Pacific Northwest

CMI promotes new leaders, prepares for growth in apple category

CMI Orchards, Wenatchee, Washington, has promoted several positions, with leadership transitions to prepare for a period of tremendous growth. CMI President Bob Mast said the company continues to “evolve, grow and become ever more complex.... more »

Bryant Christie changes leadership

Bryant Christie Inc., a provider of global market solutions to the food, beverage and agribusiness industries, is changing its leadership team. Bill Bryant, chairman of Bryant Christie Inc. (BCI) since the company’s founding, has moved... more »

Washington State University presents pear psylla research

Washington State University’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center is presenting a Pear Psylla Field Day. The event, from 10 a.m. to noon Pacific Sept. 21, is at the McDevitt Orchard in Peshastin, Washington. [caption... more »

Okanagan Specialty Fruits expands executive team

Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Summerland, British Columbia, is expanding its executive team. Daryl Johnston has joined the company as vice president of sales and business development, and Don Westcott was promoted to senior vice president. [caption... more »

WSU targets x-disease, Little cherry disease tree removal

Washington State University Extension, in partnership with county Conservation Districts and pest boards, is offering cost share funds to remove and test trees infected with X-disease and little cherry disease. Funding is available through a... more »

Washington’s fresh apple crop is smaller, but growers optimistic

Washington State’s 2022 fresh apple crop is projected to be 108.7 million 40-pound boxes, a drop of 11.1% drop from the previous crop, according to the Washington State Tree Fruit Association. The association released it... more »

Low tunnels aid strawberry growth, protect from disease and pests

Due to the cold, wet spring in western Oregon, the fruit hadn’t ripened at Strawberry Field Day in June at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) in Aurora. Under experimental plastic... more »

USDA predicts slight growth in 2022 fresh, processing apple crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is projecting the 2022 apple crop to increase 3% from 2021 production, despite an anticipated dip in Washington volume because of a wet, windy and colder than usual spring. New... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) June 2024 issue.

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