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.

IFTA Summer Tour wraps up with focus on research, frost

By |July 18th, 2017|

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The Michigan tree fruit industry is chock full of innovative growers rapidly diversifying, modernizing and making research-backed changes designed to

IFTA in Michigan, Day One: fruit set was not affected by netting

By |July 16th, 2017|

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In western Michigan, the center of the state’s fresh apple industry is located on a geographic landmark known as the

OSU researchers develop field test for crown gall

By |July 11th, 2017|

A woman can find out if she’s pregnant without going to a doctor. Soon, farmers may be able to find out if their fruit trees or grape vines have crown gall disease without going to a laboratory.

To KGB or not to KGB?

By |June 29th, 2017|

Some cherry growers expand, some scale back on labor-friendly Kym Green Bush systems.

New estimate points to record NW cherry crop

By |June 23rd, 2017|

Now that cherry harvest is in full swing, growers have updated their estimate of the crop size.

Oregon State to fill 2 vacant hort positions

By |June 19th, 2017|

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Oregon State University will hold two meetings this summer to discuss the filling of two vacant horticultural positions in the

Interpera Congress addresses industry inertia

By |June 15th, 2017|

About 150 people attended the first day of Interpera 2017, this year’s World Pear Congress meeting, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Wenatchee.

Daunting decisions when making the variety switch

By |June 14th, 2017|

Weigh all the factors when deciding when and how to switch varieties.

Limited supply of new NW cherry color cards available

By |June 14th, 2017|

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Get ‘em while they last.

New cherry color and size cards from Northwest researchers are available in limited supply.

“Unfortunately, I only

U.S. congressmen ask for analysis of Polish apples

By |June 14th, 2017|

Two Republican lawmakers from apple producing states have asked for a full pest and disease risk analysis of fruit imported from Poland, a nation that has not previously met U.S. requirements.

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