Pacific Northwest

Indoor queen banking could help beekeepers deal with climate change

Indoor queen banking could help beekeepers deal with climate change Keeping queen bees chilled in indoor refrigeration units can make the practice of “queen banking” — storing excess queens in the spring to supplement hives... more »

Brett Reasor joins Columbia Fruit as CEO

Brett Reasor will be joining New Columbia Fruit Packers LLC (Columbia Fruit) as its CEO on March 1. Current CEO Mike Wade will transition to the role of chairman. ... more »

Fall Creek promotes Dave Daniel GM for U.S., Canada

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc. has promotion of Dave Daniel to general manager for Fall Creek’s U.S. and Canada business. Previously, he was the blueberry breeding and nursery company’s U.S. operations manager. In his... more »

Growers learn about adopting regenerative practices

Regenerative agriculture involves growing healthier plants through improving soil health to reduce pest and weed pressures. Participants in the Soilcraft Regenerative Agriculture conference Jan. 16-17 in Pasco, Washington, learned about tools they can use to... more »

Sym-Agro expands sales team with three managers

Sym-Agro Inc., Visalia, California, has hired three sales professionals for the Pacific Northwest and California. Shaun Lough, Jeremy R. Kenkel and Jon Martin have recently joined the company in sales management positions. “As our company... more »

Washington wine industry requesting research priorities

The Washington State Wine Commission (WSWC) recently opened its 2023 research survey to gather input from winegrape growers and wineries to identify top wine research priorities. Feedback from survey guides direction of state’s research program.... more »

WSU student wines blend with holidays

Consumers looking for special wines to celebrate the holidays need search no further than the student-made wines of Washington State University’s Blended Learning class. The course, which is holding a holiday wine sale, was launched... more »

Cherry Industry Administrative Board elections underway

Board elections are scheduled to commence the week of Jan. 2nd for the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB). The Dewitt, Michigan-based CIAB will begin board elections for the seats that expire on June 30, 2023.... more »

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