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2017 WASHINGTON STATE HORT SHOW
We will be covering the 113th Washington State Tree Fruit Association Annual Meeting and Northwest Hort Expo
December 4-6, 2017, at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Washington.

Labor, pests and disease: Hort show, Day 3 wrap

Tree fruit industry bestows honors at Washington awards banquet

3 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Dried cherry pits discarded from a processor as ground cover and dust abatement at Schilperoort Farms in Sunnyside. #WSGSvit…
3 days ago
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…
3 days ago
RT @catieajones: Station 1: Drip irrigation in concords with Dr Markus Keller @WSU_Vit_Ext @WSU_IAREC #WSGSvitday https://t.co/TzuuFrDUtZ
3 days ago
RT @catieajones: Station 4 continued: PhD candidate Nataliya Shcherbatyuk explains transport tissues in grapevines @WSU_IAREC @WSU_Vit_Ext
3 days ago
RT @catieajones: Station 3 continued: PhD student Katherine East explaining where to find #nematodes in the #vineyard #soil @WSU_IAREC @WSU…
3 days ago
RT @catieajones: Station 4: PhD candidate Joelle Martinez explaining water movement in grapevine and how to measure @WSU_Vit_Ext @WSU_IAREC
3 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Know your nematodes says Katherine East of WSU. Different kinds show up in different soil locations. #WSGSvitday https://t.c…
4 days ago
Ross Courtney will be tweeting from Sunnyside today during @WSUWineScience Viticulture day. https://t.co/03iswx3PHQ
4 days ago
Our new Good Fruit Grower eFlash is out: See how new high-tech systems promise to keep pesky birds from pecking awa… https://t.co/qp9NXQjah9
11 days ago
In our new Good Fruit Grower eFlash: Don’t stop cutting away fire blight after harvest, or a bad season will get wo… https://t.co/qaSNUBDFDw
14 days ago
RT @sdininny: Congratulations to Zenaida Ruiz Martinez, recipient of the Good Fruit Grower scholarship through Washington Apple Education F…
18 days ago
Our next Good Fruit Grower eFlash is here: Join us for a ride on the IFTA summer tour in B.C. -… https://t.co/RU2x53ZsS8
19 days ago
The tour is over, but the growing continues… #iftaBC https://t.co/LgsfnZqm4l
19 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Dordenberg Orchards, the final and most scenic stop on the tour, with the upper reaches of Okanagan Lake in the background.…
19 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: A mature block of Sunrise, an older BC variety, in a Lake Country orchard. BC Tree Fruits use them for a kind of direct mark…
19 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Molly Thurston searches for clear wing moth in a trap homemade with a soda bottle and a grape juice-vinegar solution in a Ho…
19 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Molly Thurston: “This is our last day together.” Us: “Awwwwww.” https://t.co/sq5bKRUqEP
19 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Corral Beach Farms uses toothpicks to train young Regina trees. #iftaBC https://t.co/QD5CpqsEGD
20 days ago
Where no cherry has gone before — IFTA BC tour Day 2 #iftaBC https://t.co/pRqX9YQSbu
20 days ago
@findtj @iFruitTree Get it while it’s online and share this with attendees too!
20 days ago
RT @findtj: @iFruitTree @goodfruitgrower OK all here’s the high-res version of the group photo! https://t.co/TorA82HxHx
20 days ago
RT @findtj: St. Anne’s Church, built in 1889 is one of the oldest surviving churches in the North Okanagan Valley. The pump organ on the ri…
20 days ago
RT @findtj: International Fruit Tree Association’s 2018 Summer Tour group in British Columbia. #iftaBC Here’s the quick cell phone version…
20 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: “You have to get your mind around inviting people to your farm,” said Tom Davison, a fourth generation production apple orch…
20 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Aided by late varieties and global warming, Corral Beach Farms is growing cherries at the north end of the Okanagan Valley a…
21 days ago
RT @findtj: #iftaBC has taken us through some beautiful territory so far — including this little trestle walk in Summerland, BC. @goodfruit…
21 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Cider is a theme of this year’s tour. BC growers are seeing a spike in demand. It’s an outlet for off grade desert apples bu…
21 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Found out Nova Scotia had a rough spring, with a June 4 freeze causing significant apple damage. Fruit was at 7 mm. That’s u…
21 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Apple trees in BC and other areas with winter snow get the southwest effect, a bark cracking caused by light reflecting off…
21 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Blackened hillsides from seasonal forest fires provide a visual backdrop for this year’s tour. Some of the organizers have s…
21 days ago
RT @findtj: Nick Ibuki from Summerland RDC shows one of the research station’s new cherry varieties during the 2018 #iftaBC summer tour. @g…
21 days ago
RT @findtj: Greg Lang, @HorticultureMSU, talks to # attendees about the UFO, tall spindle ax and KGB systems at Summerland RDC. For the VR…
21 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Greg Lang: we have had UFO, KGB and TSA. Now we have WTF...whole tree fruit renewal, that is. #iftaBc
21 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Greg Lang of Michigan State University says results favor UFO growing system across most varieties and geography over tall s…
21 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Peter Toivonen of Summerland research station is running trials combining use of spectrometer and DA meter to line up maturi…
21 days ago
RT @sdininny: WSU’s Stefano Musacchi notes we’re no longer talking about just pruning Cosmic Crisp, but also management of the variety. #Co…
21 days ago
RT @findtj: Hank Markgraf — The Summerland research center in my estimation is one of the most picturesque stations in the world. #iftaBC @…
22 days ago
Follow our team as they tour British Columbia’s tree fruit growing regions for #iftaBC over the next few days. Here… https://t.co/C2sjUiUmM8
22 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Simple instructions at the Summerland research station. #iftaBc https://t.co/bU7EGIMjGU
22 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Hank Markgraf is aboard. IFTA Okanagan Valley, BC, is underway. Stops today include Summerland research station, an orchard…
22 days ago
RT @findtj: Summer tour #iftaBC is a go! Keep an eye on our feeds for the latest posts from Canada this week. @goodfruitgrower @SwassRoss a…
25 days ago
Our new Good Fruit Grower eFlash is here: See why G.41 rootstock needs a little extra care - https://t.co/SJstAqMUrR https://t.co/2BW4St5s9K
32 days ago
Our latest Good Fruit Grower eFlash is here: Read about growing innovations for peaches and spotting cherry disease… https://t.co/7rGLJAllEm
32 days ago
RT @findtj: Nobody wants to find little cherry symptoms, however, with harvest still plugging along, here’s a quick review of what symptoms…
39 days ago
Good Fruit Grower eFlash: Making homes for kestrels in your orchard  - https://t.co/rDKpbnw0et https://t.co/XKZZzxXSAf
46 days ago
In our latest Good Fruit Grower eFlash: See how temperature troubles — both high and low — have burdened some Calif… https://t.co/LHRfxUiovE
53 days ago
We just released this week's Good Fruit Grower eFlash. Meet a vineyardist who's finding success without pesticides.… https://t.co/lhyz3BynhH
60 days ago
Our latest Good Fruit Grower eFlash just came out: We've got the latest on cider apple growing techniques, a new Mi… https://t.co/2J0LYPDYTy
67 days ago
In our latest Good Fruit Grower eFlash: The brains behind breeding successfully and the latest on trade disputes -… https://t.co/Ni9260cNAp
69 days ago
Trade war with Mexico hits apple growers: “The economic impact to individual growers will vary, but collectively …… https://t.co/fIEi3nhBF9
74 days ago
Our Good Fruit Grower eFlash arrived today — Read our updates on U.S. growers facing international trade disputes a… https://t.co/MG5o7ykIEo
80 days ago
RT @findtj: Volcanic cherry growing? Not many cherry orchards this high up on the slope of #MtHood, Oregon. This was a fun story with @Swas…
81 days ago
In today's Good Fruit Grower eFlash: Cherries from on high dwarfing rootstocks, testing Gisela and why you need nat… https://t.co/0cjIvwqjhJ
88 days ago
Good Fruit Grower eFlash: A Big Sky outlook on cherries - https://t.co/d9AGdl7yuZ https://t.co/Be7QdGyKkI
90 days ago
Our new issue is out — Cherries! https://t.co/IwlMMrn4gk (Cover image by TJ Mullinax @findtj) https://t.co/sbDH9wjjPY
95 days ago
Good Fruit Grower eFlash: Some creative approaches to housing workers - https://t.co/260wXJTcnf https://t.co/XvaVJLaFLp
95 days ago
We can’t wait to see this guide. Great job to everyone involved! https://t.co/C2mxk2PigU
96 days ago
RT @WSUTreeFruitExt: Congratulations Tree Fruit Extension Team for being selected as the 2018 WSU CAHNRS Team Award winners. Our strength i…
101 days ago
Good Fruit Grower eFlash: Lessons in labor and a new Young Grower - https://t.co/YatBgjFPMQ https://t.co/07VcNiu377
105 days ago
From our issue on labor matters: What to do if there’s a strike | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/4gCV9eMWT3
105 days ago
Here are some pointers for hiring H-2A workers | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/Sxzuu7vVpg
109 days ago
Good Fruit Grower eFlash: Dealing with weeds, prepare for fire - https://t.co/Fnz96PLh8E https://t.co/BgrAY9x7Cv
109 days ago
USApple leader: Trade wars hurt everyone’s bottom line | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/r8N5O74WFO
109 days ago
Some California Farmers Already Feeling Impacts Of Possible Tariffs - https://t.co/regEmpmums https://t.co/oamyeGAZ5G
110 days ago
Smart tips for orchardists to protect themselves from wildfires. https://t.co/WTU75L6JfY
110 days ago
Agriculture secretary says he’s telling Trump to consider rejoining TPP - The Washington Post https://t.co/Yj91lxgmP1
111 days ago
Glyphosate-resistance is primary weed concern for wine grape growers in Washington state. https://t.co/8DpMa0IMI5
111 days ago
A researcher seeks to determine which indicators are most important in soil. https://t.co/GtlOz99oaE
111 days ago
Phytelligence forms partnership in India | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/IalGFE1vHN
111 days ago
Weed worries: Herbicide-resistant species are top of mind | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/8DpMa0IMI5
113 days ago
RT @IrishAppleGroup: More from #iftanz. The trip that keeps on giving. https://t.co/ZnPgbTlE0d
114 days ago
Good Fruit Grower eFlash: More useful  lessons from New Zealand's innovators - https://t.co/eGoP4Dp6vH https://t.co/WtEZc32vg8
115 days ago
Food, innovation and resilience in the face of climate change | The Seattle Times https://t.co/am4g6X9Tl4
115 days ago
Good Fruit Grower eFlash: More useful  lessons from New Zealand's innovators - https://t.co/HPCoXB31mG https://t.co/722wxO1oWF
115 days ago
Good Fruit Grower eFlash: More lessons from New Zealand's innovators - https://t.co/wFQpP5oaP5 https://t.co/PlXnCZRXUH
117 days ago
Jim Moyer and so many others @wsucahnrs are world leaders in ag and key to the Northwest's leadership in tree fruit. https://t.co/uV5RWhpHYr
118 days ago
Orchard netting can help prevent sunburn in addition to providing hail protection. Our report from @iFruitTree in… https://t.co/K87x3Q0t20
122 days ago
Good Fruit Grower eFlash: Looking deep into Honeycrisp, finding bitter pit solutions - https://t.co/w5VV3HO0HQ https://t.co/1eRIGy2gle

Overhiser, Isaacs and others honored at Great Lakes Expo

Wilbur-Ellis: 2017 Hort Show coverage sponsor

Gonzales: Spanish sessions exceed expectations at Washington annual meeting

Watch the 2017 Hort Show video summaries

GLExpo Day 3 wrap: using plant growth regulators for flowering, fruit set, and other aspects of physiology

 

Strong market for Michigan sweet cherries: GLExpo Day 2 wrap

Organics: Hort show Day 2, afternoon wrap

Playing to win: Day 2 Hort show, morning wrap

Anticipation and Flexibility: Day 1, Hort Show morning wrap

Varieties and Cosmic Crisp: Day 1, Hort Show afternoon wrap

GLExpo Day 1 wrap: pests, pollinators and soil microbes

An Oregon trailblazer: 2017 Grower of the year

Curiosity, sharing and innovation drive Mike Omeg, a fifth-generation cherry grower. Read More »

A grower with industry influence: 2017 Grower of the year

Grower of the Year Mike Omeg has an impressive list of industry contributions and accomplishments. Read More »

Omeginsanity — ‘I was a little bit shocked’: 2017 Grower of the year

Avoiding the pitfalls: Expo 2017 Preview

Managing relationships is an important key to family farms: Great Lakes Farm Market EXPO Read More »

Hort Show Contest

Win a Gator! Read More »