Pacific Northwest

Tree planting at the new Tukey Orchard in Washington state takes shape

Washington State University’s tree fruit orchard is growing into its new location just outside Pullman. The orchard, which moved from its previous location due to the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport runway realignment, is now located on... more »

USA Pears launches Instagram augmented reality filter showing their ‘personality’

USA Pears has officially launched a brand new augmented reality (AR) tool on the Instagram social media platform. Featuring six of the ten pears commercially grown in the Pacific Northwest, the AR tool highlights the flavor... more »

Apple Residue Report released by Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission

Since 2011, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission (WTFRC) has conducted studies in apple and cherry to generate pesticide residue data for commonly used insecticides and fungicides to help Washington growers make more informed choices... more »

Washington state expecting a smaller apple crop

Washington state, the nation’s leading producer of apples, is expecting a smaller crop yield this year. Washington produces 65% of the fresh apples grown in the U.S., and as growers are reaching the midway point... more »

WSU webinar: How do We Measure and Manage Soil Health for Productive Orchards?

Washington State University's Tree Fruit Extension has scheduled a webinar, "How do We Measure and Manage Soil Health for Productive Orchards? It will be held Nov. 4 or 5 (your choice of dates) at 9... more »

Co-robotic harvest-aid platforms topic of free webinar

Washington State University and Oregon State University will hold a webinar on how co-robotic harvest-aid platforms can increase harvesting speed. The free zoom webinar will be held Oct. 15 at 10 a.m Pacific Time. It will... more »

New $7 million USDA grant expands WSU farmer suicide prevention program

Farming is a high-stress occupation. Land and equipment are expensive. Work hours are long and physically strenuous. Economic pressure from potential crop problems weigh heavily. Those stresses too often lead to thoughts of suicide for... more »

Washington State University resources help grape growers combat extreme heat

Extreme heat, and too much water in response, affects a delicate balance in winegrape quality. Washington State University (WSU) researchers are studying the effects of heat, and developing an electronic, open-source cooling system to protect... 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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