Pacific Northwest

Global Harvest Automation Initiative launched by Western Growers

Western Growers is spearheading a Global Harvest Automation Initiative to accelerate harvest automation across the fresh produce industry, with a goal of automating 50% of harvest within 10 years. “For well over a decade, our... more »

Washington Winegrowers honors industry leaders

The Washington Winegrowers Association recognized four industry leaders in early March for their achievements during the annual Convention & Trade Show in Kennewick. Dave Minick, Willow Crest, was honored as the Erick Hanson Memorial Grower... more »

Washington Winegrowers elects board, officers

Becca de Kleine and Carrie Arredondo were elected to the Board of Directors of the Washington Winegrowers Association (Winegrowers) during its annual meeting last month at the Convention in Kennewick, Washington. De Kleine earned a... more »

Worsening drought conditions in West draw response from Washington officials

In response to worsening drought conditions in the West, including in areas like the Klamath River Basin, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack released the following statement on April... more »

Greenhouse grown cherries give Washington grower a head start

Following low temperatures in Washington last week, a small portion of the upcoming cherry crop is likely affected. “The temperature went down to 24-25 degrees Fahrenheit. We’re seeing damage already but it depends on the... more »

Team to study soil compaction on farms in Washington and beyond

While soil compaction happens below the surface, it has many above-ground impacts on crops. Compacted soil doesn’t absorb water very well, makes it hard for plants to send out roots, inhibits plant nutrient absorption and... more »

Science background benefits Washington state fruit grower

April Clayton, a farmer and scientist, has a full personal and professional plate, but makes it a priority to find time to share on social media about how fruit trees are raised, carefully tended and... more »

USDA modifies handling regulation for Oregon and Washington pears

The USDA announced March 24 a final rule modifying the handling regulation for pears grown in Oregon and Washington. This action decreases the maximum acceptable pressure for Beurre D’Anjou pears shipped throughout the United States... more »

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Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

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National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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