Feedback wanted on Washington’s consolidation plan

  • December 6th, 2013

Four Washington tree fruit industry organizations will consolidate next summer, and the question now is how best to do it, Robert Kershaw told members of the Washington State Horticultural Association at their annual meeting.

“People keep asking me what are the odds of this coming together,” he said. “It’s a [...]

  • Hort Association bestows honors

Hort Association bestows honors

  • December 5th, 2013
Kent Christensen, president of Independent Warehouse, Inc., in Dryden, Washington, received the Washington State Horticultural Association’s Silver Pear Award during the association’s annual meeting in December.
  • Learn by doing

Learn by doing

  • November 27th, 2013
Jeff Colombini has learned the hard way that not all growing techniques fit his conditions.
  • A passion for research

A passion for research

  • November 22nd, 2013
Jim McFerson is passionate about bringing the benefits of research and extension to the entire tree fruit industry
  • Last Bite: What are they talking about?

Last Bite: What are they talking about?

  • November 18th, 2013

1 “Our biggest fear was jettisoning good fruit.”  —Paul Koch
a. Overzealous inspector
b. In-field sorting
c. Nondestructive fruit quality
detector
d. Ozone generator

2 “The gee-whiz factor runs cold pretty quickly.”  —Sanjiv Singh
a. Autonomous vehicle
b. Robotic harvesting
c. Granny Smith
d. Yield scout

3 “The key was keeping it very simple so if there’s an issue [...]