Pacific Northwest

Virtual Cherry Field Day scheduled for July 6 in Washington state

Washington State University Tree Fruit Extension and Oregon State University Extension Service will conduct a Virtual Cherry Field Day on July 6 from 10 a.m-11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. The session will be broadcast live... more »

New degree in place for wine students at Washington State University

Students can now earn a bachelor’s degree in viticulture and enology from Washington State University. After the Washington State University (WSU) Board of Regents approved the new Bachelor of Science degree in May, the Northwest... more »

Representatives call for inclusion of apple growers in pandemic relief efforts

House of Representatives' Anthony Brindisi and Elise Stefanik of New York, and Dan Newhouse of Washington led a bipartisan call of 25 members of Congress to demand the United States Department of Agriculture include American... more »

Washington apples specialty license plates available July 1

With much anticipation, the Washington apples specialty license plates will make their debut July 1. Washington drivers may order the plates for their licensed vehicles from the Department of Licensing website here. According to a... more »

Robotic crop pollination goal of new $1 million grant from USDA

Developing robotic technology for crop pollination is the goal of a new project for Washington State University scientists. Funded by a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Washington State... more »

Chelan Fresh’ Rockit apples now available year-round

Rockit miniature apples will now be available year-round, Chelan Fresh announced recently. Due to growing consumer demand for Rockit apples, Chelan Fresh launched a large-scale marketing campaign to showcase Rockit apples’ qualities, according to a... more »

USA Pears promotes plant-based meat recipes amid shortages

Pear Bureau Northwest consistently develops fresh and innovative promotional strategies for USA Pears in a rapidly changing retail and consumer landscape. In direct response to meat shortages and higher prices throughout North America, the organization... more »

Forecast production of sweet, tart cherries forecasts down

Mother Nature’s quirks, including cold snaps, are blamed for forecasted decreases in U.S. production of tart and sweet cherry varieties. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) on June 11 released statistics for 2020 U.S.... more »

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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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