Ross Courtney

Phytoplasmas found in stone fruit

By |February 15th, 2019|

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Washington cherry growers, by now, know the dangers of phytoplasmas that cause little cherry disease and are on the lookout

Digging into soil bacteria and chlorosis

By |February 14th, 2019|

WSU researcher searches for ways to use the connection between soil microbiology and Concord vine health.

Risk reduction has its rewards

By |February 13th, 2019|

Panelists share some key tips to help bring success to your orchard.

BC Tree Fruits restructures

By |February 7th, 2019|

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BC Tree Fruits, which packs the bulk of British Columbia’s apples, has laid off a few familiar faces as part

Highlights in the new Farm Bill

By |February 5th, 2019|

2018 Farm Bill includes several provisions that affect the tree fruit industry.

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.

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