Pacific Northwest

CMI Orchards reports growth in organic production, sales

Over the past decade, Wenatchee, Washington-based CMI Orchards has continued to invest significantly in overall organic growth, bringing to market some of the very first club organics such as Ambrosia, KIKU, Kanzi, Jazz, Envy, Smitten... more »

Rears Sprayer Raffle begins at Washington Apple Education Foundation

Many of us consider this time of year to be "Rears Sprayer Raffle Season" at the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF). This year, we're throwing in a twist (really, can you believe it a twist... more »

Stemilt’s Roger Pepperl set to retire after 40 years of produce innovation

Produce marketer and former retail buyer/merchandiser, Roger Pepperl, is retiring after a 40-year career spent elevating the produce experience for shoppers through innovation, branding and storytelling. Pepperl has spent 20 years as marketing director for... more »

Okanagan fruit growers will face another tough year if labor issues linger

Lower cherry crops may have disguised the true impact of an ongoing agricultural issue in the Okanagan, according to a BC Fruit Growers Association newsletter. “The year 2020 was very unusual for farm labor –... more »

Francisco José Calderón to direct Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center

The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University has named Francisco José Calderón as the new director for the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center (CBARC). Calderón replaces Clive Kaiser who had served as interim... more »

Horticulture explores genetics of resistance to fire blight in apples

Sarah Kostick, Ph.D., is making great strides in the world of apple breeding at Washington State University. By investigating resistance/susceptibility to fire blight in apples to enable more efficient development of apple varieties with resistance... more »

WSU water management survey: Okanogan, Methow, Walla Walla, Yakima basins

Washington State University scientists and collaborators will survey owners of irrigated farms this winter in the Okanogan, Methow, Walla Walla, and Yakima river basins. Insights from irrigators will help researchers develop innovations to foster water... more »

CMI Orchards provides free digital advertising tools to retailers

In late 2019, Wenatchee, Washington-based CMI Orchards launched a digital marketing strategy designed to directly target apple consumers and drive retail sales.  According to a news release, in the most recent campaign, the participating retailer’s... more »


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