Pacific Northwest

Blind Renaissance gets Summit Creative Award for work with Washington tree fruit

Wenatchee, Washington-based Blind Renaissance has won gold in the worldwide Summit Creative Awards in the non-profit website category. Last summer, their work with the Washington Tree Fruit Research Committee to design and develop a new... more »

Oppy’s Anderson saluted for 45 years of service to the industry

The British Columbia Produce Marketing Association (BCPMA) recently recognized Oppy’s Chairman, CEO and Managing Partner John Anderson with its Lifetime Achievement award, celebrating his 45 years of dedication to the fresh produce industry. [caption id=""... more »

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 »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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