Pacific Northwest

FirstFruits Farms market apples through ‘A Taste of Luck’ campaign

FirstFruits Farms, a recognized leader in the apple industry, announces the launch of “A Taste of Luck” campaign to coincide with the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday on March 17. With promotable volumes of high-quality... more »

Nathan Jurgens joins Fall Creek as IT director

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., an international blueberry breeding and nursery company, has hired J. Nathan Jurgens as its information technology director. Jurgens is responsible for development, planning, and implementation of worldwide information technology... more »

‘Organic Management of Postharvest Decays’ webinar planned

Washington State University (WSU) Tree Fruit Extension will hold a webinar titled "Organic Management of Postharvest Decays on March 9. The event will take place at 8:30 am. Pacific. Participants will learn about best management... more »

Effects of summer heat event on PNW tree fruit session topic

The Okanagan Horticultural Advisor's Group and British Columbia (BC) Fruit Growers' Association are sponsoring an upcoming seminar and discussion series  "Feeling the Heat: Effects of the Summer Heat Event on Tree Fruit in the Pacific... more »

WSU Tree Fruit Network Event to focus on orchard economics

The Washington State University Extension Tree Fruit Team is presenting "Bringining Economics to the Table," a closer look at the economics of orchards. The Next Generation Tree Fruit Network event will be held on Feb.... more »

Free ‘Apple R2F Webinar on Rootstock & Nutrition’ set for March 1

The Cornell Fruit Team has announced a nationwide Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Apple Root to Fruit (R2F) webinar for apple growers, Extension educators and crop consultants on March 1, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Eastern... more »

Oregon Winery Panther Creek Cellars, Third Leaf Wines unite marketing

Woodinville, Washington-based Panther Creek Cellars, a Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir producer, and Third Leaf Wines, a San Francisco-based sales and marketing company focused on wine and spirits, hospitality and luxury brands, have announced a... more »

PPQ-trained detector dogs track down lanternflies and beetles

They’re coming to get you, spotted lanternflies and Japanese beetles! Detector canines – trained by USDA's Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program – are ready to sniff out these damaging invasive pests to detect them... more »

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