Pacific Northwest

WSU bee center filling up, honey extractor moves in

Delicious honey will soon be made at Washington State University’s (WSU) Honey Bee & Pollinator Research, Extension and Education Facility in Othello after a large equipment move. The WSU honey bee program is still moving... more »

OSU’s NWREC to be led by Dara who’s leaving University of California

Surendra K. Dara, University of California Cooperative Extension Advisor-Entomology & Biologicals, announced in a Jan. 7 email that he is leaving his position Jan. 17 to join Oregon State University (OSU) as the director of North... more »

Profits in the picture despite challenges for Northwest agriculture

Northwest Farm Credit Services, a Northwest agricultural lending cooperative, has released its quarterly Market Snapshot reports covering the state of major agricultural commodities in the region. Northwest FCS teams throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington... more »

North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days to be held in January

The North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days to be held Jan. 18-20 and Feb. 9 are designed to provide research-based information on key horticulture and pest management topics impacting your profitability in the short and... more »

CMI report shows key sales opportunities for branded apples

A special CatStat (category statistics) report looking at data from Nielson Answers, total U.S. for the 52-week period ending Nov. 27, 2021, paints an opportune landscape for branded apple promotions as strong category builders. Rochelle... more »

Jan. 6 set for Washington State University Orchard Systems Tour

On Thursday, Jan. 6, from 1-4 p.m. Washington State University Extension will host an Orchard Systems Tour in Benton City/Grandview area. This tour will offer a review of modern orchard architectures with discussion of pruning,... more »

2022 virtual Tree Fruit Day set for Washington state

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association's 20th Annual Tree Fruit Day on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 which will be “virtual.” "Tree Fruit Day is extremely beneficial to our industry," a notice from the Washington State... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest is still fresh after 90 years

Pear Bureau Northwest celebrates 90 years of fruitful collaboration with Washington and Oregon fresh pear growers to drive demand for Northwest pears. Washington and Oregon pear growers fund the bureau through a federal marketing order,... more »

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