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WSTFA fills two key positions
Jacqui Gordon Nunez has been named director of education and member services at the Washington State Tree Fruit Association, based in Yakima, Washington. Jacqui
New tools to determine fruit quality parameters
Several devices and methods to measure fruit quality have been introduced to the market — here’s a look at what they do.
Bouncing back bigger and better
Edgar Salar drops boxes down a chute to workers at the new cherry processing facility operated by Blue Bird Inc. during a mid-June packing
Trellis guide for high-density plantings in the works
Trellis fails: Researchers aim to produce guide for growers
Promising progress for solid-set delivery
MSU research team improves system to reduce chemical waste.
Woods: Getting ready for FSMA
Even as retailers continue to up the ante by adding more restrictive food safety requirements for produce suppliers, tree fruit growers and packers will soon
Troublesome pest makes a comeback
Thought to be eradicated years ago, grape rootworm has returned to New York and Pennsylvania vineyards.
Hansen: Certified plants are only the first step
Growers need to monitor for virus in early years of a “clean” vineyard.
Red tape keeps some workers out
Farm labor housing struggles against federal loan stipulation.
Know your risks with Early Robin
Early blush variety comes with growing challenges.
Devon Newhouse, Young Grower from Sunnyside, Washington
Devon’s family started out raising cattle in the Yakima Valley, then moved into hops, tree fruit and grapes.
Bearing down on black stem borers – VIDEO
New York researchers working to stop one of the newest apple pests.