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Exclusive varieties can benefit all growers
Industry groups work to find the right spot for a growing segment of club varieties.
An inside look at WA 38
New expanded starch scale will help get the first Cosmic Crisp harvest ripe from the start.
Hot new varieties for hot climates
Pome fruit breeding partnership between Spain and New Zealand produces new cultivars that will help the industry adapt to climate change.
WA 2 lawsuit continues in Washington state courtrooms.
Northwest tree fruit industry speaks up when Seattle hosts the National Organic Standards Board.
Organic community honors David Granatstein
Retired sustainable agriculture specialist recognized for 30-year career at WSU.
For fruit size and firmness benefits, GA3 is a good choice for cherry growers.
Wine grapes show a spectrum of stress
WSU researcher paints nuanced picture of how wine grape varieties respond to water deficits.
Setting the course for future varieties – Video
The stewards of Honeycrisp and Cosmic Crisp discuss how these varieties came to be and how the programs were shaped by their discoveries.
New niche varieties spreading juicy rumors
Can new apricot varieties spark renewed interest from consumers and growers?
Try renewal pruning to delay replanting grapevines
Researchers determine ways to extend the life of declining Merlot vines.
The land grant mission
As funding for higher education fails to keep pace with research costs, universities seek new ways to keep permanent crops growing and thriving.
Michigan Tree Fruit Commission renews MSU infrastructure funding
Michigan tree fruit growers vote again to put their own money toward the infrastructure at Michigan State University’s research orchards.
Seneca closing pear processing plant
Seneca Foods plans to close its Sunnyside, Washington, fruit processing facility after the 2019 pear harvest, leaving the Northwest with only two pear canners. (Ross
Good to Know: The disruption eruption
Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission funding codling moth mating disruption for 30 years.
Dininny: A new view
With a change in leadership at Good Fruit Grower, our commitment to all of you remains steadfast.
Erika Espinoza, a young grower from Tieton, Washington
age / 34crops / Applesbusiness / Domex Superfresh Growersfamily background / Erika grew up in Washington’s Yakima Valley and was trained in business and human