Pacific Northwest

International Blueberry Summit: ‘We are thrilled with the overall success’

British Columbia (BC) blueberries were ripening on the vine as the ideas were flowing during the International Blueberry Organization’s (IBO) Summit (held in Abbotsford, British Columbia from June 24 – 26) where nearly 400 attendees... more »

Taking the guesswork out of irrigating winegrapes

Until now, winegrape growers have essentially irrigated their crops based on the color of the wine they were making, watering one way for white wine grapes, and another for red grapes. Although manageable, the method... more »

Washington State Wine bets big on research

The Washington state wine industry will significantly increase its research budget by nearly 300 percent over the next four years. Approved Friday, June 21, 2019, by the Washington State Wine Commission Board of Directors, the... more »

Parkhill joins Next Big Thing Growers’ Cooperative as executive director

Wenatchee, Washington-based Next Big Thing Growers’ Cooperative has hired Jennifer Parkhill to lead the organization as executive director effective June 2019. Parkhill will be responsible for developing strategic plans to advance the cooperative’s mission and... more »

Weiss joins Fall Creek’s US sales, grower support team

Micah Jacob Weiss has joined the U.S. sales and grower support team of Lowell, Oregon-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery as a representative focused on blueberry growers in the Pacific Northwest. He is based in... more »

Pear industry elects new officers for 2019-20 season

On May 30, the pear industry elected new officers during their annual meeting in Portland, OR. With the full confidence of the marketing organization, the newly elected officers to the Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) will lead... more »

Chlorosis is a serious problem that affects many Concord vineyards

If you’ve ever packed fruit snacks in a lunch, enjoyed a glass of grape juice, or made a PB&J, chances are the grapes used in those products were grown in Washington’s Yakima Valley. That’s because... more »

Fall Creek begins development of blueberry nursery in South Africa

Burgert Van Dyk has joined Lowell, Oregon-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery as regional director for South Africa, responsible for building the Fall Creek business in the region.  Under his supervision, Fall Creek will establish... more »

Current Issue

Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

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National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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