Pacific Northwest

Giddings Fruit works with growers during cherry season

Giddings Fruit USA, based in The Dalles, Oregon, and part of the Giddings Fruit Holding company that operates in Chile, Mexico, and Peru, is part of the Pacific Northwest cherry deal. Giddings Fruit USA specializes... more »

Sterile insect releases by drone could target pest control

Researchers in Washington state and Michigan are releasing sterile codling moths by drone as a new technique for keeping “worms” out of apples. Sterile insect releases have for some time been used as an effort... more »

WSU Cherry Fruit School shares better ideas from bud to bucket

Sharing research updates and recommended production practices with Northwest cherry growers is the aim of the 2019 Cherry Fruit School, hosted by extension specialists from Washington State University (WSU) Tree Fruit Extension and Oregon State... more »

Rainier Fruit continues ‘Pears for Pairs’ charity effort

Thanks to the support of Rainier Fruit and hungry pear shoppers, Harris Teeter, Wegmans and Lunds & Byerlys recently made a big difference in their local communities with... more »

Tractor skills and safety training video released

Washington State Tree Fruit Association is pleased to announce the release of a tractor safety training video for orchard workers in partnership with G.S. Long Co. Tractors are incredibly powerful machines and are an essential... more »

High-density orchard innovators excel in British Columbia

Since 1949, the van Roechoudt family has been growing apples on Dorenberg Orchards near Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Today, the farm’s award-winning Ambrosias, Gala and Sunrise apples reflect decades of family wisdom blended with the... more »

Wine research seminar headed to Columbia Gorge AVA

Pacific Northwest wine grape growers and wineries will learn to put industry-funded research to use at the Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVEx) seminar on March 6, 2019, in The Dalles, Oregon. The seminar... more »

Saskatchewan fruit breeders receive prestigious horticulture award

Bob Bors and Rick Sawatzky, fruit breeders with the Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan, are the joint recipients of the prestigious Stevenson Award for their development... more »


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