Pacific Northwest

Beneficial insects for pest control in orchards is Washington topic

Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris, USDA-ARS Wapato, Washington, is spearheading a new project investigating the potential for natural enemy releases to improve orchard pest control. If you are interested in providing input on this new project join in... more »

Washington Apple Education Foundation cites Volunteers of the Year

The Washington Apple Education Foundation is celebrating and giving thanks this month for the hundreds of volunteers that impact students through the foundation. On Nov. 9, it announced its 2021 Volunteers of the Year: Dany... more »

2021 Washington apple harvest estimate updated

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association released its updated estimate of the 2021 Washington state fresh apple crop. The August forecast estimated the Washington state apple harvest to be 124.85 million standard forty pound boxes... more »

Washington tree fruit group’s 2021 Apple Pesticide Residue Study Report set

Since 2011, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has conducted studies in apple and cherry to generate residue data for commonly used pesticides to help Washington growers make more informed choices about their spray programs.... more »

2021 crop of WSU’s Cosmic Crisp apples will hit stores early

The third harvest of Washington State University’s Cosmic Crisp apple will hit stores well before Apple Cup. The official 2021 release date for the apple, Nov. 8, is weeks earlier than the first two crops... more »

Donations to Washington Apple Education Foundation matched

Donations made to the Washington Apple Education Foundation will be matched this month thanks to the generosity of three tree fruit industry companies. The match is made possible by CMI Orchards, Fine Americas and Orchard-Rite. ... more »

Washington state on guard after possible spotted lanternfly find

Washington State Department of Agriculture is asking the public to keep a watch for spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), a potentially destructive pest that may have been observed in the Omak region. Spotted lanternfly (SLF), a... more »

Researchers join $7.6M study on impact of smoke on grapes, wine

Washington State University researchers are part of a team of West Coast university collaborators that received a $7.6 million grant to study the impact of smoke exposure on grapes, a project that will provide critical... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

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