Geraldine Warner

Change is guaranteed: 2014 Growers of the Year

By |December 3rd, 2014|

O’Briens say innovation is the key to survival on a family farm.

Quiet innovators – 2014 Growers of the Year

By |December 1st, 2014|

Brothers Craig and Mike O’Brien have been testing the limits of tree density in an effort to maximize yields and stay competitive. Their innovative and inspiring approach has earned them the title of Good Fruit Growers of the Year.

Sweet Rosa Lynn

By |November 28th, 2014|

The new apple variety Rosa Lynn is named after the wives of the two people who discovered it in [...]

Latino Leadership Award 2014: José Ramirez

By |November 28th, 2014|

His philosophy has always been that you can’t wait for things to happen around you. You have to make them happen.

2014 Silver Apple Award goes to Jerry Haak

By |November 28th, 2014|

Jerry Haak had a passion for growing fruit and finding better ways to do it. He used cutting-edge techniques not only to increase his yields, but to produce higher quality fruit and use labor more efficiently.

New tree fruit association will expand services

By |November 28th, 2014|

The new Washington Tree Fruit Association plans to expand its services to the industry, says President Jon DeVaney, who will be busy working on legislative affairs in the state capital of Olympia in the coming session.

Growers’ advocate ends 42-year career

By |November 27th, 2014|

During his four decades working at the Washington Growers Clearing House Association, Kirk Mayer saw the Washington apple crop grow from 25 million boxes to 140 million and availability of labor become an increasing concern.

Night shift: Harvesting apples at night

By |November 26th, 2014|

A shift from ladders to illuminated platforms allows pickers to work day or night.

Mylar machine moves fast

By |November 26th, 2014|

Antonio Montoya invented a machine that takes most of the labor out of laying a reflective mulch.

2014 Hort Show preview: Advancing with the times

By |November 20th, 2014|

The annual Washington hort meeting will assemble experts who can help growers move forward in their operations.