Pacific Northwest

C&O Nursery receives 2019 Best of Wenatchee Award

C&O Nursery has been selected for the 2019 Best of Wenatchee Award in the Nurseries category by the Wenatchee Award Program. Each year, the Wenatchee Award Program identifies companies that organizers believe have achieved exceptional... more »

Satellites show promise as tool for monitoring crop development

While drones equipped with high-resolution cameras are well suited for observing plant development from far above, satellites could be the next leap ahead for farmers seeking to monitor their crops over large or scattered plots.... more »

Washington state launching its first Apple Week

The Washington Apple Commission is launching the first worldwide Washington Apple Week Dec 1-6, celebrating the high-quality apples grown in the state. The global celebration across 14 countries will feature the exclusive campaign “From Our... more »

Stemilt Growers among those honored at Washington state volunteer event

On Nov. 21, the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast to pay tribute to the over 150 volunteers that contributed to WAEF and its students this year. Collectively, volunteers reviewed... more »

Jonathan Adamson joins Vive Crop Protection as Western regional sales manager

Jonathan Adamson of Pocatello, Idaho is now Western regional sales manager at Vive Crop Protection. Adamson is working with retailers and growers across the Pacific Northwest to develop and create market demand for Vive's unique... more »

Central Washington state blueberry pruning workshop set for Nov. 18

A central Washington state blueberry pruning workshop will be held Nov. 18, from 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, 24106 N. Bunn Road, Prosser, Washington 99350. This... more »

Even in Iowa, apple growers feel trickle down impact of tariffs

This season’s apple crop is expected to be the ninth largest in history. And a bountiful harvest is often good news. But because of increasing tariffs this year, some smaller apple farmers are worried not... more »

Washington State Wine Commission pursues execution of strategic plan

The Washington State Wine Commission Board of Directors approved an updated strategic research plan for the Washington wine industry in June 2019. This plan carries forward Washington’s world-leading viticulture and enology research program and will support and... more »


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