Pacific Northwest

Viticulture Field Day scheduled for July 29 in Washington state

The 2021 Washington State University/Washington State Grape Society Viticulture Field Day will be held July 29 as an in-person event. The field day will be held from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. PDT at the Washington... more »

Study eyes rootstock vigor responses to varied influences in Ambrosia apple trees

In recent years, awareness has been raised around the benefits of diversifying rootstocks, in order to enhance tree health and sustain apple fruit production under the influence of climate change. However, performances of many rootstocks... more »

Northwest pear industry elects new officers for 2021-22 season

The Northwest pear industry on June 3 elected new officers during its annual meeting. The  newly elected officers to Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) will lead the board, and the elected officers to the Fresh Pear... more »

117th annual meeting and NW Hort Expo will be in-person in 2021

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association and the Northwest Hort Expo announced July 6 the return to an in-person conference and trade show Dec. 6-8.. “With the recent announcement by Gov. (Jay) Inslee, we are confident... more »

Cherry grower withdraws $16 million lawsuit against Chelan County, Washington

Washington state Cherry grower Kyle Mathison says he’s withdrawn a lawsuit alleging Chelan County unlawfully interfered with his development of 250 acres of orchard land. According to a report by the NCW Life Channel, Mathison’s... more »

Washington State University tree fruit crew reschedules cherry breeding field day

Washington State University Tree Fruit Extension will hold a Cherry Breeding Program Field Day on July 7 from 9 -11:30 a.m. (PDT). Due to the excessive heat wave that Washington state is currently facing, this... more »

Arctic apple deregulation extension request, preliminary determination shared

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is inviting public comment on a request from Summerland, British Columbia, Canada-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. to extend deregulation to an apple variety (designated as PG451 Arctic... more »

Disrupting mealybug mating may help protect vineyards from grapevine leafroll

The grape mealybug has plagued Washington winegrape growers for decades. Researchers at Washington State University are launching a study with synthetic sex pheromones to disrupt mealybug mating – and, hopefully, the damage mealybugs cause in... more »

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