Ross Courtney

Ross Courtney

About Ross Courtney

Ross Courtney is an associate editor for Good Fruit Grower, writing articles and taking photos for the print magazine and website. He has a degree from Pacific Lutheran University. -- Follow the author -- Contact: 509-930-8798 or email.

Handle Geneva 41 with care

By |July 18th, 2018|

Popular G.41 rootstock takes extra work, but can succeed.

USDA extends labor housing program to growers putting up H-2A workers

By |July 10th, 2018|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture administrates loans and grants designed to employers who build or improve housing for farmworkers, but they had always been restricted to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

WSU reveals its wild cider

By |June 12th, 2018|

Students start cider apple breeding program to learn techniques.

Mexico slaps tariffs on U.S. apples

By |June 5th, 2018|

Country's largest apple export market retaliates over steel and aluminum tariffs.

Plans within plants

By |June 5th, 2018|

Managing sheer number of samples, volume of data is focus for breeding program.

Post-Cosmic question: What’s next?

By |June 5th, 2018|

With launch of WA 38 underway, WSU’s apple breeding program hopes to build on successes.

Cherries chugging to China again

By |June 1st, 2018|

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Cherry shipments to China seem to be moving again, just in time for the Northwest’s annual harvest.

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Trade disputes broaden

By |May 31st, 2018|

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U.S. fruit growers, already burdened with new tariffs from China, now have to deal with duties from Mexico.

The Mexican government

Growing at a high level

By |May 23rd, 2018|

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Planting 60 percent Lapins. Wrapping trunks with insulation. Expecting some trees to die every year. Growing cherries at 2,500 feet

In case of smoke, take quick action

By |May 23rd, 2018|

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Wine grape growers should keep insurance in mind if they see smoke on the horizon this year.

In the wake of

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