Good Fruit Grower

Future organic farmer grants open for 10 growers

By |April 22nd, 2014|

Foundations offer $25,000 in grants to support students planning for a career in organic farming. Ten grants of $2,500 [...]

Steve Black joins Holtzinger

By |April 16th, 2014|

Steve Black has been appointed sales manager of Holtzinger Fruit Company, Yakima, Washington. He was previously on the sales [...]

Calculate target yield

By |April 16th, 2014|

Many factors contribute to the profitability of an orchard. The two most important factors are marketable yield per hectare [...]

In the Box

By |April 15th, 2014|

Puffer research
Dear Good Fruit Grower:
I am a University of California pomology farm advisor and have worked in the [...]

Quick Bites for April 15, 2014

By |April 15th, 2014|

Apple Commission appoints officers

Barbara Walkenhauer of Selah succeeded David Douglas as chair of the Washington Apple Commission at the [...]

Spreading shoots of young apple trees

By |April 10th, 2014|

Proper spreading of shoots and branches is an important step in developing a productive orchard.

Extension is 100 years old… and counting

By |April 1st, 2014|

With additional funding and new faculty, WSU extension is not resting on its laurels.

Application deadline looms for viticulture scholarship

By |March 27th, 2014|

The April 15 deadline approaches for viticulture students to apply for the Washington State Grape Society annual scholarship.

This year [...]

Grafting workshop planned for early April

By |March 26th, 2014|

Washington State University is offering a tree fruit grafting class by tree fruit specialist Gary Moulton in the second [...]

WSU wants to hear from you on its new web site

By |March 19th, 2014|

Washington State University is developing a new informational website focused on tree fruit, with an emphasis on the Pacific Northwest. The university is asking people to contribute to that process by filling out a brief survey on their needs and interests.