Pacific Northwest

‘Cascade Premier’ raspberry bred for mechanical harvest by WSU

Bright, flavorful, and bred for easy automated harvest, Washington State University’s new red raspberry variety, “Cascade Premier,” is more than a decade in the making. First crossed in 2007 from two WSU experimental varieties, and... more »

Alaska Berries growers make most of USDA programs

 The USDA-produced series #FridaysOnTheFarm last week featured an Alaskan farm growing berries: This week meet Brian and Laurie Olson, owners of Alaska Berries on the Alaskan Kenai Peninsula. Their desire to grow fruits and... more »

Kate Evans to lead WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center

Professor and horticulturalist Kate Evans is the new interim director of the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center (TFREC) at Wenatchee. Selected this summer to lead WSU research into sustainable tree fruit... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest has shoppable recipe technology on website

As part of several innovative tactics being implemented for the 2019-20 Northwest pear season, Pear Bureau Northwest has officially launched technology on its consumer website to make its pear recipes shoppable to consumers. The tool allows... more »

PMA’s Lutz leaving to start marketing, research firm

A familiar name in the produce industry will depart his position with the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Aug. 2 to start his own marketing, research and analytics company. Lutz has... more »

WSU Tree Fruit Research Field Day set for Aug. 7 in Rock Island

The Washington State University Tree Fruit Field Day is scheduled for Aug. 7 in Rock Island, Washington. This is an educational event for growers, packers, consultants, industry, university researchers and staff that highlights the latest... more »

Washington State University Tri‑Cities partners with Spanish winery

Washington State University (WSU) Tri‑Cities recently signed an agreement with Valdemar Family Wine Estates to explore educational opportunities for international collaboration in the field of wine science. Valdemar Family Wine Estates has locations in both... more »

Irrigation, pipeline project moving ahead in Moses Lake, Washington

Following many letters of support earlier this year by various organizations, cities, port districts, chambers of... more »


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