A humble leader (Video)

Throughout his career, WSU entomologist Jay Brunner has turned science into economic reality for Washington State tree fruit growers.

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  • Honorees announced for Washington Wine auction

Honorees announced for Washington Wine auction

  • May 16th, 2014

The Auction of Washington Wines named Larry and Dick Olsen, and Tom and Anne-Marie Hedges as honorees for the 27th annual events this summer.

Larry and Dick Olsen are the auction’s 2014 Honorary Growers for their over 40 years as growers, establishing Olsen Brothers Vineyards in 1972, which now grows [...]

Steve Black joins Holtzinger

  • April 16th, 2014

Steve Black has been appointed sales manager of Holtzinger Fruit Company, Yakima, Washington. He was previously on the sales desk at Sage Fruit Company, Yakima, for eight years.

Black’s grandparents had a small orchard in the Buena Heights area of the Yakima Valley, where they grew apples, peaches, apricots, prunes, [...]

  • Kate Moser, Young Grower from Walnut Grove, California

Kate Moser, Young Grower from Walnut Grove, California

  • April 15th, 2014

age / 33
crops / wine grapes, 200 acres in apples, 100 acres pears,
business / Darsie, Hutchinson & Pettigrew, Inc.
education / English and journalism focus
other experience / Learning from father and and ranch foreman Alfonso Casillas about the daily operation of the farm

Q:  What was your [...]

In the Box

  • April 15th, 2014

Puffer research
Dear Good Fruit Grower:
I am a University of California pomology farm advisor and have worked in the pear industry for going on 26 years. I read the article on WSU mating disruption research in the March 1 Good Fruit Grower and noted that it stated that mating [...]

  • Sean & Joe Naumes, Young Growers from Medford Oregon

Sean & Joe Naumes, Young Growers from Medford Oregon

  • April 5th, 2014

growers / Medford, Oregon

(Sean, left) age / 24
crops / Pears and vineyard
education / Santa Clara University
title / Operations and production assistant

(Joe, right) age / 24
crops / Pears
education / University of Advanced Technology in Arizona
title / Information technology assistant

other info / Sean and Joe [...]