2021 NW HORT SHOW & EXPO COVERAGE
We will be covering the 117th Washington State Tree Fruit Association Annual Meeting and Northwest Hort Expo
and the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO.

Learning from the ground up: 2021 Good Fruit Grower of the Year

A relentless search for innovative ideas and industry contributions make Mike Robinson the 2021 Good Fruit Grower of the Year. Read More »

"It all has to go together": 2021 Good Fruit Grower of the Year

Grower of the Year Mike Robinson says horticulture requires big thinking. Read More »

The next frontier: 2021 Good Fruit Grower of the Year

Robinson advocates for boosting soil health research for tree fruit. Read More »

Find familiar faces at WSTFA Annual Meeting

Retired research manager Willett, frequent flyer Zeihan to speak at in-person Northwest hort show. Read More »

Time to talk climate change

Great Lakes EXPO session to discuss the “elephant in the room.” Read More »

DeVaney: A new year ahead

After these unprecedented years, the tree fruit industry should take the opportunity to reflect on our successes so far and the opportunities ahead of us. Read More »

Dininny: Another year of Good Fruit tidings

We’re looking forward to joining you at the hort shows and beyond. Read More »

Return of the expo

Tree Top CEO highlights Hort Show opening session

Fruit production technologies the talk of Great Lakes EXPO, Day 1

Orchard research updates fill Tuesday morning session at WSTFA annual meeting

Abundant founder details successes and failure at Hort Show

Washington tree fruit industry honors standouts

Michigan hort society awards distinguished service

2 days ago
Early-season trapping and well-timed sprays set up mating disruption for success, according to codling moth experts… https://t.co/r05aXeRhBd
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2 days ago
Experts such as @BugCatchrAdrian and @TreceInc riff on cultural controls of codling moth. https://t.co/MekHDFlf8s https://t.co/9LqsG6hngd
3 days ago
Fruit size for @NWcherrygrowers cherries is indeed larger this year, even if there aren’t nearly enough of them. https://t.co/w8eDjuP7hx
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6 days ago
A webinar hosted by @NCAEonline aims to answer growers’ questions about farmworker tax issues. https://t.co/OHSFiR8zv7
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7 days ago
Washington’s largest winery, @SteMichelle, consolidates all wine production to Eastern Washington. https://t.co/oufkHcvo3R
7 days ago
Some of the first vineyards to earn Sustainable WA certification — including @RockyPondWinery, @Twomountain and… https://t.co/tP2upDcJ5K
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9 days ago
CSAs had a hard time keeping up with pandemic demand. @wickham Farms, @HollabaughBros https://t.co/4JEMZ4APk0 https://t.co/tjdPztmiut
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14 days ago
Every block should be making money: Three longtime growers share advice on assessing profitability and successful r… https://t.co/ReU8Yc3Xr2
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16 days ago
WSU’s @AgWeatherNet paves the way for integration of private weather stations. https://t.co/HJlyZwlOdK https://t.co/EPq9Vhc8YL
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20 days ago
Congratulations to the 2022 @WAEF_ORG scholarship recipients! https://t.co/95I1ifP9PE
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21 days ago
RT @iFruitTree: Register Now! Hotel Room Blocks End June 25th $675 Registration $975 with 2 hotel nights in Wenatchee (register by June 25…
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21 days ago
Conference from @CANRatMSU aims to elevate Michigan wine from the ground up. https://t.co/lQnZlHSvY8
21 days ago
Like Honeycrisp? Here’s the backstory. @UMNews https://t.co/CGyd6izqCL https://t.co/vGNcSJECSY
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22 days ago
Minnesota fruit breeding punches above its weight. Here’s why. @UMNews https://t.co/MAMyH04osL https://t.co/hYQIhsaBq2
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23 days ago
One Community Health in Hood River, Oregon, rolls out RV clinic for farms and their workers. https://t.co/4vhqDoXxEz https://t.co/zHgqqbAyTB
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26 days ago
Meet Adam & John Paul Baugher of Aspers PA. They are part of the 5th gen running their family farm and nursery. "We… https://t.co/nYHPFwgof6
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28 days ago
2021 had record heat. 2022 is off to a record cool start. Growers, field reps and researchers such as @MDWhiting re… https://t.co/YgX4UjTPV2
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29 days ago
It takes time and patience, but @WSDAgov sees great protentional in developing international markets for Washington… https://t.co/pPvNFiDWlR
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29 days ago
Cherries of the future are growing at @WSU_IAREC orchards today. The WSU breeding program team (along with industry… https://t.co/WTzkjO16VV
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35 days ago
Expecting a short crop — 110 million boxes was the average estimate — Washington Apple Commissioners tighten budget… https://t.co/cvnQIuTPT0
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35 days ago
RT @NorthfieldTobin: Great article about the work by @Scottthepathol1 , @careyescorral , @BugCatchrAdrian , @AbugailClarke , Tawnee Melton,…
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35 days ago
Fabrics that protect trees from rain, hail and sun skew the mathematics of trellises, say engineers with @Trellx an… https://t.co/MsRnZOY0Mf
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36 days ago
Leafhopper research by @wsucahnrs, @USDA_ARS, @NorthfieldTobin AND @Scottthepathol1 puts weeds in the X disease spo… https://t.co/AYuBWZbvPN
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36 days ago
Snap a photo, snip a branch: a robotic pruning debut from @WazzuCpaas and @EngineeringOSU. https://t.co/PmvlOYwJ4k https://t.co/xvqlNoWuO1
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37 days ago
Viticulture is no longer just about growing grapes. @NYWineGrapeFdn and @CornellAgriTech talk about new vineyard te… https://t.co/SVmFDAElGu
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38 days ago
How do you tell the difference between an effective product and an ineffective product? Test it. @iFruitTreehttps://t.co/2BBbIfzXqv
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38 days ago
Picking and storing Honeycrisp samples three weeks early can help predict bitter pit. https://t.co/ssnwG1yk8T https://t.co/UtlEnFIe6W
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41 days ago
Meet Connor Duim of Zillah WA, young grower in our June issue. He's helping his family farm methodically plan for a… https://t.co/WUE5WzEN29
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42 days ago
Companies such as @AllanBros and Washington Fruit gear up to harvest cherries at night again, after the scorching s… https://t.co/ZWPQiyueMD
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42 days ago
Revised @NWcherrygrowers estimate would be smallest crop since 2008. https://t.co/77ezLDkfHY
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43 days ago
Climate projections by WSU’s @KirtiRajagopal1 show shade netting won’t be enough in future summers, while heat extr… https://t.co/dToxbftkt7
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43 days ago
Northwest growers pondering plans in the wake of the 2021 heat wave, which climatologist @ranknovice says may not b… https://t.co/8UqX4ihefX
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44 days ago
Washington grower continues to sell the Carenval cherry though @SVCVarieties of British Columbia claims it belongs… https://t.co/CO9Fe6ViMz
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44 days ago
Pear growers are invited to @USApears' annual meetings to be held June 1–2 in Portland, OR. https://t.co/gZ3r3yX0KF
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44 days ago
Looking for a list of cherry rootstocks? We’ve got you covered. https://t.co/8G8EReohic https://t.co/bCWulcVJBT
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45 days ago
Codling moth class continues with a primer on pheromone response: Don Thomson of Pacific Biocontrol explains why th… https://t.co/paFNAdf1ZM
45 days ago
Although @NWcherrygrowers can’t control the weather, President B.J. Thurlby is looking at ways to grow market oppor… https://t.co/XVgKq0nnDR
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49 days ago
Mt. Ridge Farms is leading Pennsylvania’s high-density charge. https://t.co/JLJrgoJhK5 https://t.co/cc4kM5rCIi
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50 days ago
Northwest Cherry Growers calls for 150,000 tons in the group's first crop estimate of 2022. https://t.co/O8hH6Atgez
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50 days ago
Pedestrian orchards keep labor costs in check for Idaho growers. https://t.co/sG7741Uhoo https://t.co/bAtDnGe2of
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50 days ago
Labor challenges require more flexibility in everything from pruning approaches to scheduling shifts, according to… https://t.co/sY1n0X4lWh
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51 days ago
Fall of @CandyCot illustrates rising costs of farming in California’s Central Valley. @CalFreshFruit.… https://t.co/pgL2R7f6Fk
51 days ago
California grower @ColombiniJeff riffs on drive-row production, organics, labor, sucker grafting and a little histo… https://t.co/zeyu43x367
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52 days ago
Tips from an @iFruitTree panel: Plan 2–3 years ahead before replanting an orchard. https://t.co/TJd2txV0nm https://t.co/4m5i25KqN3
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52 days ago
From @MSUExtension, 10 tips to get the most out of cover crops in your orchard. https://t.co/JZ1uuejQ8u https://t.co/VPzCBAJiyR
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55 days ago
Meet Jutsely Rivera of Moxee WA, our May 1 young grower. She's a 2nd-gen farmer who first wanted to work in medicin… https://t.co/ZAn6PKjehe
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56 days ago
Growers and managers pivot to meet new reality of overtime, featuring @BrittanyKomm of Precept Wine.… https://t.co/T450q6RYcV
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57 days ago
Wisconsin's @SaciaOrchards finds that the way to guest workers’ hearts is through their stomachs.… https://t.co/r8Uqrg8Q5T
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57 days ago
H-2A use continues to rise, despite overtime and expensive proposed changes. https://t.co/YiKtTNLxwU https://t.co/pMJJEVyw1d
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58 days ago
Mike Willett, retired manager of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, says looking back at past success c… https://t.co/mzexfyPjMa
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58 days ago
Experts kick off Codling Moth Summit by revisiting core biology of the pest. @buggedbybugs @CrowderLabWSU.… https://t.co/Kr4zxRl9gp
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59 days ago
What is ethical recruiting for farmworkers and how could it help growers who rely on H-2A workers? Farm labor contr… https://t.co/AqkXDWCVx1
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62 days ago
RT @WSU_Vit_Ext: Washingtonians - We still have a few spaces left in our Viticulture Intern Boot Camp on May 24 ... register your interns s…
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63 days ago
Herbicides will be expensive and in short supply this year. Plan accordingly with a few tips from specialists… https://t.co/IDbSJhAZky
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64 days ago
A high-powered approach to weed control will be the focus of organic blueberry, apple and almond trials this year,… https://t.co/0fNdyKFD39
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65 days ago
Growers share experiences battling fire blight outbreaks in New York’s apple regions. @CornellAgriTechhttps://t.co/pPUw3voNwI
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65 days ago
Researchers at @WSUTreeFruitExt and @OSUAgSci discuss new tricks to control fire blight without antibiotics.… https://t.co/PtaPQlgDb3
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65 days ago
Looking for apple bud damage? @wsucahnrs shows how to quickly cut and evaluate apple buds on the tree and identify… https://t.co/jiIRl0jnKx
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66 days ago
UC provost and ag exec Wendy Powers named new dean of @wsucahnrs. https://t.co/8UGXenDWWd
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66 days ago
Stronger trellises and better drainage help Pennsylvania growers deal with downpours. @agsciences.… https://t.co/LzFimpcRR8
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Blueberry, cherry pests the talk of Great Lakes EXPO, Day 2

Grower concerns, research, stats punctuate Cosmic Crisp session