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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  • Gabe Dahle, Young Grower Jan. 1, 2014

Gabe Dahle, Young Grower Jan. 1, 2014

Q:  What attracted you to farming?

I was raised on a farm. At first I didn’t want to come back, but I realized I knew a lot and was kind of good at it.

Q:  Looking ahead, what do you think will be your biggest challenges as a grower?

Labor and regulations [...]

  • Hort Association, grape growers bestow honors

Hort Association, grape growers bestow honors

  • January 1st, 2014

Silver Pear

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. Incoming Hort President Steve Zediker, presented the award in recognition of Christensen’s many years of work on behalf of the Pacific Northwest [...]

  • 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 [...]