Ross Courtney

Taking the fight to fire blight

By |February 19th, 2018|

Risk is higher in Washington this season for deadly orchard disease. Here’s what you need to do.

No-dig trellis is on solid ground

By |February 12th, 2018|

Agricultural engineer uses steel posts and concrete footings for above-ground trellis system.

The good and bad of different rootstocks

By |February 12th, 2018|

Nursery owner warns growers it’s not as simple as asking which rootstock is the best.

The ripe way for pears in postharvest

By |January 30th, 2018|

Specialist Rob Blakey makes industrywide recommendations for postharvest pear ripening.

Finding success the cooperative way

By |January 24th, 2018|

The fewer grower cooperatives packing fruit in the industry today still play crucial role.

Midsize growers will feel the squeeze

By |January 24th, 2018|

Tree fruit industry poised for consolidation, banker says.

Northwest cherry growers think global at 75th institute

By |January 12th, 2018|

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Following a record crop year, Northwest cherry growers got several reminders about pruning, the latest word on powdery mildew, and

Long live the King

By |January 12th, 2018|

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Lynn Long, a longtime Oregon State University horticulturist, was named the annual Cherry King on Friday at the 75th annual

All aboard the cherry express

By |January 11th, 2018|

Airborne exports through Sea-Tac help make up for tough domestic year for sweet cherries.

A cool place for cherry exports

By |January 9th, 2018|

New facility to improve cherry movement through Sea-Tac.

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