Pacific Northwest

Washington’s 2021 cherry pesticide residue study now available

The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission Internal Program recently completed its 2021 study in cherry which included 12 insecticides/acaricides and seven fungicides, including a few new products. The results of that study are available, as... more »

Ag industry stress, suicide prevention receives funding in Washington state

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has received a $500,000 grant to work in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health and Washington State University Extension on a project addressing stress and suicide prevention... more »

Wine scientists running studies to combat smoke exposure

As wildfire season scorches the Pacific Northwest, Washington State University researchers are working to find new ways to mitigate wine grape smoke exposure. Projects include installing air quality sensors at vineyards, laboratory experiments where grapes... more »

Washington state adds emergency rules to protect workers from heat, smoke

On a Tuesday in June, Luis Cisneros stood on a metal ladder harvesting cherries in Washington's fertile Columbia Basin when temperatures reached almost 120 degrees Fahrenheit. After just a few minutes in the sun, the... more »

WSU assistant professor to lead American Society for Enology & Viticulture

Washington State University assistant professor Tom Collins has been confirmed as president of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture for 2021–2022. The American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV )s a professional society dedicated... more »

L&I reaches $2M settlement with Central WA farm following worker deaths

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has reached a settlement with Gebbers Farms Operations LP following one of the largest workplace safety and health fines in state history. Under the agreement, Gebbers Farms will... more »

2021 Washington apple harvest estimated to be 124.85M boxes

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association released its forecast for the 2021 Washington state fresh apple crop on Aug. 6. The 2021 forecast is for a crop of just under 125 million standard 40-pound boxes of... more »

USDA Invests $15M in Klamath River Basin due to drought

USDA is investing $15 million for a new drought pilot to assist agricultural producers impacted by worsening drought conditions to provide relief to impacted California and Oregon producers in the Klamath River Basin. The announcement... more »

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