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.

The small print has a big impact in new Farm Bill

By |February 5th, 2019|

Unexpected language change in Farm Bill adds protections for intellectual property of new varieties.

Advances in automation pump up pear packers

By |January 24th, 2019|

Packing line improvements point to progress on pesky pear packing problems.

A pick of packing house highlights

By |January 24th, 2019|

Packing house highlights: Kershaw innovates old-school style, Washington Fruit stacks with robots and Columbia Fruit finds new vision with improved tunnel.

When using MCP, know your warehouse goals

By |January 17th, 2019|

Timing of MCP treatment depends on the aim of postharvest management.

Cosmic contribution to Clean Plant Center

By |January 15th, 2019|

Using WA 38 graft wood fees, nursery institute donates funds for new growth chamber to Clean Plant Center Northwest.

Peracetic acid shines in sanitizer study

By |January 15th, 2019|

WSU researcher tinkers with sanitizers and best ways to use them.

Warming up to Arctic apples

By |January 10th, 2019|

Canadian developers of first GMO apple plan for expansion.

Driver shortage could mean trouble down the road

By |January 10th, 2019|

Agricultural trucking lobbyist updates apple industry on driver pool, legislative efforts.

Pear industry pitches American-grown canned fruit

By |January 9th, 2019|

Buyers urged to buy American because "Kids CAN taste the difference" between U.S. pears and imports

Financial partners offer growers growing opportunities

By |January 3rd, 2019|

Orchardists, packers seek capital from outside investors to modernize and expand.

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