Pacific Northwest

Gebbers Farms fined $2M for violating COVID-19 safety procedures

An investigation into the COVID-19 deaths of two workers at a central Washington farm has found dozens of safety and health violations. As a result, the Washington state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has cited Gebbers... more »

Field test could detect fruit-rotting diseases months before harvest

A Wenatchee-based Washington State University plant pathologist has developed an improved field test that could help apple and pear growers quickly and affordably detect pathogens that cause postharvest diseases right in their own orchards, weeks or months... more »

Fall Creek adds Tom Blaser to outside board of directors

Eugene, Oregon-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., a global blueberry breeding and nursery company, has announced that Tom Blaser has joined its professional board of directors. Most recently, Blaser served as senior vice president... more »

Survey examines COVID-19 impact on Washington farms and ranches

Washington State University is collaborating with the University of Washington and the Washington State Department of Agriculture to survey the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on farms and ranches in Washington state. The Washington State... more »

Stop use orders issued for the product Agro Gold WS

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program (FMIP) issued a statewide quarantine and stop use notice for the product Agro Gold WS effective Dec. 4, 2020. Agro Gold WS is... more »

USA Pears, Cabot Cheese and California Walnuts join in 360° Promotion

USA Pears has announced a new partnership with Cabot Cheese and California Walnuts. Coinciding with National Pear Month throughout December, the 360° promotion includes in-store activations with high-graphic display bins cross-merchandising pears, cheese, walnuts and honey, and... more »

WSU Soil Fertility and Cropping System webinars set for Dec. 14-17

Soil fertility practices can enhance or limit crop growth. The WSU Farmers Network hosts a series of webinars Dec. 14-17 to share relevant, science-based information to improve soil fertility. Webinar topics will include: Avoiding root... more »

Washington tree fruit industry recognizes several leaders

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) presented awards Nov. 9 during its virtual meeting. WSTFA chair Sean Gilbert presented the Silver Apple, Silver Pear and Distinguished Service awards. The Silver Apple Award was given... more »

Current Issue

Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

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

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

Farm Market column: ‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

Notes from the Farm column: Taking out an old tree while navigating credit card scams

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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