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.

Fighting honeybee decline with instrumental insemination — Video

By |March 22nd, 2017|

WSU researchers hope to breed better bees

A new, old bee

By |March 21st, 2017|

From high in the Tien Shan Mountains of Central Asia, Washington State University entomologists Steve Sheppard and Brandon Hopkins have brought home semen from a new strain of honeybees that evolved right alongside the wild apple tree.

Can earwigs be beneficial in some orchards? – Video

By |March 13th, 2017|

Don’t wig out in bug battle: WSU graduate student set to convince growers how earwigs can be beneficial in some orchards.

Putting your FSMA plans in writing

By |March 9th, 2017|

Cornell extension educators help growers write food safety policies.

Mercer Canyons settles H-2A lawsuit

By |March 9th, 2017|

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A Central Washington farm that grows tree fruit and wine grapes has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a

Tips to build a trusty trellis

By |March 6th, 2017|

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Put at least one quarter of a trellis post in the ground, use high-quality wire and think of tug-of-war when

Tips for putting the fight back in fungicide

By |February 23rd, 2017|

WSU extension specialist shares tips to overcome spray resistance.

Is your orchard robot ready? – Video

By |February 15th, 2017|

Industry leaders break out crystal ball to help growers prepare for ‘game changers.’

Researchers advocate whole tree renewal pruning

By |February 1st, 2017|

Replace traditional limb-by-limb method by starting over, one tree at a time

Arkansas fruit breeder Moore dies at 85

By |January 27th, 2017|

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Jim Moore, a longtime fruit breeder, who was influential in the tree fruit industry died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at

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