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University of Minnesota introduces First Kiss apple

August 8th, 2018|1 Comment

The same apple breeding team that brought Honeycrisp to market is releasing a new cultivar this year.

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Guilherme Fontanella Sander, a young grower from Vale do Sol, Brazil

July 27th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Guilherme grew up working alongside his father Renato and mother Edna at

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Where no cherry has gone before — IFTA BC tour Day 2

July 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Tree fruit growers in British Columbia, Canada, are planting cherries in places where they won’t pick until mid-September.

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Woodall joins Michigan Apple Committee as regional manager

July 24th, 2018|0 Comments

The Michigan Apple Committee has hired John Woodall as regional manager covering the northern region of the U.S.

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IFTA tours Summerland research center’s genetic diversity

July 24th, 2018|0 Comments

A glimpse of 30,000 apple varieties in various stages of propagation overlooking the shores of Okanagan Lake highlighted the first day of the International Tree Fruit Association summer tour through British Columbia.

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Dressel named chairperson of NYAA board

July 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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Sarah Dressel of Dressel Farms in New Paltz, New York, has been named chairperson of

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Gebbers testifies before U.S. House committee about tariffs

July 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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Cass Gebbers, president and CEO of Gebbers Farms in Brewster, Washington, testified before the trade

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Adams joins Washington Apple Commission’s communications team

July 17th, 2018|0 Comments

The Washington Apple Commission has hired Toni Lynn Adams as a communications outreach coordinator.

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Two Northwest associations focused on trade finalize affiliation

July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Northwest Fruit Exporters is now a member of the Northwest Horticultural Council.

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Too hot and cold in the Golden State

June 28th, 2018|3 Comments

Temperature tantrums abound for apricot, peach and cherry growers in California.

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Steven Murray Jr., a young grower from Bakersfield, California

June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Steven has helped change Murray Family Farms’ business, adding farm markets and

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EverCrisp release ramps up

June 13th, 2018|1 Comment

Midwest Apple Improvement Association marketing its first new apple.

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WSU reveals its wild cider

June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Students start cider apple breeding program to learn techniques.

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New potential for old apples

June 12th, 2018|2 Comments

Cider demand renews interest for growing traditional varieties in modern orchard systems.

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Northwest tree fruit delegation heads to D.C. to talk trade

June 7th, 2018|0 Comments

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A delegation representing the Northwest tree fruit industry will be meeting with Trump administration officials

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Pear Bureau Northwest hires regional marketing manager

June 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Pear Bureau Northwest hires regional marketing manager

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Tart growers target Turkey

June 6th, 2018|0 Comments

U.S. tart cherry industry weighs legal challenge to low-price imports.

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Mexico slaps tariffs on U.S. apples

June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Country's largest apple export market retaliates over steel and aluminum tariffs.

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Plans within plants

June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Managing sheer number of samples, volume of data is focus for breeding program.

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Cherries chugging to China again

June 1st, 2018|0 Comments

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Cherry shipments to China seem to be moving again, just in time for the Northwest’s

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Trade disputes broaden

May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

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U.S. fruit growers, already burdened with new tariffs from China, now have to deal with

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A mighty idea

May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Mighty Tieton founder working to turn fruit labels into giant mosaics.

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A sweet solution for cherries

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Montana’s cherries find another market as Tabletree juice.

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Ready to rally in Big Sky country

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Montana’s sweet cherry growers are hoping for a better year after the downturn of 2017.

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Thurlby: Complications in cherry forecast

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

2018 brings an earlier start and cloud of tariffs over China.

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Concerns over China top Northwest cherry growers meeting

May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Industry members fear trade disputes could impact largest export market.

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Growing from good to great in New Zealand

May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Return to basics aids grower in troubled block of Jazz apples.

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Roles are changing in crop consulting

May 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Crop consultants are venturing into new arenas with shifts in industry.

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Beating the labor blues

May 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Optical sorters are cutting labor costs for blueberry packing.

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Bruno Simpson, a young grower from Nelson, New Zealand

April 29th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Bruno is the third generation of Waimea Nurseries and has been elected

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USApple leader: Trade wars hurt everyone’s bottom line

April 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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Jeff Colombini, a prominent California grower and board member of USApple, expressed deep concerns over

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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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‘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|1 Comment

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