Pacific Northwest

More than 20 farms in Washington cited for coronavirus violations since March

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has conducted 384 agricultural workplace safety and health inspections so far this year to help make sure farmworkers are safe on the job. One hundred thirty of those... more »

Zirkle Fruit’s Courtney Lane is 2020 WAEF Volunteer of the Year

Courtney Lane, Yakima, of Zirkle Fruit Co. is the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) Individual Volunteer of the Year.  Her recognition was announced Nov. 12 at a company production meeting held in Selah, Washington. While... more »

CMI Orchards supports local veterans with ‘American Dream’ promotions

Wenatchee, Washington-based CMI Orchards is participating in a number of local community events this week, recognizing and celebrating local soldiers on Veterans Day. These activities are part of a series of ongoing American Dream promotions... more »

Managing your bin piles for increased codling moth control

Codling moth larvae that will overwinter leave the fruit in the fall, around harvest, and seek overwintering sites. Once they find a location, they spin a protective hibernaculum (cocoon) that provides shelter until spring when... more »

Lewis new director of WSU Extension Agriculture, Natural Resources Program

Tree Fruit Extension Specialist Karen Lewis is the new director of Washington State University (WSU) Extension’s Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Program Unit. Hired as ANR director on Nov. 1, 2020, Lewis has served as... more »

CMI Orchards is WAEF Volunteer Organization of the Year

Wenatchee, Washington-based CMI Orchards has been announced as the 2020 Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) Volunteer Organization of the Year. Annually, the non-profit WAEF recognizes an organization for their efforts to make a difference through... more »

Oregon governor extends COVID-19 housing protections for ag workers

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Oct. 23 extended COVID-19 protections for agricultural workers in employer-provided housing through the off season. Executive Order 20-58 addresses requirements related to physical distancing, sanitation and isolation in order to... more »

Ambrosia Gold apples deliver ‘Midas touch’ for category performance

After more than a decade of robust category performance in the U.S., Wenatchee, Washington-based Ambrosia continues to hold its position as one of America’s favorite apples. Hungry shoppers can seek out Ambrosia year-round in more... 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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