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gfg-portraits-geraldineGeraldine Warner was the editor of Good Fruit Grower from 1992-2015. During her tenure, she planned and prepared editorial content, wrote for the magazine, and managed the editorial team.

Geraldine grew up in Yorkshire, England. She studied journalism at Richmond College, Sheffield, and at the University of Missouri-Columbia under a Rotary International Scholarship. She has worked for UNESCO’s educational journal Prospects in Paris, France, as well as for newspapers and magazines in England and the United States.

She is a graduate of the leadership program of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation. She received the Washington State Horticultural Association’s Women’s Leadership Through Service Award in 1996, the association’s Silver Apple Award in 2002 and the Washington Tree Fruit Association Distinguished Service Award in 2015.

Geraldine has one daughter and lives in Wenatchee with her husband, Tracy.

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Study: Overhead cooling does not appear to impact the survival of E. coli on apples

March 10th, 2017|0 Comments

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As growers prepare to implement new food safety requirements in their orchards, several lingering questions

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Controlling cherry cracking

May 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Reducing moisture uptake can help prevent cracking in storage.

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Replacing labor with technology

May 10th, 2016|1 Comment

It can be a challenge for small growers with limited budgets.

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How to attract workers

April 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Workers go where they can make the most money.

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Modern orchards and technology can potentially reduce production costs

April 4th, 2016|0 Comments

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The cost of producing apples has been rising faster than expected, largely because of increasing

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The right Honeycrisp start

February 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Dave Taber is working to maximize his chances of success with a new Honeycrisp planting.

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How to use pear growth regulators

February 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Growth regulators can prevent drop and enhance storability of pears if used correctly.

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Some like the biggest trees

February 9th, 2016|0 Comments

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There’s more than one way to plant a modern, highly productive orchard. While some growers

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Basic rules of Stemilt’s tall spindle

February 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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—Trees are planted at densities of 1,000 to 1,500 trees per acre (typically 3 or

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Family Legacy

January 28th, 2016|0 Comments

New McDougall and Sons orchard honors the past and heralds the future.

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Race to the top: Honeycrisp growing pressures

January 28th, 2016|0 Comments

As Honeycrisp production increases, growers feel the pressure to produce fruit sooner rather than later.

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H-2A is expensive but essential

January 28th, 2016|0 Comments

McDougall and Sons takes pride in its housing camps.

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Food safety research focuses on packing

January 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Scientists hope to reduce food safety risks in Washington apple packing houses.

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Gathering data for food safety

January 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Research will help inform the FDA and producers as the Food Safety Modernization Act is implemented.

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Getting the most out of Apogee

January 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Growth regulator should be applied as early in the season as possible.

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Enhancing fruit quality

January 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Many growth regulators are available for apples.

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Avoiding heat-related illness

December 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Study finds workers paid piece rate tend to work harder and take fewer breaks, increasing the risk of heat-related illness symptoms.

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Surviving as a small grower

December 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Sam Godwin has strategies for staying competitive.

Warner: The never-ending story list

December 21st, 2015|2 Comments

Since joining the Good Fruit Grower staff, I’ve probably written close to 3,000 articles and my colleagues thousands more.

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How to grow WA 38

December 8th, 2015|0 Comments

The tip-bearing variety has pendant limbs.