Pacific Northwest

Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Arctic Apple developer, appoints new director of sales

Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) is pleased to announce Bob Wilkinson has joined the company as its new Director of Sales. Bob brings a strong track record of success in sales, extensive experience in food service,... more »

Emergency Temporary Worker Housing Rule enacted in Washington state

On Sept. 10, Washington state announced a new Emergency Temporary Worker Housing  (TWH) Rule, which expires on Jan. 8, and proposed a new permanent rule, which may be issued next spring if needed. The new rule emphasizes... more »

Washington State University gets $3M for endowment to bolster food security

Washington State University announced a $3 million gift to establish the Rosalie & Harold Rea Brown Distinguished Endowed Chair in Plant Pathology. The gift, from the Rosalie & Harold... more »

Washington state apples expecting lighter crop volume

In early August, the first estimate for the Washington apple crop predicted a crop volume of 134 million boxes (40 lb.), on par with the previous season of 133 million boxes. Since the time of... more »

WA 38/Cosmic Crisp preharvest events scheduled; 2020 documents available

It’s T minus 50-60 days before WA 38/Cosmic Crisp harvest season begins. Color and size are coming on and there is great anticipation for a sizable crop of premium fruit. Our WA 38 team has scheduled... more »

Starr Ranch Growers consolidates offices to Yakima, adds to sales team

Starr Ranch Growers consolidated offices in Yakima, Washington, and is growing its sales team. The new office, at 603 N, 39th Ave., in Yakima, will house the Starr Ranch Growers sales team, the director of... more »

Gebbers Farms: COVID-19 testing confirms prevention measures work

State COVID-19 testing at one of Washington’s largest fruit growers indicates that Gebbers Farms’ preventive measures have been effective at protecting workers, though the family-owned company continues to mourn the loss of three team members... more »

Carolina Uquillas Herrera joins Fall Creek Farm & Nursery as commercial manager for Chile

Carolina Uquillas Herrera has joined Lowell, Oregon-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., as commercial manager for Chile, responsible for establishing and developing strong relationships with the company’s blueberry nursery and genetics customers in the... 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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