age / 34
crops / Apples, cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines and wine grapes
title / General manager
business / Gilbert Orchards
education / Pomona College
What’s been your greatest challenge?
I think the toughest years for me personally were the
Cash prices to Concord grape growers for 2014 crop plummet to $110 per ton.
The Northern Grapes Project has received an additional $2.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crops Research Initiative to complete the final two years of the multistate effort, which began in
July 3 is the deadline to register for one of three, half-day workshops on grapevine viruses and associated diseases to be held during the second week of July. The afternoon workshops are being held in
Sherri Swingle joins the Washington Wine Industry Foundation board of directors. Swingle, who was the executive director of the Northwest Wine Benefit Foundation, brings marketing, event and fundraising experience to the WWIF board. She is
It is a large international regulatory body with inherent inertia.
The April 15 deadline approaches for viticulture students to apply for the Washington State Grape Society annual scholarship.
This year the group may award up to $1,000 to students who are engaged in fields of study
Perimeter sprays: Growers can save money applying pesticides only where they’re most needed.
Two-spotted spider mite has the capability to develop tolerance to miticides in wine grapes.