Pacific Northwest

Washington winegrowers group to host Winevit 2024

This year’s iteration of WineVit, a three day conference for winegrape growers, vintners and industry professionals, is scheduled for Feb. 5-7. The Washington Winegrowers Association is announcing the WineVit 2024 Convention and Trade Show. The... more »

Washington soil health events cover diverse topics

Washington State University will co-host a series of events across the state in February to advance soil health practices and knowledge. SoilCon, now in its fourth year, is a free resource for agricultural professionals to... more »

FirstFruit Farms acquires Applewood Fresh Growers

FirstFruits Farms, Prescott, Washington, has acquired Michigan’s Applewood Orchards and Applewood Fresh Growers. This development marks a significant milestone in FirstFruits’ continuous pursuit of excellence and expansion, according to a news release. Working jointly, FirstFruits... more »

Researchers study AI for thinning, pruning automation

Researchers are examining ways AI can help improve orchard thinning and pruning. Oregon State University (OSU) and Washington State University scientists with AI, mechanical engineering and computer science expertise are also considering how the tech... more »

CMI cites rapid growth with leadership promotions

CMI Orchards, Wenatchee, Washington, is making leadership changes during what it calls an era of major growth. CMI President Bob Mast said the company has seen a "remarkable upswing" in the past decade, nearly doubling... more »

Washington Winegrowers Association names executive director

The Washington Winegrowers Association has named its new executive director. Colleen Frei will lead the nonprofit organization that serves Washington winegrowers and vintners. Frei was a partner at Jeffers,... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest celebrates World Pear Day

Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) is celebrating World Pear Day Dec. 2 by showcasing global dishes through live-streaming culinary platform Kittch. The eighth-annual pear celebration kicks of the 19th National Pear Month in the U.S. Kittch... more »

Sym-Agro names new Pacific Northwest sales manager

Mark Gibbs has joined Sym-Agro as Pacific Northwest sales manager. In the position at the pest control firm, Gibbs will handle Washington and western Oregon. Gibbs will focus on winegrapes, berries, tree fruit and hazelnuts... more »

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