Pacific Northwest

Potential apple maggot quarantine for Okanogan County meeting topic

In 2020, Washington State Department of Agriculture placed a total of 281 adult fly traps on host trees in the pest-free area of Okanogan County. We documented 69 positive sites that captured 471 adult apple... more »

Principles of Vineyard Management course offered by Oregon State University

This spring, Oregon State University will offer an online course, Principles of Vineyard Management. Classes start March 30 and will run Tuesday and Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. PST. The on-line course runs... more »

Respirator Fit Test Trainer Course scheduled for Feb. 18 in Washington state

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association, in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Agriculture, will hold a Respirator Fit Test Train the Trainer Course on Feb. 18 in Wenatchee, Washington. This workshop is designed... more »

Oregon State entomologists develop organic product to control SWD

The invasive spotted wing drosophila first arrived in Oregon in 2009. While its fruit fly cousins lay their eggs in overripe fruit, this insect lays eggs in berries, cherries and other soft fruits as they... more »

Oregon State establishes demonstration orchard for growing cider industry

Oregon’s cider industry is growing rapidly and the state is emerging as a national leader in craft cider production. Currently, the Pacific Northwest is home to one-quarter of the nation’s cider-makers. Interestingly, most of the... more »

WSU partners with Netherlands, growers to improve orchard automation

Washington State University scientists are joining forces with researchers, fruit growers, and technology companies in the Netherlands and Washington State to solve major tree fruit challenges through orchard automation and robotics. On Feb. 3, 2021,... more »

Washington groups sue state over emergency COVID-19 regulations

Leading agriculture groups in Washington state announced Feb. 2 they are taking legal action against the sate of Washington over recently renewed emergency COVID-19 regulations they say are ill-conceived, increase health risks to essential farm... more »

Jill McCluskey named editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Helping share and expand knowledge of the economics of food, agriculture, and natural resources, Jill McCluskey, Regents Professor and Director of the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University, is the newest editor of the American... 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

Farm Market column: ‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

Notes from the Farm column: Taking out an old tree while navigating credit card scams

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

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