Read about recent events and issues concerning agriculture in Washington.
|Posted on June 11, 2018 at 5:00 PM||comments (90)|
Washington hop acreage has grown 42 percent over the past five years, with 38,438 acres harvested in 2017, according to Hop Growers of America. Read more.
Photo: Kathy Plonka/Spokesman Review
|Posted on June 1, 2018 at 1:15 PM||comments (31)|
A great profile of one of our growers in Walla Walla! Read more.
|Posted on May 29, 2018 at 1:30 PM||comments (102)|
The first industry estimate of Northwest cherries — released in early May — puts the crop at 22.6 million 20-pound cartons, down double digits from a year ago, but it looks like the cherries will be bigger this season! Read more.
Photo Courtesy Domex Superfresh Growers
|Posted on May 25, 2018 at 12:45 PM||comments (0)|
Limited release of MSU’s dwarfing rootstocks gives growers a chance to experiment. Read more.
|Posted on May 24, 2018 at 2:25 PM||comments (0)|
Tests are underway to see how native plants can help prevent pests in vineyards by attracting beneficial insects. Read more.
Photo: Kate Prengaman/Good Fruit Grower
|Posted on May 22, 2018 at 5:25 PM||comments (116)|
WSU grape virologist Naidu Rayapati has been named an assistant dean at the university’s Tri-Cities campus and the director of the Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser. His expertise is the study of virus diseases in a variety of crops, with emphasis on wine grapes. Read more.
Photo: Washington State University
|Posted on May 21, 2018 at 6:00 PM||comments (0)|
How often do you have a chance to see the grafting of apple trees in action? This article beautifully records step by step how it is done! Read more.
Photo: Andreana Gamache/Rooted
|Posted on May 16, 2018 at 1:35 PM||comments (0)|
Meet Per McCord, Washington State University's new cherry breeder and hear about the top 3 goals for his first year. Read more.
Photo: Ross Courtney/Good Fruit Grower
|Posted on May 14, 2018 at 1:35 PM||comments (120)|
Western Washington is one of the nation’s biggest producers of landscape and nursery plants, generating more than $365 million in annual sales for an industry producing everything from acaena to zinnias. Read more.
|Posted on May 11, 2018 at 12:45 PM||comments (0)|
Cherry harvest should start in the first week of June this year, several days earlier than last year’s June 8 start. Read more.
Photo: Good Fruit Grower