Pacific Northwest

Sustainable pest management winegrape webinar focus

An upcoming webinar is deigned to inform winegrape growers about recent research on biological control in winegrapes. The WAVEx webinar is scheduled for March 21 from 12:30–1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The event is sponsored by... more »

Oregon disaster declaration aids cherry growers

The USDA is offering cherry growers in nine Oregon counties access to disaster aid programs after weather caused 2023 crop year losses. Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek announced the disaster designation. She petitioned the USDA for... more »

Washington Winegrowers Association honors industry leaders

Washington’s wine industry is paying tribute to its industry leaders. At the Feb. 5 Washington Winegrowers Association annual Leadership & Legacy luncheon in Kennewick, Washington, the association celebrated the careers, accomplishments and leadership of Washington... more »

Kevin Moffitt to step down from pear bureau

Kevin Moffitt, president and CEO of Pear Bureau Northwest, plans to step down after 35 years with the organization. Moffitt plans to relinquish day-to-day duties as of July 1, 2024. To help ensure a smooth... more »

Sen. Cantwell praises post-tariff apple exports

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, recently highlighted a successful apple export season, following India's decision to drop a 20% retaliatory tariff on U.S. apples. Prakash Gupta, consul general of a new India Consulate in Seattle,... more »

Stemilt’s West Mathison named Apple Citizen of the Year

West Mathison, president and CEO of Stemilt Growers for 19 years, is the 2024 Apple Citizen of the Year. The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival awarded Mathison the honor on Feb. 10 at the Performing... more »

Washington State group issues alert on H-2A bill

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) has issued an action alert to members, asking them to write to state senators to express opposition to two bills, one of which would add numerous questions to... more »

WSU seeks input on phenology-based management of pears

Washington State University researchers are asking for input from pear growers and others in the industry for an annual survey on pear management practices. The purpose of this survey is to gain a better understanding... more »

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