Pacific Northwest

Deadline to apply for Washington state scholarships is March 1

The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) will award over $1 million in new and renewing scholarships to college students this spring.  The deadline for new applicants to submit complete scholarship applications to WAEF is March... more »

WSU sues Yakima grower over alleged apple patent infringement

Washington State University  (WSU) has filed a lawsuit in federal court against a Yakima grower for allegedly infringing on its patent of an apple. According to a report by Spokane Public Radio station KPBX 91.1, apple in... more »

TS Biotechnology Holdings acquires Okanagan Specialty Fruits

Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (OSF) announced Feb. 3 the acquisition of OSF by TS Biotechnology Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Third Security, LLC. OSF is the pioneering agricultural company behind the development and commercialization of... more »

WSU professor Michelle Moyer wins award for distinction in Extension

On learning that she had won the 2020 Extension Distinction Award from ASEV –the American Society for Enology & Viticulture – Washington State University (WSU) associate  professor and Extension specialist, Michelle Moyer was shocked. [caption... more »

Washington winemakers asked for input into proposed research

Washington state wineries and winegrape growers are invited to be part of the Washington State Wine Commission’s annual Research Review on Feb. 25-26, 2020, at the Clore Center in Prosser. Industry members will be asked... more »

$32M WSU tree fruit research endowment fully funded

Crop assessments stopped Jan. 21 for growers who have paid millions of dollars into a Washington State University Tree Fruit Endowment. The $32 million endowment is now fully funded, according to a press release from... more »

Women in Agriculture event Jan. 25 in Washington state

Washington State University (WSU) Extension is holding the 2020 Women in Agriculture conference on Saturday, Jan.  25. This is an opportunity for women farmers or anyone who works with women farmers to network, hear some... more »

2020 Women in Ag Conference helps women cultivate healthy farms, careers

Women across the Northwest can learn how to run resilient farms and businesses while enhancing their own health at the 2020 Women in Agriculture Conference, organized by Washington State University Extension. The event is Saturday,... 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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