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.

Rain on the cherry parade

By |May 31st, 2019|

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Firm estimates were unavailable, but a rainy month of May has derailed what was projected to have been a record

Winter cherry modeling is coming

By |May 29th, 2019|

OSU researcher builds cherry bud cold hardiness model for AgWeatherNet.

Cherry marketers testing foreign waters

By |May 28th, 2019|

Northwest Cherries experiments with developing markets in three Southeast Asian nations.

Taking apples in a new direction

By |May 23rd, 2019|

Growers turn bi-ax tree system sideways for WA 38 plantings.

The margins of mechanization

By |May 22nd, 2019|

Oregon State University economist assesses the costs and benefits of mechanizing vineyard tasks.

Washington’s drought worsens

By |May 20th, 2019|

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A recent spell of rainy weather hasn’t helped much. Washington’s drought has officially gotten worse anyway.

Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded

Cherry growers gather to update crop estimate

By |May 15th, 2019|

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Growers and industry representatives from five Northwest cherry producing states predicted a crop of about 23.6 million 20-pound box equivalents

Northwest Cherry Growers estimate 24.9 million boxes, third largest crop

By |May 14th, 2019|

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Cherry growers in the Northwest have announced their first crop estimate of the season, and if they’re right, 2019 is

USDA proposes Fuji grading changes

By |May 9th, 2019|

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed a change to apple grading standards.

Earlier this week, the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service

Working holidays a lifestyle for some ag workers

By |May 9th, 2019|

Traveling, camping workers pitch in for British Columbia’s busy tree fruit season.

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