Legal & Regulatory

Legal battle over Cosmic Crisp unlikely to affect availability of new trees

By |March 16th, 2018|

Sources describe how dispute began

Growers flock to Washington, lobbying legislators

By |March 16th, 2018|

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Apple growers appeared in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, visiting more than 100 legislative offices to lobby on issues such as

Trent Graybill, a young grower from Zillah, Washington

By |March 15th, 2018|

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family background / Trent is a first-generation farmer who started growing cherries alongside his wife, Shelly, and father-in-law, Dwayne Bowman.

New mindset for managing spotted wing depredation

By |March 14th, 2018|

High levels of pest pressure are the new reality for Michigan tart cherry growers.

Put a ghost in your orchard to keep away BMSB

By |March 14th, 2018|

Special nets proving to be deadly for brown marmorated stink bugs.

Lures lead to better moth management

By |March 14th, 2018|

Enhanced lures let you know where you stand with with oriental fruit moth.

WSU talks tough, Phytelligence talks softer in suits over Cosmic Crisp

By |March 13th, 2018|

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This post from March 13 has been updated with new statements from Washington State University and from Phytelligence.

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Apple maggot quarantine saves $500 million a year

By |March 9th, 2018|

New economic analysis puts a price tag on protecting Washington's maggot-free tree fruit regions.

Dobashi named CEO of Wafla

By |March 8th, 2018|

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Wafla, the human resources organization responsible for the bulk of Washington’s H-2A guest workers, has some new staff members, including

Pear bureau announces election

By |March 5th, 2018|

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Pear Bureau Northwest has issued the following announcement: Pear growers will elect nominees for positions on the Fresh Pear Committee

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