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.

Variety Watch: Koru rolls down red carpet

By |March 14th, 2018|

First commercial U.S. shipments of chance New Zealand apple variety reach store shelves.

BMSB is still raising a stink

By |March 14th, 2018|

Oregon State entomologist updates Northwest growers on investigations into brown marmorated stink bug.

A gutsy study of pear psylla

By |March 14th, 2018|

Researchers examine genetic contents of insects’ stomachs to find out what they eat and where they hide during winter.

West Coast growers waiting to see results of late chill

By |March 9th, 2018|

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Only time will tell how bad it is, but growers up and down the West Coast are finding some damage

Dobashi named CEO of Wafla

By |March 8th, 2018|

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Wafla, the human resources organization responsible for the bulk of Washington’s H-2A guest workers, has some new staff members, including

No-dig trellis is on solid ground

By |February 12th, 2018|

Agricultural engineer uses steel posts and concrete footings for above-ground trellis system.

The good and bad of different rootstocks

By |February 12th, 2018|

Nursery owner warns growers it’s not as simple as asking which rootstock is the best.

The ripe way for pears in postharvest

By |January 30th, 2018|

Specialist Rob Blakey makes industrywide recommendations for postharvest pear ripening.

Finding success the cooperative way

By |January 24th, 2018|

The fewer grower cooperatives packing fruit in the industry today still play crucial role.

Midsize growers will feel the squeeze

By |January 24th, 2018|

Tree fruit industry poised for consolidation, banker says.

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