Forecasted harvest predicted to be 131 million boxes, down 1.2% from 2016.
Apples, cherries, and pears are also threatened by Tobacco Ringspot Virus, a pathogen never before seen in Washington state.
Washington and Oregon growers estimate the crop will be down 2% from 2016, 10% off the five-year average.
New name and logo better reflects the evolution of the state’s industry, as more growers have wineries.
As tissue culture plugs increase in popularity, growers are seeking ways to get these planting off to a good start.
Chelan Fresh and Borton Fruit combine; total sales volume increases by nearly half.
‘Cabernet Sauvignon’ is the leading grape variety, accounting for more than a quarter of the total harvest.
Gurjant “George” Sandhu says the fines were unjust, and the State Department of Ecology hadn’t provided adequate evidence.
The 2002 Apple Grower of the Year was known for his encyclopedic horticultural knowledge.
Meanwhile, the nation’s dominant producer, Washington, revised its crop estimate upward.
The 2016 Washington apple harvest is predicted to be about 133 million boxes.
The Washington apple industry’s rapid change is evident during my many trips to the state in the past 20 years.
Residents need not worry about a small, unmanned helicopter flying over Washington vineyards this summer, as it’s fully approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Grape growers in eastern Washington who thought last year’s harvest was early could be in for another surprise. […]
Country determines imports from the U.S. did not hurt the domestic industry.
New report prepared for Washington Council on International Trade says late shipments, etc. hurt the state, including growers.
C & O Nursery’s Gary Snyder will serve as committee chairman.