Cherry optimism

By |May 13th, 2016|

California cherry growing conditions are tough, but growers are tougher.

Paul Bavaro, a young grower from Escalon, California

By |April 30th, 2016|

Paul is a fourth-generation peach grower who’s been working with his father, Frank, on mechanization trials to help reduce labor costs and improve fruit quality.

A spray-plus education (Video)

By |April 29th, 2016|

Farm worker teaching team leads the nation in preparing workers for safe use of pesticides.

Wine grape growers weigh in on Cabernet Sauvignon clones

By |April 29th, 2016|

Clonal choices

Eladio Gonzalez, a young grower from Selah, Washington

By |April 20th, 2016|

Eladio, a second-generation farmer from the upper Yakima Valley, worked alongside his father, Miguel Gonzalez, in orchards and now manages several test orchards in Naches, Washington.

Nick Mackay, a young grower from Pasco, Washington

By |April 20th, 2016|

After originally pursuing a degree in history and law, Nick pursued a more hands-on career through Washington State University’s viticulture program.

Mike McLaren, a young grower from Salem, Oregon

By |April 20th, 2016|

Mike is a first-generation grower who pursued a degree in winemaking before getting his start working in wine sales, distribution and learning to make wine at Corliss Estates

Joe Brandt, a young grower from Wapato, Washington

By |April 20th, 2016|

Joe returned to the 1,500-acre family farm after working in finance and manages domestic and export sales and marketing for the company.

Ryan Bond, a young grower from The Dalles, Oregon

By |April 20th, 2016|

Ryan is a second-generation grower managing about 800 acres, primarily consisting of cherry and pear trees in The Dalles and south through Dufur into the Tygh Valley.

Planting frenzy

By |April 19th, 2016|

Properly preparing the soil can help new plantings thrive.

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