2018 WASHINGTON STATE HORT SHOW
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.

Growing generations: 2018 Good Fruit Growers of the Year

Block by block, the Plath family has grown a company — and a reputation for quality — by focusing on every aspect of fruit production from tree to market. Read More »

Growing by the numbers: 2018 Good Fruit Growers of the Year

Growing unconventionally: 2018 Good Fruit Growers of the Year

Growing potential: 2018 Good Fruit Growers of the Year

Funding education is a top priority for the Plath family. Read More »

Good Fruit Growers of the Year

WSTFA18: Cosmic Crisp concludes the show

WSTFA18: Disease, pest and vigor management panels

Tree fruit industry leaders honored at 2018 Washington awards banquet

WSTFA18: Postharvest problems

WSTFA18: Fire blight in the spotlight : Video

WSTFA annual meeting, Day 1

A wrap of the first day's discussions at the WSTFA Annual Meeting and Hort Show in Yakima Read More »

To see opportunities, look at the world differently – Hort Show preview

Keynote speaker at the WSTFA Annual Meeting says the future doesn’t have to surprise us. Read More »

The frost fight – EXPO preview

Researcher weighs in on heat, wind or water to fight frost. Read More »

7 hours ago
Phylloxera, economics and industry awards highlight Day 1 of the 2019 Washington State Grape Society Annual Meeting… https://t.co/vLoNgGgdmj
8 hours ago
RT @SwassRoss: Phylloxera will feed on Concord vines, which are a hybrid of vinifera and American vines, but they won’t cause critical dama…
8 hours ago
RT @SwassRoss: Phylloxera is all up and down the Lower Yakima Valley in Washington, not just Walla Walla, said Michelle Moyer of WSU. #wsgr…
10 hours ago
RT @SwassRoss: Temple University suspects the Spotted Lantern Fly will take hold in Washington by 2030. Sven-Erik Spichiger of the WSDA sus…
11 hours ago
RT @SwassRoss: Evaporative cooling brought down canopy temperature by 8 degrees without affecting shoot length, node number, later shoot nu…
11 hours ago
RT @SwassRoss: Ben-Min Chang of WSU-Prosser is developing an evaporative cooler for grape vines to cool canopies without boosting vigor. #w…
12 hours ago
RT @SwassRoss: The 2019 Walter Clore Award - a lifetime industry contribution honor - goes to Prosser, Washington, grower Dennis Pleasant,…
15 hours ago
RT @SwassRoss: Turning a bucket upside on the vineyard floor is a cheap way to trap phylloxera, which instinctively climb the walls. Doug W…
15 hours ago
RT @SwassRoss: “For those of you with phylloxera in your vineyard, your good ol’ days of self-rooted vines are probably over.” Doug Walsh o…
15 hours ago
RT @SwassRoss: California growers are moving toward a marketing order to promote their wines in Eastern US to compete with European imports…
16 hours ago
RT @SwassRoss: California wineries have no tank space left, there is no spot market and up to 30,000 acres of grapes are coming out. "We’ve…
16 hours ago
RT @SwassRoss: Concord production this year is estimated at 176,237 ton from Washington this year and 404,000 from the US overall, said Tre…
16 hours ago
Demand for #WAwine grapes once seemed infinite. Not anymore. Growers are pulling out older vines to bring supply mo… https://t.co/F3zMgYSxPv
16 hours ago
RT @SwassRoss: Pre conference mingling at the Grape Society annual meeting. Stay tuned for more updates throughout the day. Sessions begin…
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @Scottthepathol1 Turns out, annual weeds aren't much of a reservoir. Other stone fruit, such as peaches and plums, on the o…
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: When pathologists talk insects: @Scottthepathol1's slide features a grasshopper masquerading as the leafhopper spreading We…
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: High-tech to low-tech whiplash here at the cherry research review: Emerging pesticides for SWD presented today range from g…
2 days ago
RT @kprengaman: The PNW cherry industry is funding so much critical research on SWD, Little Cherry Disease, and better horticulture and @go…
2 days ago
Ontario growers can now grow Marquette, a cold-hardy wine grape from @UMNHorticulture, for the VQA label that signi… https://t.co/ypk95U3IML
7 days ago
The latest ag census shows 3.3 percent of apple farms have 50 percent of the acreage in America, proving what we al… https://t.co/JIJjSEqgys
9 days ago
Hooray for hort shows! Get ready for the 2019 @GLEXPO, Dec. 10–12 in Grand Rapids, MI: https://t.co/xQGcDSUS1G An… https://t.co/uyiSAPnrEk
13 days ago
To meet the #WAwine industry’s innovation needs, the @Wa_State_Wine Commission created a new research funding progr… https://t.co/Yd0rF33tD3
14 days ago
Meet Lesley Tamura, our #YoungGrower featured in the November 2019 issue. Lesley earned a teaching degree and taugh… https://t.co/OXJTJTSZuM
14 days ago
RT @kprengaman: My twitter feed today is full of support for this rare, bipartisan-from-the-get-go effort to tackle the #aglabor crisis in…
14 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Happy Halloween!! You know what's really spooky? Why some seasons are worse for powdery mildew!! But don't worry, @WSU_Vit_…
15 days ago
New legislation aims to fix immigration, H-2A. @goodfruitgrower has details. https://t.co/CAftGVc4ld
30 days ago
RT @kprengaman: What if growers could spray their crops without a sprayer? I learned about the latest research on solid set systems for vin…
36 days ago
The @wsubees research will have a new home in Othello, @wsucahnrs announced this week. That’s more space for bee br… https://t.co/gLstjMrI2Z
38 days ago
RT @kprengaman: The invasive spotted lanternfly is a threat to vineyards and a new @USDA_ARS model shows that it would be right at home in…
42 days ago
Meet Javier Valencia, the #GoodFruitGrower #YoungGrower featured in our Oct. 2019 issue. Javier is a second-genera… https://t.co/6XEIhZbI5a
49 days ago
@goodfruitgrower is looking for outstanding cover photos! Share your best images highlighting tree fruit and grape… https://t.co/bBHdLqPR3R
50 days ago
And if you missed it… read our story about the @WSUTreeFruitExt Cosmic Crisp harvest field days being held this wee… https://t.co/cLTjvSavlD
50 days ago
When is Cosmic Crisp ready to pick? See our demonstration video on how to use the Cosmic Crisp (WA 38) iodine starc… https://t.co/l3ICJ6THOg
51 days ago
It might be a challenge for growers and journalists, apparently 🤣 https://t.co/0G9uFIdqp6
62 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Air speed reaches 60mph. @findtj gets the proof as grower Travis Allan measures the airflow. https://t.co/qXG8KZ6LSh
62 days ago
RT @kprengaman: You can clearly the the difference in exposed fruit after the row on the left was defoliated with the new technology from F…
62 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Whooosh, there go the leaves! https://t.co/zCzmautd9m
62 days ago
RT @kprengaman: German company FruitTec demos their new leafing equipment in WA. Use 8-12 days before harvest improves color. https://t.co/…
63 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @iFruitTree @findtj @RedPrinceApple Plus, a live demo on the crop adapted spraying approach from @Spray_Guy https://t.co/nF…
63 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @iFruitTree @findtj And that's not all. I wrote about one family's equipment innovations https://t.co/eMhdjZJZ9h and their…
63 days ago
RT @kprengaman: I had a fabulous time in Ontario this summer, tagging along on the @iFruitTree tour. Now you can read all about it on our s…
83 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @usapples @milkovich_matt And if you missed Matt's coverage from last night, here's the big news from day 1 of the #AppleOu…
83 days ago
RT @kprengaman: U.S. 2019 apple crop forecast to be 4 percent larger than last year, according to @usapples #AppleOutlook19. @Milkovich_mat…
84 days ago
RT @kprengaman: The promise of data driven farming is often stymied by lack of connectivity for cloud computing. @Microsoft aims to change…
84 days ago
And on the West Coast, editor @kprengaman is visiting the future at @WazzuCpaas... https://t.co/LHN6qCKHmv
84 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Michael Choi: In a nutshell, China is back to normal. After an unprecedentedly bad year in 2018, the crop will be back…
84 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Talking autonomous farm vehicles at @WazzuCpaas. “Liability is a bigger hurdle than technical challenges,” says Mel Torrie…
84 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Riley: If this chart seems hard to read, it's deliberate. An example of the glut of varieties consumers have to wade th…
84 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Too many apples is the problem? Tough talk from Kroger at #AppleOutlook19 https://t.co/Cp4o3sI6tO
84 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Riley: apple consumption is declining. Too many varieties is problem. Old varieties not being phased out fast enough to…
84 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Randy Riley of Kroger: our share of apple market is 38%. #appleoutlook19
84 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: "Gala Overtakes Red Delicious" was the big headline last year. But that was just the forecast. When the actual crop cam…
84 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: BREAKING NEWS: @usapples has a hot new logo. #AppleOutlook19 https://t.co/bjJFtu7WwP
84 days ago
RT @kprengaman: New @goodfruitgrower editor @milkovich_matt is there! Stay tuned for updates. https://t.co/1jAkFBEXCu
84 days ago
@goodfruitgrower's newest team member, Michigan-based @milkovich_matt, hit the ground running for us this week and… https://t.co/SbLin5EqZB
98 days ago
Besides “OMG it’s hot!” check out what @kprengaman had to say from the WSU #SunriseFieldDay yesterday in Wenatchee.
105 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Working on my stories about the @iFruitTree Ontario tour for the Sept issue of the @goodfruitgrower and there's just too mu…
113 days ago
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…
113 days ago
RT @findtj: With the 2019 #IFTAontario summer tour wrapped up, I wanted to make sure everyone who attended could download the high-res grou…
113 days ago
RT @findtj: Today’s #IFTAontario stop wowed attendees at Botden Orchards in Georgian Bay region with this over the row recirculating spraye…
113 days ago
RT @kprengaman: We’ll have detailed coverage of the issue - and the many perspectives involved - in the October Apple issue of the @goodfru…
113 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Great discussion about the phenomenon known as Sudden Apple Decline - rapid collapse of young apple trees, often on M.9 roo…
113 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Next stop, Bamford Family Farms in Clarksburg. Owned by @bamfordproduce , Steve Bamford said they got into the orchard busi…
113 days ago
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…
113 days ago
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…
114 days ago
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…
114 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Now for something completely different.... #iftaontario https://t.co/BMlYCmKcav
114 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Our tour guide has lots of insight into the Georgian Bay apple region and lots of bad jokes about cyclists. 😳 #iftaOntario
114 days ago
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…
114 days ago
RT @kprengaman: The tree fruit media hard at work bringing you the stories (and the spray drift 😉) from the @iFruitTree Ontario tour! Starr…
115 days ago
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…
115 days ago
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…
115 days ago
RT @findtj: On an afternoon #IFTAontario stop that almost didn’t happen, we learned about the intense farming required to successfully grow…
115 days ago
RT @iFruitTree: The IFTA Summer Study Tour is underway! First day morning stops: University of Guelph, Hedges Apples and lunch in the CA st…
115 days ago
RT @findtj: #IFTAontario tour continues at Hedges Apples’ new 10,000 bin cold storage facility in Norfolk County for a tour and lunch. http…
115 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Looks like a fun extension publication from @Spray_Guy He is trying to teach applicators how to learn to optimize coverage…
115 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Learning about crop adapted spraying from @Spray_Guy Lots of variation in air-blast sprayer applications as systems change…
115 days ago
RT @kprengaman: White mesh tree guard protect from pests and winter injury. #iftaOntario https://t.co/doX7zdnkDl

Helping the family that grows together to stay together – EXPO preview

Featured speaker at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO will discuss strategies for family farm businesses. Read More »

Fire blight control featured at 2018 WSTFA Annual Meeting

Growers to gather for December’s annual conference in Yakima, Washington. Read More »