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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  • 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 [...]

  • Fernandez and Mullinax join Good Fruit Grower

Fernandez and Mullinax join Good Fruit Grower

  • November 18th, 2013

Yakima, WA — Maria Fernandez and T.J. Mullinax have joined Good Fruit Grower magazine as Circulation Manager and Digital Producer, respectively, Managing Editor Casey Corr announced today.

Based in Yakima, Washington, Good Fruit Grower is the nation’s leading tree-fruit and wine-grape grower publication, circulating to 50 states and 50 countries.

Fernandez [...]

In The Box

  • November 18th, 2013

Apple cruncher
Dear Good Fruit Grower:

Chloe is the daughter of my daughter, Andrea, and her husband, Kyle Underwood. Their little family of three is currently living with me and my wife, Kathy. This is a true story about Chloe. Every year during apple harvest, we place a bin of [...]

  • Pat Hagood,  1924–2013

Pat Hagood, 1924–2013

  • November 18th, 2013

Journalist Helen Patricia Hagood, who wrote for Good Fruit Grower during the 1970s, died in Springfield, Oregon, on September 13. She was 89.

Hagood was born in Dixonville, Oregon. After graduating from Roseburg High School, she attended Oregon State College in Corvallis, Oregon, where she was the first female editor [...]