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Idaho study seeks optimum harvest, storage dates for peaches, nectarines
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Idaho study seeks optimum harvest, storage dates for peaches, nectarines
University of Idaho fruit researchers have received grant funding for a project they believe could take peach and nectarine production in Idaho to a higher level.

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USDA approves genetically modified Fuji apple
USDA approves genetically modified Fuji apple
The USDA has approved a Canadian-developed Fuji apple, genetically modified to reduce browning when sliced, after approving GM Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples from the same company in 2015.
Meetings to train crew bosses on preventing spread of psyllid
Meetings to train crew bosses on preventing spread of psyllid
California's Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program and California Citrus Mutual are hosting a series of meetings for crew bosses on how to teach employees to prevent the spread of the Asian citrus psyllid, which can carry the deadly tree disease...
First phase of large Washington winery nears completion
First phase of large Washington winery nears completion
A large new winery, located near the center of Central Washington, is nearing the end of its first $10 million in development to serve its own vineyards and those of others.
WSDA fines man for spraying; orchard claims $5.4 million loss
Washington State Department of Agriculture penalizes pesticide applicator $2,200 for incident that apple grower says caused $5.4 million in damages.
Idaho ag dean supports investing in new Parma facilities
Idaho ag dean supports investing in new Parma facilities
More than 1,000 people attended the annual Fruit Field Day event at University of Idaho's Parma research station. The event highlights the studies being conducted on fruit crops at the Parma station.
Hazelnut growers reach minimum price agreement with packers
Hazelnut growers reach minimum price agreement with packers
The growers' bargaining association announced the agreement.
Group of growers start new fruit company
Group of growers start new fruit company
Five partners have started a new tree fruit packing company, Pine Canyon Growers, in Orondo, Wash., north of Wenatchee.
Five growers to join San Joaquin ag hall of fame
Five growers will be the latest inductees into the San Joaquin County Agricultural Hall of Fame at a banquet in Stockton, Calif., in October.
Competition overseas spurs domestic marketing of walnuts
Competition overseas spurs domestic marketing of walnuts
With overseas markets becoming more competitive, it underscores the California Walnut Commission's desire to focus much of its energy on expanding domestic consumption of the nut, an industry leader says.
Quest for robotic apple picker continues
Quest for robotic apple picker continues
Researchers continue to pursue development of robotic apple pickers they say could be commercially available in three to five years.

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