Sean Gilbert, Young Grower from Yakima, Washington

By |November 26th, 2014|

age / 34
crops / Apples, cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines and wine grapes
title / General manager
business [...]

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.

A tale of two harvesters

By |November 26th, 2014|

Two ladderless apple harvest machines vie for grower approval. They are now for sale.

Organic fruit attracts customers

By |November 26th, 2014|

Steve Tennes, who operates the Country Mill orchard and farm market at Charlotte, Michigan, became convinced several years ago [...]

  • Agriculture officials from China visit an apple packing line in Yakima, Washington on September 16, 2014. The officials met with Northwest growers and packers regarding export protocol compliance.(Courtesy Bob Bishop, USDA Trade Specialist)
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    Reopening of Chinese apple market is welcome news for growers

Reopening of Chinese apple market is welcome news for growers

By |November 25th, 2014|

Industry grateful as biggest apple crop ever prepares to ship.

Understanding how tart cherry trees work is key to quality and cost control

By |November 24th, 2014|

Ask an orchard manager, just how good a job do you have to do to keep it producing high quality fruit year after year?

Fighting food fraud with forensics

By |November 20th, 2014|

Each apple has a chemical fingerprint that links it to the place it was grown.
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    Washington wine and juice grape tonnage soars; juice prices fall

Washington wine and juice grape tonnage soars; juice prices fall

By |November 17th, 2014|

Cash prices to Concord grape growers for 2014 crop plummet to $110 per ton.

Growers sought for Piqa pears

By |November 16th, 2014|

The New Zealand company Prevar is looking for orchardists in North America who would like to grow new Piqa [...]

Network promotes Prosser wines

By |November 16th, 2014|

A new organization called Prosser Wine Network was formed in Washington State last spring to promote Prosser wines. The [...]