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.

Holtzinger Fruit changes name to Fourth Leaf

By |May 25th, 2017|

Holtzinger Fruit Co., the only packer in Washington that works solely with independent growers, has changed its name to Fourth Leaf Fruit Company.

Sugar sours birds on eating valuable cherry crops

By |May 24th, 2017|

Sweet revenge for bird control

Tart cherries growers shake it up in the Northwest – Video

By |May 17th, 2017|

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Under the canopy, a mechanical claw reaches out to grasp the trunk, clamps and shakes violently, sending a cascade of

WSDA dedicates research greenhouse to study plant viruses

By |May 11th, 2017|

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The newest research greenhouse in Prosser, Washington, will dramatically expedite and expand the tree fruit industry’s ability to identify viruses

H-2A expands despite costs

By |May 11th, 2017|

Even with political questions, legal risks and high costs, growers across the U.S. continue to hire foreign guest workers.

Round One estimate of new cherry crop: 21.8 million 20-pound boxes

By |May 4th, 2017|

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The first cherry crop prediction of the year calls for a big, if late, season.

Growers expect to harvest about 21.8

WSDA to dedicate state-of-the-art greenhouse

By |May 2nd, 2017|

The Washington Department of Agriculture will formally dedicate on May 11 a $750,000 greenhouse intended to support the tree fruit industry.

EPA tightens workplace rules

By |May 2nd, 2017|

Agency introduces substantial updates to protection standards.

Cost falls to renew pear scald chemical

By |April 26th, 2017|

Pear industry leads the way to renew growers’ access to the scald-controlling chemical.

Cider makers embrace regional variation

By |April 26th, 2017|

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Google the phrase “The Napa Valley of Hard Cider.”

Turns out, a lot of places, including southwest Michigan, New York’s

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