Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 030319PeshastinFire1-1

Blue Bird plans to rebuild after fire

April 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Central Washington fruit packer Blue Bird to replace warehouse destroyed in early March fire.

  • Gennaro Fazio root updake experiment

Cornell roots for Geneva rootstock

April 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

During IFTA annual meeting, researchers urge local growers to give N.Y.-bred Geneva roots a try before settling for Bud.9.

  • Geneva 41 (G.41) rootstock

Deciphering designer rootstocks

April 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

More options mean more complex planting decisions.

  • OSU Soils Workshop

Mulch-in cherries

April 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

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

  • USDAKearneysville-1415kp-2

Calling out the codes in the trees

April 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Genetic research explores the underpinning of tree architecture at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Appalachian Fruit Research Station.

  • Soil window pit

A window to the roots

April 17th, 2019|0 Comments

WSU scientist using rhizotrons, or root windows, to study the growth of trees underground.

  • Head

Not your usual graft

April 16th, 2019|0 Comments

New York grower experiments with beaver grafts, shares technique during IFTA tour.

  • Kevin Kenoyer, a young grower from Cashmere, Washington.

Kevin Kenoyer, a young grower from Cashmere, Washington

April 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

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

  • Tree-3

Van den Ende: What are the problems with branches?

April 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

While there are many issues facing orchardists today, producing fruit of high quality at a

  • Interpera 10th World Pear Conference

A better start for nursery trees

April 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Research indicates container-grown nursery trees could be a better option.

  • freeBeeMoney9276-1-feat

Grants promote pollinator habitat

April 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Program aims to improve habitat for native pollinators and beneficial insects.

  • Todd McMyn

BC Tree Fruits hires CEO, CFO

April 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

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

  • Cosmic Crisp harvest

A Cosmic collective of ideas and insights

April 10th, 2019|0 Comments

In preparing for first commercial harvest, growers share tips they’ve learned growing WA 38 trees.

  • Old brass overhead sprinkler

Growers try fighting vigor with water

April 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Control over irrigation offers Washington growers more ways to manage vigor.

  • (Courtesy Daniel Ward)

How to get water right in the orchard

April 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Researcher provides tools and tips for better irrigation management.

  • Linda-Schamberger-DSC_9168-Edit-5-GFG

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.

  • Visit to Cornell Orchards.

Project examines rootstock’s role in bitter pit

April 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Using rootstocks to manage bitter pit in Honeycrisp is one piece of a major research project known as Root2Fruit.

  • Roza Irrigation District dam in Yakima, Washington.

Water wins for Eastern Washington

April 4th, 2019|0 Comments

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

  • Head

Growers, researchers earn IFTA awards

April 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Annual awards from the International Fruit Tree Association recognize industry leaders.

  • Head

New York growers moving toward the money

April 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Processing is still prevalent, but growers are adopting newer varieties, technologies and techniques to shift a bigger percentage of their fruit to the more lucrative fresh market.

  • Apple disorders

Sallato: Calcium deficiencies in fruit

April 1st, 2019|0 Comments

WSU extension specialist explains how plant nutrition affects your orchard, production and fruit quality.

  • abundantRoboticsAnnouncement01-1

Getting ready for robots

March 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Evolution of the technology and the orchard required for robotic harvest.

  • British Columbia farms

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.

  • abundantRoboticsAnnouncementVideo-2

Robotic picking machine’s first apple harvest underway: Video

March 27th, 2019|0 Comments

Abundant Robotics debuts robotic harvester in New Zealand apple orchard for first harvest headed to market.

  • nanocrystals004-2

Protecting fruit from cold with spray-on jackets

March 27th, 2019|2 Comments

WSU researchers trying to insulate fruit trees with cellulose nanocrystals.

  • Manoj Karkee crop load estimation application

Canopy camera in your pocket: Video

March 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Smartphone photos, coupled with a computer program that analyzes orchard canopies, could help growers count their crops before harvest.

  • israeliCompany202432-1

New technology explores pollination automation

March 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Israeli tech company working to develop automated pollination.

  • 2015 Mechanical pollination trials

Researcher spins off pollen suspension

March 19th, 2019|0 Comments

WSU researcher licenses pollen suspension while continuing electrostatic research.

  • pollinatorNotApp-1-feat

Pollination calculation: Every bee counts

March 19th, 2019|0 Comments

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

  • cornell_logo

Cornell analysis of N.Y. apple industry reveals bigger economic impact

March 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Cornell University researchers, using a new, more precise framework for economic impact analysis, found the New York apple industry has a 21 percent larger economic impact compared to traditional models.

  • 2015 WA 38 Field Day

Auvil: WA 38 management tips

March 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Tom Auvil on some things to consider as the Cosmic Crisp brand approaches its first commercial harvest.

  • USApple Association logo

US Apple flies in to Washington D.C.

March 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

Almost 100 apple growers from across the country traveled to Washington D.C. this week for

  • blackStemBorerPDCNR

Boring into study of beetles and rapid apple decline

March 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Link between black stem borer and collapse of young dwarf apple trees draws scrutiny from researcher.

  • bmsbBackToIPM709kp-3

Native natural enemies

March 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Researchers looking at native cousins of the Asian parasitoid wasp that targets brown marmorated stink bug.

  • IFTA Study Tour 2018

Harrison Van Meekeren, a young grower from Lakeville, Nova Scotia

March 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

family background / Harrison grew up in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia and is

  • cornell_logo

Cornell offers in-depth fruit school March 26 and 27

March 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is offering a two-day, in-depth fruit school:

  • 030319PeshastinFire1-1

Fire destroys Blue Bird fruit warehouse

March 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

 

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

  • Head

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.

  • Sterile Insect Release Program

Sterile codling moth factory ‘a funky business’

February 28th, 2019|0 Comments

British Columbia moth factory cranks out sterile bugs by the millions.

  • Sterile Insect Release Program

Breeding bugs to fly and die: Video

February 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Researchers, technology company explore sterile codling moth releases in U.S. apple orchards.

  • IFTARochester

Final IFTA tour stop: Grow to replace

February 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

Scott VanDeWalle of VanDeWalle Fruit Farm in Alton, New York, has spent his 36 years

  • Marcella Galeni Soares Rafael

IFTA Heuser lecturer: Start with the problem

February 27th, 2019|0 Comments

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

Agriculture’s ability to collect data is greater than its ability to model and interpret data,

  • Ryan Johnson, a young grower in Harrah

Ryan Johnson, a young grower from Harrah, Washington

February 27th, 2019|0 Comments

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

family background/Ryan is an operations manager at the nursery. He grew up working various jobs

  • Bitter-Rot-Rome-Beauty-SMALL

Bitter rot spotting in Northeast and Midwest

February 27th, 2019|0 Comments

North Carolina researcher gives Northeast, Midwest growers a head start on fighting apple disease.

  • BroetjeRalphCheryl

Sale of Broetje Orchards creates FirstFruits Farms

February 27th, 2019|0 Comments

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

  • Red Delicious apples in Washington

Trade mitigation funds approved for Washington apples

February 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

The Washington Apple Commission will receive nearly $8.5 million through the USDA Agricultural Trade Promotion

  • IFTAawards1

IFTA bestows awards

February 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

Paul Wafler of Wafler Farms was named the Outstanding Grower for 2019 by the International

  • Head

Managing fire blight for the conventional grower

February 21st, 2019|0 Comments

A collection of the most-repeated tips for fire blight management.

  • Apple-class-2017-2

Midwest faces strep-resistant fire blight

February 21st, 2019|0 Comments

After a tough 2018, Michigan hopes to control fire blight this season.

  • PSUfruitlab-867kp-1

Stopping shoot blight

February 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Researchers investigate new ways to protect trees without sacrificing growth.