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Phytelligence forms partnership in India

April 25th, 2018|0 Comments

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The agriculture biotech company Phytelligence has announced its partnership with a company in India to

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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.

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Growing into the future – Video

April 17th, 2018|0 Comments

New Zealand researchers and growers testing limits with 2D, 3D systems.

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Rockit gains altitude

April 11th, 2018|0 Comments

New Zealand growers have soaring hopes for little apple.

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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Who wins in China-U.S. trade tiff? How about Australia? reports CNBC

April 4th, 2018|0 Comments

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CNBC says China slapping a tariff on U.S. agriculture goods, including apples and cherries, puts

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Corr: Our report from Kiwi country

April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Check out our robust package of reports from the IFTA study tour.

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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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New Zealand’s Honeycrisp blossoms in Timaru – Video

March 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Finicky variety finds success in central New Zealand climate.

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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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USApple disappointed growers “in the crosshairs” in China-U.S. trade dispute

March 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

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The U.S. Apple Association expressed extreme disappointment that tree fruit may be a casualty in

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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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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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Growers flock to Washington, lobbying legislators

March 16th, 2018|0 Comments

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Apple growers appeared in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, visiting more than 100 legislative offices to

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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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Domex Superfresh appoints director of business development

March 8th, 2018|0 Comments

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Paul Newstead has joined Domex Superfresh Growers as Director of Business Development.

According to the company’s

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In New Zealand, IFTA honors contributors to apple industry

March 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

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The first group of fruit growers visiting New Zealand for the International Fruit Tree Association

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Munch Madness? USApple rolls out pun-laden promotion

February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

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Munch Madness has begun.

The third annual promotion of the U.S. Apple Association pits apple varieties

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IFTA explores Nelson, New Zealand

February 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

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Editor’s note: This post has been updated to correct “flaring” to flowering,” a goof resulting

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New Zealand growers welcome IFTA Study Tour groups

February 17th, 2018|0 Comments

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The International Fruit Tree Association 2018 summer tour and conference kicked off with a welcome

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Follow our editors while they report on the IFTA New Zealand visit

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

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Editor Shannon Dininny and Photojournalist TJ Mullinax are in New Zealand, covering the study tour

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20 years in the making

February 12th, 2018|1 Comment

Milbrandt brothers look back on two decades in Washington’s wine grape industry as they open the state’s largest custom wine bottling operation.

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Washington Winegrowers honor longtime industry leaders

February 6th, 2018|0 Comments

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The Washington Winegrowers Association honored four longtime industry leaders on Tuesday during a lunch banquet

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Great grape growth in Michigan

February 5th, 2018|1 Comment

Economic study shows soaring winery industry.

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WAVEx event set for March 15

February 1st, 2018|0 Comments

WAVEx event set for March 15

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Michigan growers go local with cherries

January 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Growth looks promising in Michigan's fresh cherry market.

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Ohio grower adds a touch of tech to his orchard

January 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Former information-technology specialist uses computer skills in pick-your-own venture.

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Finding success the cooperative way

January 24th, 2018|0 Comments

The fewer grower cooperatives packing fruit in the industry today still play crucial role.

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Midsize growers will feel the squeeze

January 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Tree fruit industry poised for consolidation, banker says.

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Going green with reds and whites

January 17th, 2018|1 Comment

Will the investment in eco-certification for your vineyard pay off? It depends.

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Plight of the Concords

January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Juice grape prices inching up, but acreage decline continues.

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All aboard the cherry express

January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Airborne exports through Sea-Tac help make up for tough domestic year for sweet cherries.

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A cool place for cherry exports

January 9th, 2018|0 Comments

New facility to improve cherry movement through Sea-Tac.

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Kurrle: USApple works for growers

January 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Trade agreements, farm bill likely targets for 2018.

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Bryant: Troubling signs on trade

January 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

With talk of tariffs and ending NAFTA, the apple industry must use defense, data and offense to protect exports.

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Nation’s oldest commercial winery back in operation in Kentucky

December 27th, 2017|0 Comments

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Years of research and a good helping of serendipity led to the exact location of

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Learning Cosmic lessons

December 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers offer the latest horticultural, packing tips for new Washington State University apple variety.

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Protecting intellectual property

December 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Managers of new Washington State University-bred apple variety use high-tech software to protect intellectual property rights.

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Great export expectations

December 13th, 2017|0 Comments

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If the 2016-2017 apple export season was decent — and it was — this season

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With constant changes, how can growers adapt? Annual Meeting Preview

November 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Wells Fargo ag economist to give broad perspective — ‘upstream, downstream and sideways’ — at Washington annual meeting.

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Gökhan Öztürk’s fruitful journey

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Turkish fruit breeder visits Washington to gain insights into fruit breeding at WSU.

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Big hopes for a big cherry

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Large-growing Tamara showing early promise, but it’ll be a few seasons before the verdict is in.

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Longtime winemaker fulfills dream by opening his own boutique winery

November 22nd, 2017|2 Comments

Co Dinn Winery: One man’s path

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Wine gaining ground in Michigan

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

New Michigan wine collaborative aims to shape state’s industry.

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Wenatchee district pear grower, handler nomination meeting set

November 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Pear handlers will elect nominees for a Wenatchee district grower position and a handler position on the Fresh Pear Committee of Marketing Order 927.

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Yakima district pear grower nomination meeting set

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Pear handlers will elect nominees for a Yakima district grower position on the Fresh Pear Committee of Marketing Order 927.