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Join WSU Extension to improve your sprayer performance this season. Extension Specialist Gwen Hoheisel has provided research and extension to tree fruit, berries and grapes since 2006. Her work focuses on sustainable pest management and application technologies. Gwen will provide a FREE in-field demo on tree fruit sprayer performance at two locations in March. Improving…

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Join WSU Extension to improve your sprayer performance this season. Extension Specialist Gwen Hoheisel has provided research and extension to tree fruit, berries and grapes since 2006. Her work focuses on sustainable pest management and application technologies. Gwen will provide a FREE in-field demo on tree fruit sprayer performance at two locations in March. Improving…

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If you’ve traveled over Blewett or Stevens Passes, you may have seen the posted sign warning travelers that they are entering or leaving an Apple Maggot Quarantine Area. That sign and others around state recently got updated, and in some cases, relocated. Marcus Bellissimo reports.

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Cherry growers in the region have not seen significant weather damage during the harvest season that began in June. Warm temperatures in late May eliminated an anticipated delay for growers in the Wenatchee Valley and throughout the Pacific Northwest. BJ Thurlby is President of the Washington State Tree Fruit Commission. In an update released last…

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The apple industry in Washington state expects exports to India to slow down even more after the country tacked on a 20 percent retaliatory tariff, bringing the total duty to 70 percent. India added the tariff to apples and 27 other American products Sunday after the U.S. government ended a preferential trade program with the…

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A trade war that started with tariffs on steel and aluminum soon moved to other commodities. Last week, Washington apple growers got a break from the politics. Marcus Bellissimo reports. Just as local apple producers are cheering the end of tariffs on exports to Mexico, cherry growers in the region got a boost from Congress.…

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It’s time to celebrate local growers. After 40 years, Prey’s Fruit Barn in Peshastin is now one of the largest fruit stands in Washington. They’re hosting a 40th anniversary party today and their Manager Chuck Reppas swung by KOHO to give us the details.      

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