Pacific Northwest

Parkhill joins Next Big Thing Growers’ Cooperative as executive director

Wenatchee, Washington-based Next Big Thing Growers’ Cooperative has hired Jennifer Parkhill to lead the organization as executive director effective June 2019. Parkhill will be responsible for developing strategic plans to advance the cooperative’s mission and... more »

Weiss joins Fall Creek’s US sales, grower support team

Micah Jacob Weiss has joined the U.S. sales and grower support team of Lowell, Oregon-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery as a representative focused on blueberry growers in the Pacific Northwest. He is based in... more »

Pear industry elects new officers for 2019-20 season

On May 30, the pear industry elected new officers during their annual meeting in Portland, OR. With the full confidence of the marketing organization, the newly elected officers to the Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) will lead... more »

Chlorosis is a serious problem that affects many Concord vineyards

If you’ve ever packed fruit snacks in a lunch, enjoyed a glass of grape juice, or made a PB&J, chances are the grapes used in those products were grown in Washington’s Yakima Valley. That’s because... more »

Fall Creek begins development of blueberry nursery in South Africa

Burgert Van Dyk has joined Lowell, Oregon-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery as regional director for South Africa, responsible for building the Fall Creek business in the region.  Under his supervision, Fall Creek will establish... more »

WSU scientists unmask humble earwig as an apple-protecting predator

Helping Northwest apple growers protect their crops, WSU scientists have found new proof that earwigs are actually valuable predators in apple orchards, rather than the creepy, crawly, apple-damaging pests they’re sometimes assumed to be. In... more »

Northwest fresh pear crop estimate for 2019 harvest announced

During the annual Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) meeting held in Portland, OR on May 30, industry members compiled the first official estimate of the 2019-20 fresh pear crop for Washington and Oregon. Pear growers and producers... more »

Researchers cite ideal areas, timing for biological control of stink bug

Biological control of the brown marmorated stink bug, an invasive pest that devastates gardens and crops, would be more effective in natural areas bordering crops or at times when certain insecticides aren’t being applied, according to a... more »


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