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 »

7 hours ago
Anita Oberholster of @ucdavisCAES receives @ASEVtweets Extension Distinction Award. https://t.co/ToSGLxKUpg
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13 hours ago
New model might be “light at the end of the tunnel” for spotted wing drosophila control in tart cherries.… https://t.co/S9tRYYOzWO
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15 hours ago
Listen up! Tree fruit education, ag technology insight and thoughtful conversations with other farmers are now avai… https://t.co/ZeBu7uahjb
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3 days ago
Meet Luke Tonnemaker, a young grower from Royal City WA, featured in our March 1 issue. A 4th-generation farmer, Lu… https://t.co/X2luBCgJnx
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4 days ago
Leafhoppers not wanted: Deterrent strategies show promise in @wsucahnrs research to help growers improve management… https://t.co/F8KDQssZBf
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5 days ago
2021 @AuctionWAWines lineup includes online and live events supporting the Washington wine industry and benefitting… https://t.co/2SfvY0DZ5S
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5 days ago
Popularity of sterile insect release for codling moth control soars. https://t.co/a4YoNKSygy https://t.co/dZ1fq7rRdE
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5 days ago
Researchers in two states probe best practices for sterile insect release for codling moth control. @WSUEntomologyhttps://t.co/WTUdws5KPj
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6 days ago
Federal judge tosses Washington prevailing wage survey results certified by @USDOL. https://t.co/8dwXtjxwFJ
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6 days ago
Invasive pest eradication is possible. What can we learn from California’s victory against the European grapevine m… https://t.co/vY8Cy1kun0
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6 days ago
Groups like @Radio_KDNA, @UFWF and Washington Growers League spread the vaccine word among farmworkers.… https://t.co/kcxYRzAiEQ
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7 days ago
A new task force formed by the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, with @LouisNottingham, @WSUTreeFruitExt,… https://t.co/khNAkaswMB
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10 days ago
Named the new endowed chair for tree fruit environmental physiology and management, @WSUTreeFruitExt’s… https://t.co/ZrBbDGekFS
11 days ago
Pilots, growers share how aerial application fits into the tree fruit industry. https://t.co/7ZypDYpj9b / https://t.co/SV7tLI4nFM
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11 days ago
Cherries and peaches need modern training systems to catch up to apples in Eastern orchards. Learn more from a… https://t.co/ob4N9N8mVQ
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12 days ago
Trust @iFruitTree to introduce leading #AgTech companies serving the tree fruit industry. Great session! https://t.co/cX7kHhALz4
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12 days ago
A project led by @CANRatMSU could be a big step forward for fire blight research. @USDA_NIFA https://t.co/D2knvR5Hy2 https://t.co/aIcuEo0F7q
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13 days ago
From @iFruitTree, learn everything you wanted to know about Honeycrisp but were afraid to ask:… https://t.co/u7eewnY5Ep
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13 days ago
Take a page from the playbook of @Seangilbertappl and other growers: Thoughtfully engage with media during a crisis… https://t.co/EKWk5u12Fa
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13 days ago
Search is on for a tree fruit pathologist to fill @wsucahnrs endowed chair position. https://t.co/LKcdBsBjlk https://t.co/tKemzJ6urP
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14 days ago
Researchers @lizamaydg and @drtreefruit studying the potential for knocking down apple scab with a substance made f… https://t.co/w9GHIqXutD
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14 days ago
Cornell’s @kaitlinmgold is using hyperspectral imaging to spot grape diseases before they do damage.… https://t.co/2WH2qyahbe
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17 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Looking forward to next week! https://t.co/ajasF5qvD2
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17 days ago
Meet Ruben Canales, a young grower from Benton County, WA, featured in our Feb. 15 issue. Ruben is an orchard owner… https://t.co/pTtx7C2WTP
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18 days ago
As the X disease epidemic spurs more cherry tree removal, the spotlight turns to ensuring a healthy tree supply for… https://t.co/qw0nC5bbIB
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18 days ago
New compliance focus and new training program proposal from @WSDAgov aim to improve pesticide safety without additi… https://t.co/yS74t82rrK
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19 days ago
The @USDA_ARS invests in functional genomics approach to understand how pome fruit ripens — and what can go wrong —… https://t.co/Pdbp3TRZtw
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19 days ago
The apple’s genetic past could point the way to its future. @USDA_ARS, @BTIscience https://t.co/ZE5lya4xH3 https://t.co/T5jRwe6DmS
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19 days ago
Michigan’s ag and food workers have been moved forward in the vaccine line. @MichiganHHS, @MichFarmBureau https://t.co/0Ziad4ri2p
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20 days ago
Vineyard removals and a short 2020 crop ease the pressure, but “structural oversupply” remains for CA wine grape gr… https://t.co/2ZfSJPL0qW
20 days ago
New $7.3 million grant will address improving produce safety needs for a wide variety of fresh fruit & veg.… https://t.co/AP2p5LGyQr
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24 days ago
AEWR expected to rise again; @USDOL to finalize by Feb. 25. https://t.co/wIiFBR70M9
25 days ago
Today, @WesternGrowers @wg_cit announced a new plan to accelerate harvest automation technology for specialty crop… https://t.co/KBJIRxk8AX
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25 days ago
Trade authorities rule against blueberry industry’s appeal for relief. https://t.co/2IUduQeLm6
25 days ago
A pear path to the future: Two-leader system gives @Stemilt a chance to learn about farming higher-density pears in… https://t.co/pfo4FazopG
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25 days ago
High school seniors with ties to Washington’s tree fruit industry can apply for @WAEF_ORG scholarships until March… https://t.co/e8mF1Pkt4c
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26 days ago
A scientist with @UCDavisCOE runs trials with a “co-robotic” platform that mixes automated speed and height adjustm… https://t.co/EkgVOk5qsi
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26 days ago
University of Washington public health scientists @UWDEOHS develop apps to translate pesticide labels into Spanish.… https://t.co/srzgGnz32o
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27 days ago
Statistical and royalty update for @thecosmiccrisp apple. https://t.co/JsygWamE3w
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27 days ago
Can organic certification help pear growers boost returns? A panel of growers from different pear regions says it’s… https://t.co/aZ1qlwYihc
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27 days ago
Get updates on the latest pear research projects at the NW Pear Research Review, Feb. 17 on Zoom. No registration r… https://t.co/TfTYTYdeTv
27 days ago
Looking for “radical” source-sink manipulation in grapevines? Tim Martinson, @NYVITICULTURE, is your guy.… https://t.co/qDVYT3HWmJ
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28 days ago
Northwest Michigan will soon find out if it can consistently grow the late-ripening MAIA1 (EverCrisp) apple.… https://t.co/WbgKTLJK4C
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28 days ago
Washington growers make contingency plans while awaiting clarity on the state's overtime debate.… https://t.co/8mYq5vI3Ab
31 days ago
Meet Clayton Ringer, a young grower from The Dalles, OR. A first-generation farmer, Clayton didn't think he could m… https://t.co/8Yiye6Md3S
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32 days ago
Fruit Orchard of the Future collaboration agreement signed between Washington state and the Netherlands. @WSDAgov,… https://t.co/gVcmN4Ivqs
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32 days ago
Betting on bubbles: @TreveriCellars invests in new sparkling-specific vineyards in the Naches Heights AVA with… https://t.co/i6XVU3SeMc
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33 days ago
The University of Minnesota has released its latest apple and given it an exultant name. @UMNHorticulturehttps://t.co/Yz4lXCAYj0
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33 days ago
Northwest Michigan growers talk about their struggles with climate change. https://t.co/9M0qg9dpL4 https://t.co/TjhyKQUwl8
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34 days ago
Farm groups wafla and @WAFarmBureau to sue state over COVID-19 rules after @GovInslee turned down an appeal. https://t.co/gkkx2hkM7O
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34 days ago
Washington L&I, @lniwa, issues large fines against tree fruit companies cited for “willful serious” violations of C… https://t.co/jolpQXu2Gx
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34 days ago
Penn State leads the charge against spotted lanternfly, featuring @Julie_Urban, @heatherleach_ and @BMSBresearch.… https://t.co/9YzRWIaxQz
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35 days ago
Scout for grape powdery mildew successfully in the early season with tips from @FRAMEnetworks, a team of viticultur… https://t.co/SR8PJq7U44
35 days ago
Over the past five years, @Wa_State_Wine has increased funding to support a world-class research program at… https://t.co/Ao7MG6u1xa
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35 days ago
New name, new format, but at the virtual WineVit meeting in March you can expect all the industry insight, research… https://t.co/Iunp5DojoJ
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39 days ago
WSU prof @aamitdhingra hopes a new pear ripening compound and a new @WSDAgov grant can help the pear industry devel… https://t.co/QJr9pUyJke
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40 days ago
Washington @GovInslee to allow “flexibility” to consolidate vaccination of farmworker age groups.… https://t.co/E52NlLYisp
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40 days ago
We're hiring. @goodfruitgrower is seeking an advertising sales account representative to join our team in Yakima, W… https://t.co/VngjjbXBgr
40 days ago
Hood River, Wasco and Klickitat ag industry invited to answer @OregonStateExt COVID-19 response survey. https://t.co/hlsUPILhdj
40 days ago
Automation aids in social distance in packing houses. @NorfolkApples, @ChelanFruit https://t.co/0Z2KZFXaxN https://t.co/CurXtZTA3v
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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 »