Pacific Northwest

Arctic apples concludes 2020 with largest harvest to date

Summerland, British Columbia-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), developer and grower behind the Arctic apple, announced the completion of the 2020 Arctic apple harvest, its largest to date. According to a news release, the apples were... more »

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown extends COVID-19 housing protections for ag workers

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Oct. 23 extended COVID-19 protections for agricultural workers in employer-provided housing through the off season. Executive Order 20-58 addresses requirements related to physical distancing, sanitation, and isolation in order to... more »

North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days scheduled for Jan. 18-19

North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days 2021 will be an online event due to COVID-19. This series of webinars is designed to provide information on key horticulture and pest management topics impacting your profitability in... more »

Zoom conference focuses on managing orchard mason bees for crop pollination

Oregon State University, in cooperation with Washington State University, is planning a series of short talks from industry professionals on the basics of orchard bee management and their deployment for crop pollination. These talks are... more »

Leadership change announced at Fall Creek Farm & Nursery

Eugene, Oregon-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., has announced changes in its top leadership. Effective Sept. 24, 2020, Oscar Verges, is promoted to co-CEO and Amelie Brazelton Aust, has been named executive vice chair... more »

Outbreak totals 59 among harvest workers in Oregon strawberry operation

Nearly 60 incoming seasonal contract strawberry harvest workers for Planasa Oregon Operations LLC on Short Road in Klamath Falls tested positive for COVID-19 before they started work about two weeks ago, according to company officials.... more »

Tree planting at the new Tukey Orchard in Washington state takes shape

Washington State University’s tree fruit orchard is growing into its new location just outside Pullman. The orchard, which moved from its previous location due to the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport runway realignment, is now located on... more »

USA Pears launches Instagram augmented reality filter showing their ‘personality’

USA Pears has officially launched a brand new augmented reality (AR) tool on the Instagram social media platform. Featuring six of the ten pears commercially grown in the Pacific Northwest, the AR tool highlights the flavor... more »

Current Issue

Sustainability takes many forms

Boyer Orchards goes from side business to award winner in three generations

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Growers quickly see benefits of drip irrigation

Riverdance Farms finds success with farm-visiting crowd

Errotabere Ranches leads on Western challenges

New Minnesota apple triumps over scab disease

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