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  • Nick Anderson, a young grower from The Dalles, Oregon

Nick Anderson, a young grower from The Dalles, Oregon

May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background/ Nick graduated from Columbia Gorge Community College, married Annabeth and has a young son and daughter. Beyond working just about every job on the farm, he wants to continue his education taking horticulture and business classes. He’s the son of Bill and Deede Anderson.
age/26
crops/Cherries
business/Anderson Fruit Inc.

How did you

  • IFTA Study Tour 2018

Bruno Simpson, a young grower from Nelson, New Zealand

April 29th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Bruno is the third generation of Waimea Nurseries and has been elected to the International New Varieties Network. Bruno is the son of Mike Simpson and Angela Donaldson.
grower / Nelson, New Zealand
age / 26
crops / Apples, pears, kiwifruit
business / Waimea Nurseries, Waimea Variety Management

How did you get

  • Tips to work with H-2A

Here are some pointers for hiring H-2A workers

April 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Panelists offer insights about federal guest worker program from several years of experience.

  • 2018 International Fruit Tree Association New Zealand Study Tour and Conference

Growing into the future – Video

April 17th, 2018|0 Comments

New Zealand researchers and growers testing limits with 2D, 3D systems.

  • IFTA Study Tour 2018

Kyle Ardiel, a young grower from Thornbury, Ontario

April 17th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background/ After growing up on the family farm, Kyle earned a business degree working as a CPA before returning to work with his father, Shane, and mother, Gail.
age / 33
crops / Apples
business / Apple Springs Orchards, Inc.

How did you get your start?
I can clearly remember getting off the bus

  • 2018 International Fruit Tree Association New Zealand Study Tour and Conference

A standout tour of New Zealand – Photos & VR

April 11th, 2018|0 Comments

IFTA attendees were easy to spot as they traversed the New Zealand countryside. Here are a few highlights.

Yvette Jones, a young grower from Nelson, New Zealand

April 9th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Yvette grew up traveling around the globe with parents David and Fiona Jones, who work in food technology. She majored in horticulture and is passionate about applied food sciences.
age/23
grower/Nelson, New Zealand
crops/Apples, pears, kiwifruit
business/Horticulturalist

How did you get your start?
I’m not from a traditional rural background — I’m not

  • Cherry pollen harvest

Trees without fruit, pollination without bees

March 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Pollen company joins Washington State University researcher to try planting a pollen-only orchard.

  • Conor Kilian, a young grower from Sunnyside, Washington

Conor Kilian, a young grower from Sunnyside, Washington

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Conor grew up in a large Yakima Valley farming family growing juice grapes, learning organic methods and helping expand the farm’s apple acreage. He is the son of Carl and Jeannie Kilian and grandson of Ervin and Sharon Kilian.
age / 22
crops / Apples and grapes
business / Kilian

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The Cosmic gospel : Video

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Washington State University continues education on training WA 38 trees.

  • Trent Graybill, a young grower from Zillah

Trent Graybill, a young grower from Zillah, Washington

March 15th, 2018|0 Comments

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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. His primary job as an agronomist for Soilcraft Inc. has helped him to finance his cherry blocks.
age / 28
crops / Cherries
business / Eden Acres and Soilcraft Inc.

How did you get

  • Tony Guisto, a young grower from Hood River

Tony Guisto, a young grower from Hood River, Oregon

February 24th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background/Tony grew up in a logging family in Oregon’s Hood River Valley, headed by his father, Brad Fowler, and mother, Katy Klein. After graduating from the University of Oregon, he and his wife, Millie, have worked to establish their own cherry and pear orchards.
age/30
grower/Hood River, Oregon
crops/Cherries, pears
business/AG Farms and

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Watch and learn

February 12th, 2018|1 Comment

Michigan State University’s new video series highlights grape and wine research.

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Finding success the cooperative way

January 24th, 2018|0 Comments

The fewer grower cooperatives packing fruit in the industry today still play crucial role.

  • International cargo cherry deliveries

All aboard the cherry express

January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Airborne exports through Sea-Tac help make up for tough domestic year for sweet cherries.

  • Young grower Conner Sullivan

Conner Sullivan, a young grower from Pasco, Washington

January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Conner along with his cousin Clint Sullivan started their business after growing up learning agriculture from their grandfather, Robert, and fathers, Patrick and Kevin Sullivan, in the Pasco area. Conner is the son of Patrick and Brenda and has two younger siblings.
grower / Pasco, Washington
age / 25
crops

  • 2017 Hort Show

Kurrle: USApple works for growers

January 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Trade agreements, farm bill likely targets for 2018.

  • apple crop load sensing equipment

Computer vision systems can count apples and provide a new perspective on crop load

December 30th, 2017|0 Comments

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To the casual observer, the row after row of ripe, red apples on trellises looks so uniform, it’s hard to grasp how widely production can vary from tree to tree.

In row crops, tools that enable growers to monitor yields have ushered in an enviable era of precision management, but in

  • Bee delivery

Hive hauling worries

December 15th, 2017|0 Comments

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The federal government has granted truckers who haul live animals, including honeybees destined for tree fruit pollination duty, a 90-day reprieve from enforcement of electronic logging device requirements.
Beekeepers had joined a group of livestock producers in asking for more time to comply with new laws that require all trucks to

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How to give away fruit

December 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Donations are appreciated at food banks, but some homework and forethought are advised first.

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Watch the 2017 Hort Show video summaries

December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

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  • 2017 Hort Show

Organics: Hort show Day 2, afternoon wrap

December 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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A panel of growers shared their experiences managing crop load during today’s afternoon session at the Washington State Tree Fruit Association annual meeting.

Everything is based on having a bloom target, Washington State University researcher Matt Whiting said in opening the session.

Washington Fruit and Produce determines trunk cross sectional area to

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Playing to win: Day 2 Hort show, morning wrap

December 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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There’s a difference between playing to win and playing to not lose, and Oregon State University economist Clark Seavert suggests growers play to win.

Winners, as he defines them, are growers who stay in the top tier of the tree fruit industry through good choices and execution, he said Tuesday at

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Anticipation and Flexibility: Day 1, Hort Show morning wrap

December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

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Plan ahead, but stay nimble, Michael Swanson, an agricultural economist with Wells Fargo, told several hundred growers Monday at the Washington State Tree Fruit Association’s annual meeting in Kennewick.

He compared that dichotomy to adopting two famous sports philosophies — hockey great Wayne Gretzky’s “skate to where the puck is going

  • Young grower Anel Dorantes

Anel Dorantes, a young grower from Tieton, Washington

December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

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family background / Anel grew up on her father’s farm with five younger brothers and sisters and has since taken over the farm, operating it with her mother after he passed away a few years ago. She plans to pursue agricultural science and grow the family orchard. She is the

  • Mike Omeg, Grower of the Year

An Oregon trailblazer: 2017 Grower of the year

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Curiosity, sharing and innovation drive Mike Omeg, a fifth-generation cherry grower.

  • OSU Soils Workshop

A grower with industry influence: 2017 Grower of the year

November 30th, 2017|1 Comment

Grower of the Year Mike Omeg has an impressive list of industry contributions and accomplishments.

  • Mike Omeg, Grower of the Year

Omeginsanity — ‘I was a little bit shocked’: 2017 Grower of the year

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

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Mike Omeg does not know who started the jokes about his massive new trellises, but he has heard them. One has it that the poles can be seen from space. Another dubbed his 25 acres of trellised cherry blocks “Omeginsanity.”

He embraces the term now. “I don’t know which neighbor said

  • James Bukovinsky, a young grower

James Bukovinsky, a young grower working in Benton City, Washington

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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family background / James grew up in Woodinville, Washington, and earned an environmental science degree from the University of Idaho. After his degree, he toured California vineyards and fell in love with farming, diving into viticulture courses at Walla Walla Community College.

age / 34
crops / Grapes
business / Vineyard manager at

  • New Tapteil vineyard

Making good in the Badlands of Washington

October 27th, 2017|4 Comments

Grower creates a home for his vineyards in dramatic but challenging scenery.