Cherry growers in the Northwest were encouraged at a recent meeting to consider planting new varieties to offer retailers something new.
A proposed change in how Idaho’s wine assessment is calculated seeks to simplify record-keepi
Harvest assist platforms where apple pickers still pick into bags work better for fast apple pickers
Enthusiasm for hazelnuts is high due to healthy prices and the availability of new cultivars resista
A Washington State University cherry researcher talks about spray pollination, withholding water from cherry trees before harvest and hand and mechanical pruning.
A longer stretch of cold temperatures may hold Spotted Wing Drosophila in check on Central Washington cherries this year and may hinder Little Cherry Disease.
The head of Northwest Cherry Growers says he’s been worried about exports to China because of President-elect Donald Trump’s stance toward China. He’s more hopeful after Trump met with a top Chinese businessman.
Members of the Foreman family, of Wenatchee, Wash., have bought Earl Brown & Sons in Milton-Freewater.
With national holdings of Red Delicious and Gala up over a year ago, there may still be downward pressure on Washington apple prices. USDA tracking shows prices the same as a month ago.
Michigan may have beaten New York this season in apple production, but it might be just temporary. Both states are upping their game in competition with Washington.
A small amount of genetically modified sliced apples will become the first sold in the U.S. in February and March. The Summerland, B.C., producer hopes to compete nationally in the fresh-sliced business.
Hector Lujan worked his way up through the ranks of Reiter Affiliated Companies by helping to greatly expand its berry-growing operations in Central Mexico. He is now the company’s CEO.
Single-digit and below zero temperatures in Central Washington the first week of January may have damaged some cherry buds and soft fruit. Wine grapes are likely safe.