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Eladio Gonzalez, a young grower from Selah, Washington

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

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.

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Nick Mackay, a young grower from Pasco, Washington

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

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

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Mike McLaren, a young grower from Salem, Oregon

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

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

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Joe Brandt, a young grower from Wapato, Washington

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

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

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Ryan Bond, a young grower from The Dalles, Oregon

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

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.

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Former MSU president, Dr. Gordon Guyer, 1926-2016

April 13th, 2016|0 Comments

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Dr. Gordon Guyer, Michigan State University’s 18th president and longtime head of MSU Extension, has

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OSU soil scientist to lead southern Oregon ag research station

April 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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Soil scientist Richard Roseberg of Oregon State University and the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station (OAES)

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Hortau expands in Pacific Northwest

March 30th, 2016|1 Comment

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Hortau, a provider of precision irrigation management systems, is expanding its full line of products

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New hire for Pear Bureau Northwest

March 30th, 2016|0 Comments

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Pear Bureau Northwest has hired Morgan Cairns as its sampling and event coordinator.

Cairns brings diverse

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Nye retires from Chateau Ste. Michelle after 35 years

March 18th, 2016|0 Comments

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Mimi Nye, who has been the sole manager for Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Canoe Ridge Estate

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OSU names new director of Food Innovation Center

March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

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Oregon State University has named David Stone, a public health toxicologist and communications expert, as

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Women in Agriculture Conference on March 19

March 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

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On March 19, the 2016 Women in Agriculture Conference will offer women in Washington, Idaho,

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WSU begins historic Ravenholt Lecture Series

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Posthumous donation makes wine science lecture series possible.

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Northwest canning pear inventories remain high as pressure mounts from imports

February 26th, 2016|0 Comments

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In Jay Grandy’s last meeting as the manager of the Washington-Oregon Canning Pear Association, he

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Roger Hudson, a young grower from Sanger, California

February 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Roger is a sixth-generation grower of about 180 acres of tree fruit.

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Sierra Williams, a Young Grower from Cedaredge, Colorado

February 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Sierra, a fifth-generation tree fruit grower, is one of three siblings and is the daughter of Dan and Connie Williams.

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Gibson’s drive

February 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Silver Pear Award winner, Don Gibson, leads from the road.

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Griggs appointed to Apple Commission

February 18th, 2016|0 Comments

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John Griggs, a grower from Orondo, Washington, will serve on the Washington Apple Commission until

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Washington grape growers honor industry members

February 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington wine industry honored several long-time industry members for their pioneering involvement and advancement

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IFTA honors industry leaders

February 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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The International Fruit Tree Association presented its 2016 award winners tonight (Monday) at the annual

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Canvasback puts down roots

February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Brian Rudin practices a vineyard-focused approach to winemaking.

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Catherine Kiyokawa, a Young Grower from Parkdale, Oregon

January 29th, 2016|2 Comments

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.

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Family Legacy

January 28th, 2016|0 Comments

New McDougall and Sons orchard honors the past and heralds the future.

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Cherry industry crowns 72nd Cherry King

January 15th, 2016|3 Comments

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Longtime grower Dennis Jones was crowned the 72nd Cherry King during the Cherry Institute meeting

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Innovation and inspiration: 2015 Silver Apple Award

January 13th, 2016|0 Comments

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

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Nick Plath, a young grower from George, Washington

December 30th, 2015|0 Comments

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grower / George, Washington
age / 26
crops / Apples, cherries, and wine grapes
business / Washington Fruit

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WSU virologist retires

December 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Ken Eastwell will continue to work on little cherry disease after his retirement.

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Surviving as a small grower

December 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Sam Godwin has strategies for staying competitive.

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Readers win GFG prizes

December 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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Scott Jacky, manager of orchard operations for Valley Fruit in Wapato, Washington, won the Great Gator

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Pome pathologist joins WSU

November 16th, 2015|0 Comments

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Plant pathologist Dr. Achour Amiri has joined Washington State University with the goal of helping

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Ross Courtney named Associate Editor at Good Fruit Grower

November 12th, 2015|0 Comments

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Good Fruit Grower is gaining a new associate editor. Ross Courtney, an award-winning writer with the

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Coming in January: Nominations for WA Cherry Marketing Committee

November 4th, 2015|0 Comments

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Nominations for grower and handler positions on the Washington Cherry Marketing Committee will take place

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Pear Bureau’s Kennedy honored among produce industry young leaders

November 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

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Pear Bureau Northwest, the non-profit marketing organization that represents the 1,600 pear growers of Oregon

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Scientists join ARS Hall of Fame

November 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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Dr. Ralph Scorza, research horticulturist and lead scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Appalachian

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University of Georgia honors peach grower

November 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has presented South Carolina peach

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Chief operations officer retires from C&O Nursery

November 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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Richard “Dick” Snyder has retired as chief operations officer of C&O Nursery based in Wenatchee,

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Jake Robison, a Young Grower from Chelan, Washington

October 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Jake is a fourth generation farmer who grows tree fruit on 120 acres. He’s the son of Dave and Karla Robison and nephew to Allen Robison.

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Mike Willett named manager of Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission

October 19th, 2015|0 Comments

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Dr. Mike Willett, vice president for scientific affairs at the Northwest Horticultural Council, has been

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WSU AgWeatherNet director leaving

October 13th, 2015|0 Comments

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The director of Washington State University’s AgWeatherNet program, Gerrit Hoogenboom, has accepted a position at

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Remembering Richard “Dick” Lehnert -1942-2015

October 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Distinguished editor, researcher, and writer influenced the horticulture industry for 52 years.

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Brett Valicoff, a Young Grower from Wapato, Washington

September 30th, 2015|1 Comment

Brett Valicoff is a fourth-generation grower who returned to the farm to help plan and build a modern apple packing line in Wapato, Washington.

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Leadership change at WSU Mount Vernon

September 28th, 2015|0 Comments

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Chad Kruger is the new director for the Washington State University Mount Vernon Northwestern Research

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As legacy ends, another begins

September 17th, 2015|2 Comments

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In England, the Yorkshire city of Huddersfield can be found near the confluence of the

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Andy Smith, a Young Grower from Poplar Grove, Illinois

September 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Andy Smith, from Edwards Apple Orchard, talks with Good Fruit Grower about how his family grew the business from a small farm market to one of the most popular farm destinations in the Midwest.

Grower, philanthropist Marvin Sundquist, 1926-2015

August 31st, 2015|0 Comments

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Marvin Sundquist, retired owner of Sundquist Fruit and Cold Storage in Yakima, Washington, died Saturday.

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GFG Associate Editor Richard Lehnert, 1942-2015

August 31st, 2015|10 Comments

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Richard Lehnert, associate editor with Good Fruit Grower for the past six years, died suddenly

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WAEF honors Shindler as volunteer of the year

August 27th, 2015|0 Comments

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Mallory Shindler is a volunteer of the year

The Washington Apple Education Foundation has named Mallory

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Des Layne takes new WSU position in Pullman

August 26th, 2015|0 Comments

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Dr. Desmond Layne, hired by Washington State University three years ago as its tree fruit

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McFerson named director of WSU Tree Fruit Research Center

August 26th, 2015|0 Comments

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Dr. Jim McFerson assumed the new role of director of Washington State University’s Tree Fruit

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Researchers honored at Hort Science conference

August 19th, 2015|0 Comments

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Four postharvest physiologists fared well in early August, gaining recognition for their work during the