on Jan 20 will help grape growers do the mechanization math for their own vineyar… https://t.co/0dquUtmROt
17 days ago
MSU’s Todd Einhorn given new position, funding with @HorticultureMSU. https://t.co/3g0KAZjFSq
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17 days ago
Farm hospitality: New ventures in cider, wine and pear pizza bring more visitors and stronger financial footing to… https://t.co/Uxbiwc3RCN
18 days ago
Want winter orchard tours without the frozen toes? IFTA’s got you covered with its virtual meeting, planned for Feb… https://t.co/CthWIwXBF3
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18 days ago
Don’t call it a hobby farm: how off-farm income enables many growers to farm on firmer financial footing.… https://t.co/yZNIgm6BE9
19 days ago
Susan Brown of @CornellAgriTech named NAI Fellow with @AcadofInventors for her apple breeding efforts. https://t.co/cztG7CbFsF
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19 days ago
There will be financial ups and downs in the next few years, but the long-term prospects for tree fruit are solid,… https://t.co/H3KOqPCoCe
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19 days ago
Web portals offer online dating-style matchmaking for agricultural investment. @acretraderinc, @FarmTogetherHQ,… https://t.co/y5hGB2hNYs
20 days ago
The pandemic carries many price tags for the tree fruit industry. @goodfruitgrower attempts to break down a few of… https://t.co/6RptwfnntJ
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25 days ago
Backed by @GrapeResearch, a new SCRI-funded project led by @WSU_IAREC’s Markus Keller focuses on sensor technology… https://t.co/WbpHgWNUYU
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26 days ago
A new federal grant helps researchers and breeders figure out the building blocks for better berries, including… https://t.co/FVSrMpbpv1
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26 days ago
The Great Lakes region needs great cider apples. @MSUAgBio grad student @CiderappleDNA’s research aims to find them… https://t.co/c1nOhR0Zjr
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27 days ago
Rank your top five food safety concerns in the produce industry in an anonymous online survey from @WSU_IAREC and… https://t.co/O1LLgLFR49
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27 days ago
A tale of two grape regions: Pennsylvania’s northwest juice and southeast wine grapes all need pest protection, and… https://t.co/PMSZxCot6m
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32 days ago
RT @karen4growers: Highly recommend @goodfruitgrower feature on Hayden and Amanda Dooney @suncrestapples @NorfolkApples @ontarioapples @gro…
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32 days ago
A farm is born: Hayden and Amanda @DooneyRanch, who both grew up on family farms, share the experience of starting… https://t.co/Bkb0ZmY0Px
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33 days ago
Does this chance seedling stand a chance in today’s sophisticated apple evaluation landscape? One Yakima-area growe… https://t.co/RK9tKApHyT
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34 days ago
Employers may require the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the @USEEOC. https://t.co/ywkRdUWbom
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34 days ago
To curb precocious trees, one Michigan grower breaks their branches. https://t.co/ry0pigFReM https://t.co/1KssZaTB3T
34 days ago
The pollen tube growth model can help New York growers hit their target crop loads. If the weather cooperates.… https://t.co/8FRJL5c58z
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38 days ago
Organic growers beware: Agro Gold WS soil amendment determined to contain active pesticide ingredients and its use… https://t.co/qjFP2m23wt
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38 days ago
The mechanical SWEET cherry harvester may still have a future. https://t.co/TUfaHCx964
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38 days ago
The mechanical cherry harvester may still have a future. @WazzuCpaas @MDWhiting @KarkeeManojhttps://t.co/bWzx5dVueJ
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39 days ago
RT @CiderappleDNA: Day 276: hey look I’m in the December issue of @goodfruitgrower in this great article from @milkovich_matt https://t.co/…
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39 days ago
Don’t wait for a silver bullet, says robotics developer Mel Torrie, @RobotCEO, of @ASIRobots. Growers instead shoul… https://t.co/RjV7vRzrBZ
39 days ago
In 2020, @Abundant_ag steps closer to commercializing a robotic apple harvester, while COVID-19 kept FF Robotics fr… https://t.co/1uNmdsSr5X
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40 days ago
Penn State's @drtreefruit seeking tree fruit and small fruit growers to complete a brief survey on anthracnose rots… https://t.co/3LiCBdTcCf
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40 days ago
Some WA growers elect to two-pick @thecosmiccrisp, but it won’t be necessary as trees mature, according to WSU’s… https://t.co/bUnwQn03i1
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41 days ago
Learn a few things about pandemic on-farm housing from @ORagriculture and @OrchardViewCher https://t.co/BsJDOP4NUT https://t.co/cDt7Z5cO3g
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45 days ago
MI hort society honors a peach breeder and an apple grower at #GLEXPO https://t.co/R9txCvH3Cj https://t.co/ZLhvFemWZp
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45 days ago
Wanted: WA farmers to complete end-of-season COVID-19 impact survey from @UW, @wsucahnrs, @WSDAgov https://t.co/IAWq1yuoXW
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45 days ago
North American cider might envy the UK’s bigger market and more mature industry, but every industry has its challen… https://t.co/B6UXZ8npBT
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45 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: #GLEXPO this morning. Neil Macdonald is talking UK and EU hard cider trends.
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45 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Covid-19 has been rough on UK cider sales. Pub and restaurant closures have hurt. Rises in bulk and other sales have he…
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45 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: English mechanical harvesters harvest cider apples from the ground. "Shake and catch" concept just doesn't work for the…
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45 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Clemson's Libby Cieniwiecz is talking about strategies to keep peach orchards free from viruses. #GLEXPO
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46 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Michigan plum production has gone down since 2006, now 350 acres on 125 farms in 2018. Down from 750 acres in 2006. #GL…
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46 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: UWisconsin's Brian Smith is talking pollenizer and fruit set in plums. #GLEXPO
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46 days ago
Officials with @AgWeatherNet are on the lookout for weather station thieves. https://t.co/x1Ytj45g0w
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46 days ago
Michigan will never dominate the blueberry market like it used to, but it can still compete in a global marketplace… https://t.co/kDfnt9jv2L
46 days ago
Organic control of pests was one of the topics at Day 3 of #hortshow2020. @WSUEntomology, @2robsterlobster,… https://t.co/7PJZIemF4p
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GLEXPO Day 2: “Blue wave” leaving Michigan behind

MSU researchers talk pest control at Great Lakes EXPO

Profit by precision: 2020 Good Fruit Grower of the Year

2020 Grower of the Year Rod Farrow reflects on a career on the leading edge of precision horticulture in New York. Read More »

X disease headlines Hort Show morning session

Day 2 of NW Hort Show starts with focus on pests and diseases. Read More »

Hort Show Day 2: Tech session

Labor tracking and Smart Orchard dominate discussions. Read More »

Nonfamily traditions: 2020 Good Fruit Grower of the Year

Farrow shares insights on planning successful farm transitions. Read More »

The king of crop load: 2020 Good Fruit Grower of the Year

Precision crop load management drives Farrow’s success. Read More »

Success starts in the nursery: 2020 Good Fruit Grower of the Year

For detail-driven Farrow, designer trees produced in the home nursery provide the best start for super spindle orchards. Read More »

Hort Show Day 1: Apple variety overload again a topic at annual conference

Industry leaders recognized at 2020 Hort Show

The shows will go on(line)

Get the most out of your virtual conference experience. Read More »

Prophecies from a Supermarket Guru

Keynote Hort Show speaker to share predictions of future grocery shopping. Read More »

Snyder: Agriculture is essential for a fruitful future

This year’s WSTFA Annual Meeting and NW Hort Expo is going to a virtual platform. Read More »

DeVaney: Essential doesn’t mean easy

Reflecting on the Washington State Tree Fruit Association’s busy 2020 and looking ahead at industry priorities for 2021. Read More »