Pacific Northwest

FirstFruit Farms acquires Applewood Fresh Growers

FirstFruits Farms, Prescott, Washington, has acquired Michigan’s Applewood Orchards and Applewood Fresh Growers. This development marks a significant milestone in FirstFruits’ continuous pursuit of excellence and expansion, according to a news release. Working jointly, FirstFruits... more »

Researchers study AI for thinning, pruning automation

Researchers are examining ways AI can help improve orchard thinning and pruning. Oregon State University (OSU) and Washington State University scientists with AI, mechanical engineering and computer science expertise are also considering how the tech... more »

CMI cites rapid growth with leadership promotions

CMI Orchards, Wenatchee, Washington, is making leadership changes during what it calls an era of major growth. CMI President Bob Mast said the company has seen a "remarkable upswing" in the past decade, nearly doubling... more »

Washington Winegrowers Association names executive director

The Washington Winegrowers Association has named its new executive director. Colleen Frei will lead the nonprofit organization that serves Washington winegrowers and vintners. Frei was a partner at Jeffers,... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest celebrates World Pear Day

Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) is celebrating World Pear Day Dec. 2 by showcasing global dishes through live-streaming culinary platform Kittch. The eighth-annual pear celebration kicks of the 19th National Pear Month in the U.S. Kittch... more »

Sym-Agro names new Pacific Northwest sales manager

Mark Gibbs has joined Sym-Agro as Pacific Northwest sales manager. In the position at the pest control firm, Gibbs will handle Washington and western Oregon. Gibbs will focus on winegrapes, berries, tree fruit and hazelnuts... more »

Sym-Agro names Pacific Northwest sales manager

Sym-Agro has hired Mark Gibbs as Pacific Northwest sales manager for western Oregon and Washington, focusing on winegrapes, berries, tree fruit and hazelnuts. Gibbs will also focus on other West Coast markets and will assist... more »

Stemilt showcases apples, pears at IFPA Show

Stemilt will feature unique and new varieties of apples and pears at the International Fresh Produce Association's Global Produce & Floral Show. The Global Produce & Floral Show is Oct. 19-21 in Anaheim, California. Setting... 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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