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

17 hours ago
A COVID-19 vaccination requirement for incoming international travelers by federal @nUSAHomeland begins Jan. 22 and… https://t.co/ZNteYSg0fP
17 hours ago
Meet Juan Munguía of Mattawa WA, our JAN 15 Young Grower. He's currently pursuing his graduate degree in horticultu… https://t.co/3cK5VcLVtb
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1 day ago
North Central Washington Tree Fruit Day talks feature apple, cherry and pear updates from @WSUTreeFruitExt and indu… https://t.co/WT59b7lMSF
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1 day ago
When the farm loses its patriarch, the next generation has to carry on. https://t.co/VT5xiVSJUz https://t.co/pgrlEEqW1j
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1 day ago
Tart cherries and tourism go hand in hand in Wisconsin’s Door County, @mydoorcounty https://t.co/vx6AVW6ilM https://t.co/Z4EO9c9VXS
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2 days ago
Watch Fresh Fruit Robotics' harvester in action during a trial in a Washington orchard last fall.… https://t.co/U8Gl7nkkMG
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2 days ago
Harvester making headway: Fresh Fruit Robotics’ apple harvester returned to Washington in 2021 as the company conti… https://t.co/8lFwhew8lE
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2 days ago
2021 saw a shake-up in the race to commercialize an apple harvesting robot, but several new contenders plan to debu… https://t.co/CQSiS0Oesy
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3 days ago
Codling Moth Summit online Feb. 24. Register now for this in-depth look at codling moth biology and control, presen… https://t.co/42Z9RieTcO
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3 days ago
How can tree fruit growers successfully release beneficial insects for pest control? New @USDA research effort by @… https://t.co/AL8rrHeyDY
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3 days ago
A little luck and a lot of postharvest research by @carotorresdelc of @wsucahnrs show that a plant-derived antioxid… https://t.co/qLikXaH7nJ
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8 days ago
Introducing @AgAID_Institute, a $20 million effort to foster collaboration between computer scientists, ag engineer… https://t.co/94sDKDo0BV
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9 days ago
WineVit Feb 7–10 in Kennewick WA offers Washington's wine grape growers the latest industry updates, research and m… https://t.co/HQXQIxr4Yf
9 days ago
Partnership expands club apple for the Eastern U.S. to the West. https://t.co/m9T4N1PmPd https://t.co/TpIs7jkpIu
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10 days ago
California gift basket company @agiftinside pivots to fresh cherry sales through Amazon. https://t.co/o3QE52jR5c https://t.co/G8KecpQ1su
10 days ago
Michigan, Pennsylvania sales desks now selling New York-grown @SnapDragonApple, @RubyFrostApple.… https://t.co/0btSBukGjM
10 days ago
Researchers continue to survey growers about blueberry pollination methods @WSU_SmallFruits https://t.co/8xr2Q1r0Ie https://t.co/7Jg5IloIc5
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11 days ago
Agricultural Leadership Program developed by the Washington State Tree Fruit Association, @wsucahnrs and @WSDAgov a… https://t.co/cpAF7aMhMC
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11 days ago
High demand and low supply drive nearly $100 price jump for Washington Concords. https://t.co/I2ejo5TYFg https://t.co/br7C3meHlP
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14 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Frank Zhao, new endowed chair for plant pathology at WSU, gears up for talk on bacterial canker. "I started my job four days…
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14 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: WSU’s @b_sallato is now discussing nutrients and sweet cherry quality. Most research deals with nutrients and tree health, n…
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14 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: WSU’s @MDWhiting discussed how his plant-based dispersions, formerly known and cellulose nanocrystals, improve cold resilien…
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14 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Now, WSU cherry breeder Per McCord, from @WSU_IAREC, shares an update on the program. #CherryInstitute Thousands of new s…
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14 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Victor Bueno of WA Fruit and Produce is discussing tips for picking at night. #CherryInstitute
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14 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Jake Gutzwiler said the first stage of heat stress comes from companies harvesting immature fruit to beat coming heat wave.…
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14 days ago
RT @SwassRoss: Researcher @MDWhiting is discussing indirect effects of historic summer heat on cherries. #CherryInstitute
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14 days ago
RT @kprengaman: On the domestic marketing front, the 2021 season including both in-store display and digital promotions. Online shopping ad…
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14 days ago
The 2022 #CherryInstitute held Friday in Yakima preceded by systems tour by @MDWhiting of WSU on Thursday.… https://t.co/55aINwrxyT
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14 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Now, Mike Gempler from Washington Growers League is talking labor. It's important for growers using H-2A to continue to sh…
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14 days ago
Meet Ellie Rice of Gettysburg PA, our Jan01 #GFGYoungGrower. An 8th-gen grower managing HR & H-2A on the family far… https://t.co/q0ebsvJt0q
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14 days ago
RT @kprengaman: @NWcherrygrowers @goodfruitgrower B.J. Thurbly reflects on the 2021 crop: covid market challenges, trade wars, and a strong…
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14 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Snow can't stop the #CherryInstitute by @NWcherrygrowers Although closed mtn passes mean some of the speakers will be zoomi…
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15 days ago
Some farmworkers don’t favor the wave of overtime mandates intended to help them. @FarmwrkrJustice argues plenty of… https://t.co/OZzI6WPVP9
16 days ago
Northwest Michigan’s cherry farms face high development pressure, but land trusts @GTRLC and @LeelanauConserv are h… https://t.co/Yt0X61bfZp
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17 days ago
Apple exports face another “tough year” @Washington_Apple @WApplesindia @usapples https://t.co/TydQ3Wha7P https://t.co/oKJJpIFq1S
18 days ago
Breeding Insights, a @USDA_ARS project, brings specialty crop breeders access to bioinformatics and ties to… https://t.co/7uluR37IUZ
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18 days ago
From facial recognition to fungus: A @VitisGen and @USDA_ARS research project uses AI to look for grapevine selecti… https://t.co/sDXL2v0oxL
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23 days ago
Will a debut pear make consumers happi? That’s the plan with the launch of the Happi Pear from @Stemilt and… https://t.co/h0KIiLpNnI
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24 days ago
Washington’s 100-year-old Chelan Fruit Cooperative acquired by International Farming. https://t.co/keUqrbcfeh
24 days ago
Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission to hold 2022 apple research reviews online Jan. 26 and 27. https://t.co/WSpGiTYKTn
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24 days ago
Wild bees provide an estimated $1 billion benefit to U.S. apple industry, according to recent study by… https://t.co/CeE7YS7Ga9
25 days ago
Food scientists with @WSUSFS and @FIC_OSU put pears to the test for dozens of attributes and consumer preferences t… https://t.co/40PLkNdFnm
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25 days ago
The most popular apple variety in the U.S. has a major storage problem. @CornellCALS, @ccecornellhttps://t.co/Oxzv2jX4hg
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30 days ago
Grim conclusions in @OSUAgSci’s fresh pear enterprise budget: Even high-density doesn’t pay off. @FruitTreeAshleyhttps://t.co/M6WxrpdsOH
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31 days ago
Genetic discoveries from @RosBREED could lead to a better tart cherry. https://t.co/EVLUjgHpIT https://t.co/mijCoshQF8
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32 days ago
Pennsylvania hosting @iFruitTree annual conference Feb. 12–15. https://t.co/9gZNShuyoj
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32 days ago
The Ferguson family’s farm markets and apple orchards keep growing in the Upper Midwest region.… https://t.co/XFrK13qZ2r
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32 days ago
Drones and satellites are mapping vineyard variability in Michigan. @MSU_NatSci, @CANRatMSU https://t.co/lCJdoX5DLr https://t.co/UjvKXGXPBR
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36 days ago
A virtual tour offered international scientists and @goodfruitgrower readers a chance to visit progressive apple, p… https://t.co/09LijPisVB
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37 days ago
Beating frosty weather to the Cabernet finish line can be a gamble, but Marcus Miller of @AirfieldWines shares how… https://t.co/enl35R5o8y
38 days ago
Rural health care access law in Washington state, supported by tree fruit professionals in @AgForestry, touches on… https://t.co/OwLEMv5z8M
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38 days ago
Farming is stressful and getting worse, but programs from Skagit County Extension, @FarmAid and @USDA_NIFA aim to h… https://t.co/Ibr2mXvH4M
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39 days ago
Leadership program prepares the next generation for their future roles. @usapples https://t.co/z8WYOYoIvH https://t.co/a02xSN2Mqz
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42 days ago
Robotic carts Burro from @AugeanRobotics and Carry from @FutureAcres vie for grape, fruit industry market.… https://t.co/jhBVPfmtKS
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43 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: New panel on marketing challenges around environmental stewardship. #glexpo
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43 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: A panel of MSU experts will now give short- and long-term strategies for climate resilient fruit production. #glexpo
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43 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Thursday morning #glexpo session on "the elephant in the room": producing fruit in a changing climate.
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44 days ago
Cosmic Crisp packed a crowd. Here's our wrap on the wrap-up session of #hortshow2021: https://t.co/3dwNEwpzAh
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44 days ago
Day 2 @GLEXPO morning session covers SWD, nematodes and American brown rot. Here's our wrap: https://t.co/lKFUS2ZJRu

Blueberry, cherry pests the talk of Great Lakes EXPO, Day 2

Grower concerns, research, stats punctuate Cosmic Crisp session