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European cherry fruit fly quarantine in New York expands

May 21st, 2019|0 Comments

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Federal regulators have expanded the quarantine zone for the European cherry fruit fly in New

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Don’t fight the physiology

May 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Cherry Fruit School session focuses on how cherry systems can more efficiently harness the trees’ natural growing habits for peak performance.

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Making orchards less hospitable for SWD

May 21st, 2019|0 Comments

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With a prune here and a mow there, Michigan tart cherry growers may be able

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Washington’s drought worsens

May 20th, 2019|0 Comments

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A recent spell of rainy weather hasn’t helped much. Washington’s drought has officially gotten worse

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WSDA offering on-site airblast sprayer training through June

May 20th, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture is currently enrolling employers from the tree fruit industry

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Canadian nursery launches tissue culture lab

May 16th, 2019|0 Comments

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This week, Upper Canada Growers announced the opening of a new tissue culture laboratory in

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Big response for little cherry disease

May 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Pacific Northwest industry aims to tackle little cherry disease.

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Canines trained to sniff out diseases

May 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Dog detection teams have shown success in citrus and other fruit, now researchers will study if they can help find little cherry disease.

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Cherry growers gather to update crop estimate

May 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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Growers and industry representatives from five Northwest cherry producing states predicted a crop of about

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Erin Carlson, a young grower from Summerland, British Columbia

May 15th, 2019|1 Comment

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family background/ Erin received her agriculture degree in organics at the University of Guelph in

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Mission ahead for Washington researchers

May 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission celebrating 50 years driving industry innovation.

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Northwest Cherry Growers estimate 24.9 million boxes, third largest crop

May 14th, 2019|0 Comments

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Cherry growers in the Northwest have announced their first crop estimate of the season, and

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Healthy strategies for smokey skies

May 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Keep your workers safe when pollution threatens.

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Thurlby: Another season of hope is upon us

May 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Northwest Cherries President B.J. Thurlby looks ahead at another season of hope, with a solid plan in place.

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Good to Know: 2019 Pacific Northwest cherry research funding

May 13th, 2019|0 Comments

More than $930,000 provided for 20 different research projects.

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Reducing the risk of listeria: Video

May 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Food safety experts share strategies for monitoring and responding to ‘L. mono.’

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Working holidays a lifestyle for some ag workers

May 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Traveling, camping workers pitch in for British Columbia’s busy tree fruit season.

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More changes for BC Tree Fruits

May 8th, 2019|0 Comments

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British Columbia’s largest fruit company has purchased land on which to build a new packing

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Communication key to managing workplace complaints

May 6th, 2019|0 Comments

How grievance policies make for better workers and businesses.

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Easing restrictions for farmworker housing

May 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Federal ag housing loans now open to H-2A employers.

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Northwest farms sought for heat awareness project

May 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

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University of Washington and Washington State University researchers are looking for Northwest farms to help

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Washington State Fruit Commission board meeting May 15

May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington State Fruit Commission board of directors meeting is scheduled Wednesday, May 15, at

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On the road to tech

May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Research commission says new technology roadmap will spur innovation and guide investment.

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DIY science in the orchard

April 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Extension educator shares tips for managing on-farm experiments.

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Picking among the best new cherry roots

April 25th, 2019|0 Comments

New rootstock options could meet the needs of Northwest cherry growers.

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Mulch-in cherries

April 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Researchers study benefits of applying mulch to mature Oregon cherry orchard.

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Kevin Kenoyer, a young grower from Cashmere, Washington

April 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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family background/Kevin is a fourth-generation grower who grew up in the Wenatchee River Valley. He

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BC Tree Fruits hires CEO, CFO

April 11th, 2019|0 Comments

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BC Tree Fruits, a grower cooperative that packs most of British Columbia’s apples, has permanently

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Johnson: The other side of the rainbow

April 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Good Fruit Grower's Jared Johnson explains how we handled this issue’s cover shot, which was just too big to fit.

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Water wins for Eastern Washington

April 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Congress approves Western water plans, boosts Bureau of Reclamation budget.

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Punjabi growers help advance British Columbia’s tree fruit industry

March 28th, 2019|1 Comment

Hardworking heritage and willingness to invest are keys to success for some families.

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Protecting fruit from cold with spray-on jackets

March 27th, 2019|2 Comments

WSU researchers trying to insulate fruit trees with cellulose nanocrystals.

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New technology explores pollination automation

March 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Israeli tech company working to develop automated pollination.

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Orchardists testing bee-attractant paste

March 21st, 2019|1 Comment

Yakima, Washington, start-up markets potent lure to boost pollination.

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Researcher spins off pollen suspension

March 19th, 2019|0 Comments

WSU researcher licenses pollen suspension while continuing electrostatic research.

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Pollination calculation: Every bee counts

March 19th, 2019|0 Comments

Online tool helps growers assess how much pollination they get from wild bees.

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Fire destroys Blue Bird fruit warehouse

March 6th, 2019|0 Comments

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A Blue Bird Inc. cold storage building in Peshastin, Washington, was destroyed in a fire

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Looking for the sweet spot in powdery mildew resistance

March 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Researcher looks for genetic factors that make sweet cherries less susceptible to the fungal pathogen.

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A look at the ins and outs of netting

March 5th, 2019|0 Comments

WSU grad student studies the effect of orchard netting on bugs, both good and bad.

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Sale of Broetje Orchards creates FirstFruits Farms

February 27th, 2019|0 Comments

New owner plans to continue many employee-support programs created by Broetje.

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San Jose scale scuffle in Michigan

February 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Michigan cherry growers take on San Jose scale.

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Spanish-language FSMA training in Eastern WA March 5 and 6

February 21st, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will hold a Spanish-language Produce Safety Alliance grower training

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Little cherry disease creates a big problem

February 20th, 2019|0 Comments

Little cherry disease may be approaching epidemic levels.

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Phytoplasmas found in stone fruit

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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Washington cherry growers, by now, know the dangers of phytoplasmas that cause little cherry disease

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Spray researchers aim to catch their drift: Video

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

New drift assessment survey underway to improve models that predict pesticide drift risk and potentially preclude unnecessarily restrictive labels.

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Steering the research on spray drift

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

UW researcher takes the wheel for drift data collection.

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Weather-related updates and cancellations

February 11th, 2019|0 Comments

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Good Fruit Grower will post the latest updates we receive for weather-related cancellations and rescheduled

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BC Tree Fruits restructures

February 7th, 2019|0 Comments

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BC Tree Fruits, which packs the bulk of British Columbia’s apples, has laid off a

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Nonpesticidal controls for SWD

February 5th, 2019|0 Comments

OSU researcher shares two new products showing promise in fighting spotted wing drosophila.

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Highlights in the new Farm Bill

February 5th, 2019|0 Comments

2018 Farm Bill includes several provisions that affect the tree fruit industry.