Recently published articles featured on Good Fruit Grower.

  • Sweet Rosa Lynn

Sweet Rosa Lynn

  • November 28th, 2014

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

  • 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.
  • Mylar machine moves fast

Mylar machine moves fast

  • November 26th, 2014
Antonio Montoya invented a machine that takes most of the labor out of laying a reflective mulch.
  • 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.
  • Exploring on-farm hydropower

Exploring on-farm hydropower

  • November 2nd, 2014
After helping growers install superior fish screens, the Farmers Conservation Alliance is looking at the potential for turbines in canals.
  • Optical sorters come to wineries

Optical sorters come to wineries

  • November 1st, 2014
The same type of high-tech sorting equipment used by tree fruit packers is being adopted in the wine industry.
  • Research tackles decay issue

Research tackles decay issue

  • October 15th, 2014
A new project will focus on controlling decay and finding pollinizers that are not disease hosts.
  • Chose plant material wisely

Chose plant material wisely

  • October 15th, 2014
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates will plant nematode-resistant rootstocks for the first time in Washington on a small scale.
  • Marketer is smitten

Marketer is smitten

  • October 15th, 2014
Randy Steensma thinks the New Zealand apple Smitten has a big future.