Recently published articles featured on Good Fruit Grower.

  • People count at Duckwall Fruit

People count at Duckwall Fruit

  • December 17th, 2014
Duckwall’s mission is to mold a team who will achieve the best possible results for its growers and customers, and ultimately consumers.
  • Manage nutrients precisely

Manage nutrients precisely

  • December 16th, 2014
There are both environmental and economic advantages to matching fertilizer applications to the trees’ needs.
  • Sweet Rosa Lynn

Sweet Rosa Lynn

  • December 11th, 2014
José Ramirez’s daughter is named after apple named after his wife.

Full meal deal

  • December 9th, 2014
Seed meal may be more expensive than fumigation, but it has additional benefits.
  • Quiet innovators – 2014 Growers of the Year

Quiet innovators – 2014 Growers of the Year

Brothers Craig and Mike O’Brien have been testing the limits of tree density in an effort to maximize yields and stay competitive. Their innovative and inspiring approach has earned them the title of Good Fruit Growers of the Year.
  • Sweet Rosa Lynn

Sweet Rosa Lynn

  • November 28th, 2014

The new apple variety Rosa Lynn is named after the wives of the two [...]

  • 2014 Silver Apple Award goes to Jerry Haak

2014 Silver Apple Award goes to Jerry Haak

  • November 28th, 2014
Jerry Haak had a passion for growing fruit and finding better ways to do it. He used cutting-edge techniques not only to increase his yields, but to produce higher quality fruit and use labor more efficiently.
  • New tree fruit association will expand services

New tree fruit association will expand services

  • November 28th, 2014
The new Washington Tree Fruit Association plans to expand its services to the industry, says President Jon DeVaney, who will be busy working on legislative affairs in the state capital of Olympia in the coming session.
  • Growers’ advocate ends 42-year career

Growers’ advocate ends 42-year career

  • November 27th, 2014
During his four decades working at the Washington Growers Clearing House Association, Kirk Mayer saw the Washington apple crop grow from 25 million boxes to 140 million and availability of labor become an increasing concern.
  • Good Point: That unwashed grape

Good Point: That unwashed grape

  • November 26th, 2014
FSMA is another example of how a good idea (here, improved food safety for consumers) is forged into a federal law with little understanding by legislators of the complexities of the actual situation.
  • Automated trap simplifies research

Automated trap simplifies research

  • November 20th, 2014

Researchers at Michigan State University used the SemiosBio automated “camera trap” monitoring system last [...]

  • Daniel Symms, 1961-2014

Daniel Symms, 1961-2014

  • November 16th, 2014

Daniel Thomas Symms, great-grandson of the founder of Symms Fruit Ranch in Caldwell, Idaho, [...]

  • Apple art winner

Apple art winner

  • November 14th, 2014

Laura Ramirez, 18, of Sunnyside, Washington, was the grand-prize winner in the Washington Apple [...]

  • Ideas from Mars

Ideas from Mars

  • November 9th, 2014
Horticulturist takes inspiration from NASA to envision crews of robots in the orchard.
  • Robots that fly

Robots that fly

UAVs—also known as drones—are waiting in the wings to come into orchards and vineyards.