TJ Mullinax

Fire blight central

By |February 19th, 2016|

A research plot near Wapato, Washington, has become a test bed for fire blight.

Oregon cherry recovery

By |February 12th, 2016|

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Oregon cherry growers will continue to recover from a 2014 freeze by pruning to encourage healthy lower-branch structure in their

U.S. wine export market ripe for growth

By |February 10th, 2016|

Wine grape growers' state of industry panels highlight positive market trends.

Some like the biggest trees

By |February 9th, 2016|

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There’s more than one way to plant a modern, highly productive orchard. While some growers like to plant the largest

Catherine Kiyokawa, a Young Grower from Parkdale, Oregon

By |January 29th, 2016|

Catherine is a fourth-generation farmer. Her grandfather, Mamoru Kiyokawa, started growing tree fruit on the farm. Catherine works closely with her father, Randy, and older brother Cameron.

Innovation and inspiration: 2015 Silver Apple Award

By |January 13th, 2016|

Del Feigal’s talents in the orchard are a valuable resource for other growers.

Nick Plath, a young grower from George, Washington

By |December 30th, 2015|

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grower / George, Washington
age / 26
crops / Apples, cherries, and wine grapes
business / Washington Fruit and Produce Company
family background /

Stinkbug continues its spread

By |December 7th, 2015|

Northwest growers should be on the lookout for brown marmorated stinkbug

Fruitful fortitude: 2015 Grower of the Year

By |December 1st, 2015|

After taking over the farm at 25, Brenton Roy grew a solid reputation one crop at a time.

New ways of doing business: 2015 Grower of the Year

By |December 1st, 2015|

Oasis Farms settles on V-trellis with arches, makes move to Geneva.

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