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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

20 days ago
RT @findtj: Want to be on our next cover? We're looking for your best photos from around the globe highlighting tree fruit and grape growin…
21 days ago
Beginning today, producers of fresh sweet cherries may apply for mitigation payments aimed at helping farmers hurt… https://t.co/YJx8VZtpeM
33 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Pink Sparkle apple variety in North Idaho because ... well, because everything is better with sparkles. https://t.co/oqzVwcr…
52 days ago
New U.S. apple crop estimate revised downward @US_Apples meeting. Read our day 2 wrap to learn more. https://t.co/qwkCNc0th1 @SwassRoss
52 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Apple pie egg rolls. Good break food. #AppleOutlook2018 https://t.co/Nu8LH5ScWi
52 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Ag trucking lobbyist Jon Samson: Discussion in DC has moved from ELD mandate to seeking flexibility in hours of service. #Ap…
52 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: US Apple Association filmed a commercial starring chairman Mark Boyer of and aired it on shows the President is known to wat…
52 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: We’re No. 2! We’re No. 2! https://t.co/A6hG26ZtmR
53 days ago
A record crop in Europe, a horrible crop in China, and new king apple crowned in America. It’s all in our update fr… https://t.co/m8olqMDtq6
53 days ago
RT @US_Apples: Top Five Export Destinations as of August 3rd 2018 @USDA @US_Apples #AppleOutlook2018 https://t.co/NqPvgR782T
53 days ago
RT @US_Apples: At $3.55 Billion, farm gate value of the 2017 crop was up 3% over 2016 and set a new record. #AppleOutlook2018 https://t.co/…
53 days ago
RT @US_Apples: 2018 @USDA Apple Crop Forecast: 272.7 Million Bushels 🍎🍏 4th Largest Crop https://t.co/ThqLxEvtyU
53 days ago
RT @US_Apples: Continued: ”However, Red Delicious is important in the export market, where it makes up roughly half of our apple exports.”…
53 days ago
RT @US_Apples: “The rise in production of newer varieties of apples aimed at the fresh consumption market has caused demand for Red Delicio…
53 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Choi: Some Chinese growers in hard hit frost areas gave up on their crop this year and sought temporary jobs in nearby citie…
53 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Michael Choi: China expects a crop of 32 million metric tons, a 28 percent reduction from 2017, due to horrible frost in Apr…
53 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: A few statistical highlights from US Apple: 2017 crop set a record for farm gate value at $3.55 billion. 2017 set export vol…
53 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: In spite of trade challenges, "we have very, very good reason to be optimistic," said Mark Seetin of USApple. #AppleOutlook2…
53 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: 4 percent of U.S. grocery dollars are spent online, but that could go double digits soon, said Darren Seifer, food industry…
53 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: There’s a new king. Gala is expected to be the No. 1 Apple by volume in the U.S. #AppleOutlook2018 https://t.co/tG5k5zoGWD
53 days ago
RT @US_Apples: “91% of the time apples are likely to be eaten as a base dish” -Darren Seifer @npdgroup
53 days ago
RT @US_Apples: Keynote speaker, Darren Seifer, (@npdgroup) presents findings on “Eating Patterns in America” at the #AppleOutllook2018 Conf…
53 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: California grower and USApple board secretary kicks off the 2018 Apple Outlook in Chicago. It continues tomorrow. #AppleOutl…
53 days ago
RT @US_Apples: Jim Bair, U.S. Apple Association President & CEO, kicks off the #AppleOutlook2018 Conference https://t.co/IU24KJ0yAm
53 days ago
RT @US_Apples: Today is the big day! We're in #Chicago🏙 for the #AppleOutlook2018🍎🍏Conference. Stay tuned for live updates throughout the d…
59 days ago
In today's Good Fruit Grower eFlash, see how WSU researchers are shaking things up in the orchard with an apple har… https://t.co/F3brXNd2sF
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Dried cherry pits discarded from a processor as ground cover and dust abatement at Schilperoort Farms in Sunnyside. #WSGSvit…
66 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…
66 days ago
RT @catieajones: Station 1: Drip irrigation in concords with Dr Markus Keller @WSU_Vit_Ext @WSU_IAREC #WSGSvitday https://t.co/TzuuFrDUtZ
66 days ago
RT @catieajones: Station 4 continued: PhD candidate Nataliya Shcherbatyuk explains transport tissues in grapevines @WSU_IAREC @WSU_Vit_Ext
66 days ago
RT @catieajones: Station 3 continued: PhD student Katherine East explaining where to find #nematodes in the #vineyard #soil @WSU_IAREC @WSU…
66 days ago
RT @catieajones: Station 4: PhD candidate Joelle Martinez explaining water movement in grapevine and how to measure @WSU_Vit_Ext @WSU_IAREC
66 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Know your nematodes says Katherine East of WSU. Different kinds show up in different soil locations. #WSGSvitday https://t.c…
66 days ago
Ross Courtney will be tweeting from Sunnyside today during @WSUWineScience Viticulture day. https://t.co/03iswx3PHQ
66 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
73 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
77 days ago
RT @sdininny: Congratulations to Zenaida Ruiz Martinez, recipient of the Good Fruit Grower scholarship through Washington Apple Education F…
80 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
81 days ago
The tour is over, but the growing continues… #iftaBC https://t.co/LgsfnZqm4l
82 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.…
82 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…
82 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…
82 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Molly Thurston: “This is our last day together.” Us: “Awwwwww.” https://t.co/sq5bKRUqEP
82 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Corral Beach Farms uses toothpicks to train young Regina trees. #iftaBC https://t.co/QD5CpqsEGD
82 days ago
Where no cherry has gone before — IFTA BC tour Day 2 #iftaBC https://t.co/pRqX9YQSbu
83 days ago
@findtj @iFruitTree Get it while it’s online and share this with attendees too!
83 days ago
RT @findtj: @iFruitTree @goodfruitgrower OK all here’s the high-res version of the group photo! https://t.co/TorA82HxHx
83 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…
83 days ago
RT @findtj: International Fruit Tree Association’s 2018 Summer Tour group in British Columbia. #iftaBC Here’s the quick cell phone version…
83 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…
83 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…
84 days ago
RT @findtj: #iftaBC has taken us through some beautiful territory so far — including this little trestle walk in Summerland, BC. @goodfruit…
84 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…
84 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…
84 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…
84 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…
84 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…
84 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…
84 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Greg Lang: we have had UFO, KGB and TSA. Now we have WTF...whole tree fruit renewal, that is. #iftaBc
84 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Greg Lang of Michigan State University says results favor UFO growing system across most varieties and geography over tall s…
84 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Peter Toivonen of Summerland research station is running trials combining use of spectrometer and DA meter to line up maturi…
84 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…
84 days ago
RT @findtj: Hank Markgraf — The Summerland research center in my estimation is one of the most picturesque stations in the world. #iftaBC @…
84 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
84 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Simple instructions at the Summerland research station. #iftaBc https://t.co/bU7EGIMjGU
84 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Hank Markgraf is aboard. IFTA Okanagan Valley, BC, is underway. Stops today include Summerland research station, an orchard…
85 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…
87 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
94 days ago
Our latest Good Fruit Grower eFlash is here: Read about growing innovations for peaches and spotting cherry disease… https://t.co/7rGLJAllEm
95 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…
101 days ago
Good Fruit Grower eFlash: Making homes for kestrels in your orchard  - https://t.co/rDKpbnw0et https://t.co/XKZZzxXSAf
108 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
115 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
122 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
129 days ago
In our latest Good Fruit Grower eFlash: The brains behind breeding successfully and the latest on trade disputes -… https://t.co/Ni9260cNAp
132 days ago
Trade war with Mexico hits apple growers: “The economic impact to individual growers will vary, but collectively …… https://t.co/fIEi3nhBF9
136 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
143 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…
144 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

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 »