Pacific Northwest

Northwest pear crop larger than initial estimate for 2019-20

Northwest pear growers have released their latest crop estimate for the 2019-20 season. The estimate is based on data reported from Washington's Wenatchee and Yakima districts and Oregon's Mid-Columbia and Medford districts. While the initial season... more »

Dorrie Main to lead WSU Department of Horticulture as interim chair

Supporting Washington State University discoveries that improve and protect valuable plants and crops, from apples, grapes, and potatoes to berries and spinach, Professor Dorrie Main will lead the Washington State University Department of Horticulture for the coming... more »

‘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 »

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