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.

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

Sweethearts beat Bings in 2016 cherry shipping numbers

By |January 27th, 2017|

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For the first year ever, Bing was not king.

In 2016, Northwest cherry growers shipped more Sweetheart cherries than any other

New postharvest fungicide idea comes from an old place

By |January 27th, 2017|

Natamycin emerges as a possible nontoxic postharvest fungicide.

Empire State Producers Expo: Thursday wrapup

By |January 19th, 2017|

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When placing the end post of your orchard trellis system, think of a game of tug of war.

The human body,

Empire State Producers Expo: Wednesday wrapup

By |January 18th, 2017|

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A sparsely attended but lively discussion about H-2A guest workers highlighted Wednesday’s proceedings at the Empire State Producers Expo in

Where do you match consumer expectations?

By |January 18th, 2017|

Economists quantify importance of fruit qualities based on differing perspectives of producers, packers and consumers.

Empire State Producers Expo: Tuesday wrapup

By |January 17th, 2017|

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No more theory. No more hypothetical examples.

Four apple growers, as well as a few vegetable farmers, drafted their real-life food

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