Pacific Northwest

Managing your bin piles for increased codling moth control

Codling moth larvae that will overwinter leave the fruit in the fall, around harvest, and seek overwintering sites. Once they find a location, they spin a protective hibernaculum (cocoon) that provides shelter until spring when... more »

Lewis new director of WSU Extension Agriculture, Natural Resources Program

Tree Fruit Extension Specialist Karen Lewis is the new director of Washington State University (WSU) Extension’s Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Program Unit. Hired as ANR director on Nov. 1, 2020, Lewis has served as... more »

CMI Orchards is WAEF Volunteer Organization of the Year

Wenatchee, Washington-based CMI Orchards has been announced as the 2020 Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) Volunteer Organization of the Year. Annually, the non-profit WAEF recognizes an organization for their efforts to make a difference through... more »

Oregon governor extends COVID-19 housing protections for ag workers

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Oct. 23 extended COVID-19 protections for agricultural workers in employer-provided housing through the off season. Executive Order 20-58 addresses requirements related to physical distancing, sanitation and isolation in order to... more »

Ambrosia Gold apples deliver ‘Midas touch’ for category performance

After more than a decade of robust category performance in the U.S., Wenatchee, Washington-based Ambrosia continues to hold its position as one of America’s favorite apples. Hungry shoppers can seek out Ambrosia year-round in more... more »

USA Pears creates virtual flavor experience with Northwest growers

With the 2020 harvest from Washington's Wenatchee and Yakima districts and Oregon's Mid-Columbia and Medford districts completed, Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) is sharing the industry's commitment to supplying retailers and their customers with flavorful pears... more »

Washington entomologists eradicate first Asian giant hornet nest

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) entomologists successfully eradicated an Asian giant hornet nest by vacuuming the hornets out of the nest Saturday, Oct. 24, just two days after finding the nest in a tree... more »

Arctic apples concludes 2020 with largest harvest to date

Summerland, British Columbia-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), developer and grower behind the Arctic apple, announced the completion of the 2020 Arctic apple harvest, its largest to date. According to a news release, the apples were... more »

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FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

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