Pacific Northwest

Dhingra joins Texas A&M; Doreen Main takes interim role at WSU

Following the retirement of Dan Lineberger earlier this year, an extensive search for a new department head in Horticultural Sciences has been ongoing at Texas A&M University for the important leadership position. Amit Dhingra, Ph.D.,... more »

New Extension app created for little cherry disease, pest scouting

Download a new phone application designed to help orchardists scout, sample and identify symptoms and insect vectors of X-disease phytoplasma and little cherry virus now available at both Apple and Android. Designed by Washington State... more »

Arctic Apples introducing new product options at PMA Foodservice

Summerland, British, Columbia-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits, developer and grower behind the Arctic apple, will be showcasing their newest product at the PMA Foodservice exhibition July 21-22 in Monterey, California. In addition to their 40 oz.... more »

Altria to sell its Ste. Michelle Wine Estates business

Altria Group Inc. announced July 9 that its subsidiary, UST LLC, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Ste. Michelle Wine Estates business, headquartered in Woodinville, Washington, to Sycamore Partners Management L.P., a... more »

Researchers, vintners explore using UV lights to reduce powdery mildew

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Willamette Valley Vineyards in Turner, Oregon, was concerned for the safety of its employees and guests, so it invested in HVAC system improvements that purified the air using UV-C light technology... more »

Successful first year reported for Washington apples license plates

Washington apples specialty license plates had an impressive first year of sales with 747 purchased as of June 30. $28 from each plate benefits college-bound students through the Washington Apple Education Foundation. The foundation is... more »

Healthy Snack Award goes to Cosmic Crisp for second year in a row

For the second year in a row, the Cosmic Crisp brand apple has earned a Healthy Snack Award from Good Housekeeping Institute. Appearing in the July/August issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine, the 2021 Healthy Snack... more »

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 »

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Michigan cherry grower sees large crop in tough year

Tree fruit industry acceleration takes hold

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Jonjak is Wisconsin’s first cranberry outreach specialist

SWD tools key drivers behind MSU lab upgrades

Michigan growers eye value-added, food processing

Ouedemans leads blueberry, cranberry research in New Jersey

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National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Normalcy elusive as farm operations press on

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