Pacific Northwest

Washington Apple Week marks ‘grown with goodness’ theme

The Washington Apple Commission announced that Nov. 27-Dec. 5 will be the third annual celebration of Washington Apple Week. The global event will span 15 countries and feature activities to connect consumers with the source... more »

Natural enemy of invasive, berry-eating SWD found in US

A parasitoid wasp that is the natural enemy of a fly known as the spotted wing drosophila could be a good friend to growers. Washington State University researchers recently confirmed the discovery of the potentially... more »

New, revised guides from WSU Extension: Spray Nozzle Curriculum, and more

The latest free guides from Washington State University (WSU) Extension include a new training curriculum aimed at tree fruit growers and other agricultural producers, as well as a study materials form for spray users and... more »

Washington Small Fruit Conference planned for Dec. 1-2 in Lynden

The Washington Small Fruit Conference will be held Dec. 1-3. The event will move into the Farm Pavilion and Expo buildings at the NW Washington Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds are located at 1775 Front St., Lynden,... more »

Research and education used to address postharvest food waste

Agricultural producers around the world are constantly faced with risks to their crops from disease, weather and pests, but even more losses occur after crops are harvested. In fact, nearly a third of all the... more »

WSU releases roadmap for Soil Health Initiative

A 124-page “roadmap” that outlines current challenges and pathways to help maintain healthy soils as an agricultural and environmental resource has been released. The Washington Soil Health Initiative, recently funded with a $2.1 million annual... more »

Postharvest preservation for organic fruit studied in Washington state

Increasingly popular with consumers, Washington-grown organic apples and pears thrive in the region’s dry, disease-discouraging climate. Off the tree, however, organic fruits are at the mercy of physiological disorders and fungi that can rot and... more »

New Washington State University report charts biochar path

A team of biochar producers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers have published a roadmap for future development of the biochar industry in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. This collaborative effort between individuals from industry, universities and... more »

Current Issue

May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

Notes From the Farm column: Apparel upgrades, reader questions keep one busy

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