Pacific Northwest

Pear Bureau Northwest awards trip to PMA 2021 to display contest winners

Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) has announced the winners of its World Pear Day and National Pear Month display contest with the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA). The contest invited all commissaries from across the U.S. to... more »

Arctic apple marketer unveils 2020 harvest video

Okanagan Specialty Fruits developer and grower behind the Arctic apple, has released a video capturing the 2020 harvest. Filmed this past fall, the video, located here, includes an inside look at the processing and packaging of Arctic... more »

RipeLocker containers hold freshly harvested organic blueberries well

RipeLocker, which extends the postharvest life of perishables, announced  Jan. 13 its RipeLocker containers recently held freshly harvested organic blueberries in pristine condition for eight weeks. According to a news release, in the trial, the... more »

Washington ag groups plea for fast-track farm worker vaccinations

As farmers across Washington state prepare for the first wave of nearly 15,000 guest workers to arrive in the first quarter of 2021, leading agricultural groups are appealing recently renewed state COVID-19 emergency rules to... more »

New WSU Extension ITT coordinator specialist in postharvest systems hired

Chris Hedges has been hired to work with the Washington State University Tree Fruit Extension Team and the Carolina Torres postharvest systems program. Hedges is a native of Wenatchee,... more »

Soil health webinar series from WSU set for Jan. 11-14

Learn about soil health testing, carbon cycling, cover cropping in arid climates, soil health for pathogen and pest suppression, stress and mental health for farm workers, and much more during the Washington State University (WSU)... more »

WSU researchers studying spread of red blotch virus in vineyards

Grapevine red blotch disease spreads through vineyards and blotches leaves, shrinking wine and juice grape harvests. Researchers at WSU’s Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Wine Science Center are studying how and why the grapevine red blotch... more »

Arctic apples announces new products in 2021

Summerland, British Columbia-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), developer and grower behind the Arctic apple, has announced the launch of its new, individually sized 2 oz. package. In addition to the new, more conveniently sized package,... more »

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FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

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