Ross Courtney

Ross Courtney

About Ross Courtney

Ross Courtney is an associate editor for Good Fruit Grower, writing articles and taking photos for the print magazine and website. He has a degree from Pacific Lutheran University. -- Follow the author -- Contact: 509-930-8798 or email.

Gökhan Öztürk’s fruitful journey

By |November 22nd, 2017|

Turkish fruit breeder visits Washington to gain insights into fruit breeding at WSU.

Big hopes for a big cherry

By |November 22nd, 2017|

Large-growing Tamara showing early promise, but it’ll be a few seasons before the verdict is in.

Blakey joins Stemilt

By |November 16th, 2017|

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Rob Blakey has left his Washington State University endowed position as the tree fruit extension specialist in postharvest information and

Oregon State looking for cherry growers to develop pest plan

By |November 15th, 2017|

Oregon State University is looking for sweet cherry growers in the Northwest to help develop a long-term Integrated Pest Management plan.

Veterans see future in WSU wine program

By |November 9th, 2017|

There’s something about all the hands-on work that attracted Nick French, a former Air Force mechanic, to the wine industry. He likes getting his hands a little dirty and working with equipment.

Sprouts Farmers Market named Pear Retailer of the Year

By |October 24th, 2017|

For the second straight year, the pear industry has granted the Pear Retailer of the Year honor to a Phoenix-based natural foods store.

Underwood Fruit plans to rebuild after fire

By |October 20th, 2017|

The federal government is investigating a fire that destroyed a pear packing facility in Bingen, Washington, while the company is rerouting its fruit and some of its employees to other Northwest packers.

Stemilt will use virtual reality for tours at PMA show

By |October 17th, 2017|

Those attending the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit will get a glimpse of Stemilt Growers without having to leave the conference.

Independent grower not afraid to try different techniques

By |October 17th, 2017|

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On White Trail Road near Quincy, Washington, just past a development of small homes and a golf course, Roberto Guerrero

Thinking ahead about thinning – 2017 IFTA

By |October 4th, 2017|

Precision crop management skills help Michigan growers cut back on expensive hand thinning.

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