age / 28
crops / Organic cherries and apples
title / Farm manager
business / Adolfo Alvarez Farm David works with his father, Adolfo, and his uncles.
education / Graduated from Prosser High School and learned from his family
The Yakima Herald-Republic’s Ross Courtney visited Sea-Tac airport to watch cherries from the Yakima and Wenatchee areas get loaded for fast delivery aboard a China Eastern Airlines 777 cargo plane.
Cherries sure mean a lot
For the fourth consecutive year, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has conducted a trial to provide the Northwest cherry industry basic information about residues of commonly used pesticides.
These studies are intended to help growers
Michigan Pomesters look at ways to turn apple trials into real-world application.
Three short videos highlighting tips for tree-fruit growers from the 2014 Cherry Institute in Yakima, Washington.
Editor’s note: the sound quality for these videos provided to Good Fruit Grower is less than ideal.
Tips to manage cherry
BJ Thurlby of Northwest Cherry Growers continues to have a bullish outlook on this year’s crop. Growers are expecting the 2nd biggest cherry harvest, plus excellent quality.
He’s especially excited about the alignment of factors that
Washington State has been warm, the warmest spring in 20 years, says AgWeatherNet meteorologist Nic Loyd.
And also amazing: Washington saw one of its coolest early growing seasons in 2011, only to see a dramatic increase in