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Almond board funds UC orchard recycling research
Courtesy of Almond Board of Calif.
Almond board funds UC orchard recycling research
The Almond Board of California has given a $145,000 grant to the University of California to continue research on grounding up whole almond orchards and putting the material back into the ground to help soil quality.

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New UC citrus-funded lab to tackle huanglongbing
New UC citrus-funded lab to tackle huanglongbing
A new high-security laboratory funded by the citrus industry is being built near the University of California-Riverside to study the pathogen that causes the deadly tree disease huanglongbing.
Difficult year for Washington apple exports
Difficult year for Washington apple exports
A strong dollar, small crop and high prices all contributed to a decline in Washington apple exports over the 2015 sales season that ends this fall.
Rain takes a bite out of Washington cherry crop
Rain takes a bite out of Washington cherry crop
A heavy rain damaged Washington’s cherry crop June 18, but there’s still plenty of fruit and later fruit that wasn't damaged.
Winery’s felling of old oak trees ferments protests
The winery said its felling of the oaks was in compliance with the law, and that it would be planting 5,000 young oaks on its properties.
Pear Bureau loses organic promotion funding
A majority of organic fresh pear growers and shippers in the Pacific Northwest have decided to drop out of generic promotions by The Pear Bureau Northwest in favor of promoting their own brands.
California berry production gaining after slow start
California berry production gaining after slow start
Production of strawberries and other berries in California are making gains after getting off to a slow start because of winter rains.
PNW hop acreage records may be broken
PNW hop acreage records may be broken
The United States, Washington and Idaho may set new records in hop acreage harvested this year while Oregon is far short of its record set in 1935.
Winter chill pushes apricot yields up slightly
Winter chill pushes apricot yields up slightly
Growers say apricot yields in California are up slightly from last year. Harvest is expected to continue through the end of this month.
George Waldo left Oregon a legacy of sweetness
George Waldo left Oregon a legacy of sweetness
Oregon's berry evangelist laid the groundwork for what has become an industry nationally known for high quality and with an annual farmgate value of $200 million.

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