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Preparing for fire

April 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Foresters, growers give advice for protecting orchards and vineyards from wildfires.

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Weed eaters

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Herbicide resistance pushes California grape growers to try bringing back weed control strategies such as sheep and cultivation.

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What lies beneath

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

A researcher seeks to determine which indicators are most important in soil.

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New approaches needed for weed control

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Herbicide resistance is a threat growers need to take seriously.

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Weed worries: Herbicide-resistant species are top of mind

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Glyphosate-resistance is primary weed concern for wine grape growers in Washington state.

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Pest spotters

April 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Scout teams help growers target, dial in their IPM.

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Van den Ende and Tisdall: Keep phytophthora out of your orchard

April 18th, 2018|0 Comments

This ‘plant destroyer’ fungus thrives in wet soils.

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Net benefits

April 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Orchard netting can help prevent fruit sunburn in addition to protecting against hail damage.

  • 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

  • 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.

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

Rockit gains altitude

April 11th, 2018|0 Comments

New Zealand growers have soaring hopes for little apple.

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High-res Honeycrisp

April 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Cell structure scans offer new insight into why Honeycrisp is so prone to bitter pit.

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Plan before you plant

April 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Industry veteran shares tips on preplant nutrition programs.

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On shallowed ground

April 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Experts urge growers to water with less volume, but more often, to keep up with shallower rootstocks.

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

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‘Kia ora’ from a distant land

April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

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To those who’ve never been there, New Zealand brings to mind acclaimed movies — the

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Farrow: The ‘it’ factor in IFTA

April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

The International Fruit Tree Association makes some changes, but commitment to growers remains the same.

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Okanagan Specialty Fruits names Armen VP

April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Okanagan Specialty Fruits names Armen VP

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New Zealand’s Honeycrisp blossoms in Timaru – Video

March 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Finicky variety finds success in central New Zealand climate.

  • 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.

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Researchers finish final pollen tube model

March 29th, 2018|0 Comments

After 11 years, pollen tube projects are complete with release of Red Delicious model.

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All in with organics

March 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Washington cooperative Tree Top moves into higher-priced categories.

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Protect pollinators while managing diseases

March 27th, 2018|0 Comments

The fungicides needed to control bloom time disease aren’t as harmless to bees as previously thought.

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Head start on better berries

March 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Growers already implementing results of long-term organic blueberry study.

  • 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

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The Cosmic gospel : Video

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Washington State University continues education on training WA 38 trees.

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A better bee? Blue orchard bees show promise as pollinators

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Study shows potential for employing blue orchard bees as pollinators in tart cherries. What about other crops?

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Bees may do better being kept in the dark

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

CA storage could give bees an edge in the fight against the devastating Varroa mite.

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Click thinking: High-density success depends on pruning style

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Lessons learned in Italy about benefits of click pruning could help U.S. growers.

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The worldwide view of wine from Washington : Video

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Speakers at the 2018 Washington Winegrowers annual convention bring big-picture perspective.

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Venture vineyardists

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Industry experts offer branding and marketing strategies for grape growers.

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Grape expectations: WSU publishes 45-page guide on vineyard nutrition

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Updated "Vineyard Nutrient Management in Washington State" replaces 4-page document.

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When growers meet lawmakers

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Industry groups ask growers to directly participate in lobbying.

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Dollars from China fuel a new Washington vineyard and resort

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Dollars from China fuel a new Washington vineyard and resort

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Compost decomposed

March 19th, 2018|0 Comments

As raw manure faces food safety scrutiny, compost has become a hot commodity.

  • 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,

  • New Zealand apple finds fans

Variety Watch: Koru rolls down red carpet

March 14th, 2018|2 Comments

First commercial U.S. shipments of chance New Zealand apple variety reach store shelves.

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New mindset for managing spotted wing depredation

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

High levels of pest pressure are the new reality for Michigan tart cherry growers.

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Put a ghost in your orchard to keep away BMSB

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Special nets proving to be deadly for brown marmorated stink bugs.

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BMSB is still raising a stink

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Oregon State entomologist updates Northwest growers on investigations into brown marmorated stink bug.

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Lures lead to better moth management

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Enhanced lures let you know where you stand with with oriental fruit moth.

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A gutsy study of pear psylla

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers examine genetic contents of insects’ stomachs to find out what they eat and where they hide during winter.

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On the lookout for spotted lanternfly

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

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This beautiful bug is bad news.

The spotted lanternfly, an Asian sap sucker that feeds on

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Apple maggot quarantine saves $500 million a year

March 9th, 2018|0 Comments

New economic analysis puts a price tag on protecting Washington's maggot-free tree fruit regions.

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Hunting for vineyard disease vectors

March 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Buffalo treehopper emerges as a potential carrier of virus that causes red blotch disease.

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More good mites wanted this year

March 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Biocontrol and low-pesticide systems appear to be working in controlling mites in vineyards.

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On a mission to vanquish viruses in vineyards

February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Researcher aims to better understand prevalence of viral infections — and to develop quick tests for detecting them.

  • Powdery mildew in wine grapes

Resistance rising for powdery mildew

February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Last year’s weather made was especially challenging in battling disease in Western U.S.

  • 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