Pacific Northwest

Tractor skills and safety training video released

Washington State Tree Fruit Association is pleased to announce the release of a tractor safety training video for orchard workers in partnership with G.S. Long Co. Tractors are incredibly powerful machines and are an essential... more »

High-density orchard innovators excel in British Columbia

Since 1949, the van Roechoudt family has been growing apples on Dorenberg Orchards near Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Today, the farm’s award-winning Ambrosias, Gala and Sunrise apples reflect decades of family wisdom blended with the... more »

Wine research seminar headed to Columbia Gorge AVA

Pacific Northwest wine grape growers and wineries will learn to put industry-funded research to use at the Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVEx) seminar on March 6, 2019, in The Dalles, Oregon. The seminar... more »

Saskatchewan fruit breeders receive prestigious horticulture award

Bob Bors and Rick Sawatzky, fruit breeders with the Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan, are the joint recipients of the prestigious Stevenson Award for their development... more »

Deadline to apply for Washington apple scholarships is March 1

The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) will award over $1 million in new and renewing scholarships to college students this spring for the 2019-2020 school year.  The deadline for new applicants to submit scholarship applications... more »

Opal Apple charity seeking youths’ grant applications

FirstFruits Marketing, the grower of the Opal apple, is seeking applications from youth-led nonprofit organizations to benefit from Opal sales as part of the Youth Make a Difference initiative, a campaign designed to provide financial... more »

WSU Cherry Institute orchard systems tour identifies techniques

On jan. 17, Washington State University faculty Matthew Whiting and Bernardita Sallato organized an orchard systems tour in conjunction with the annual Cherry Institute meeting.  This tour has always been a showcase of innovative orchard... more »

2019 Cherry Fruit School: From bud to bucket

The Pacific Northwest leads the nation in sweet cherry production with over 253,000 tons of sweet cherries produced on 43,000 acres of trees in 2018 alone. Production of this high value crop remains challenging, and... more »


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