Flor Maldonado, a young grower from Tonasket, Washington

By |December 7th, 2018|

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family background / Flor grew up on farms, since she was a small child, helping her family establish their own

Growing by the numbers: 2018 Good Fruit Growers of the Year

By |November 30th, 2018|

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Dan Plath farms by the data.

He frequently responds to this reporter’s questions about horticultural decisions with “based on our return-on-investment

DeVaney: Reflections on 2018 …

By |November 29th, 2018|

WSTFA President Jon DeVaney reflects on 2018 and looks ahead to the next year

Annual apple residue report now available

By |November 16th, 2018|

Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission residue study aims to help growers with their spray programs

California moves toward curtailing Lorsban

By |November 15th, 2018|

State’s Department of Pesticides Regulation suggests several temporary measures as they work toward permanent state-wide restrictions.

Vineyard sprayers: Applying knowledge

By |August 23rd, 2018|

Washington State University sprayer evaluation helps growers optimize vineyard sprayer performance.

What makes a ‘cultural’ orchardist?

By |July 5th, 2018|

Researchers examine how growers pick nonchemical pest management tactics.

Good to Know: Help for managing Oriental fruit moth

By |June 28th, 2018|

OFM damage is on the rise in Washington orchards.

Growers facing dilemma over drifting sprays

By |May 9th, 2018|

Worker housing close to orchards may need to be vacated during pesticide applications, for now.

US Apple denounces as “harmful” and “inaccurate” EWG’s so-called annual Dirty Dozen list

By |April 10th, 2018|

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The activist Environmental Working Group put out its annual “Dirty Dozen” list, again criticizing the apple industry, which caused US

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