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Michelle Cortens, a young grower from Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada

December 28th, 2018|0 Comments family background/Michelle is the first generation in her family in agriculture. She grew up in Dryden, Ontario, obtaining her master’s degree at University of Guelph and now is a tree fruit specialist doing farm extension services. She is the daughter of Charmon MacDonald and Marcel Arseneault. age/26 grower/Kentville, Nova

Flor Maldonado, a young grower from Tonasket, Washington

December 7th, 2018|0 Comments family background / Flor grew up on farms, since she was a small child, helping her family establish their own ranch in North Central Washington. She is currently working as a farm special operations manager in and around the Naches and Yakima valleys. She is the daughter of Aristeo

Devyani Isabel Gupta, a young grower in Walla Walla, Washington

October 26th, 2018|0 Comments

family background / Devyani, a past recipient of the Walter J. Clore Scholarship, obtained a degree in viticulture and enology from Walla Walla Community College and bachelor’s degrees in psychology and Spanish from Whitman College. She was raised in Portland, Oregon, by her father, Shantanu Gupta, a computer

Matt Duke, a young grower in Yakima, Washington

September 27th, 2018|0 Comments

family background/Matt is the first generation of his family to work in agriculture. He has a horticulture degree from Washington State University and a career as a crop consultant. He’s the son of Michelle and Dave Duke. age/27 grower/in Yakima, Washington crops/Apples, cherries, pears and stone fruit business/G.S.

  • Steven Murray Jr. during the International Fruit Tree Association Summer Tour in the Napier, New Zealand area on February 26, 2018. (TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower)

Steven Murray Jr., a young grower from Bakersfield, California

June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

family background / Steven has helped change Murray Family Farms’ business, adding farm markets and agritourism at locations in California’s Southern San Joaquin Valley. He graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and is the son of Steve and Vickie Murray. age / 32 crops / Cherries, diversified

Elizabeth Bourcier, a young grower from Walla Walla, Washington

May 29th, 2018|1 Comment

family background / Elizabeth studied winemaking and viticulture at Walla Walla Community College and California Polytechnic State University and is the assistant vigneronne at Cayuse Vineyards in Milton-Freewater, Oregon. She’s the daughter of Betty and Denis Bourcier. grower / Walla Walla, Washington age / 34 crops / Grapes

Nick Anderson, a young grower from The Dalles, Oregon

May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

family background/ Nick graduated from Columbia Gorge Community College, married Annabeth and has a young son and daughter. Beyond working just about every job on the farm, he wants to continue his education taking horticulture and business classes. He’s the son of Bill and Deede Anderson. age/26 crops/Cherries

Bruno Simpson, a young grower from Nelson, New Zealand

April 29th, 2018|0 Comments

family background / Bruno is the third generation of Waimea Nurseries and has been elected to the International New Varieties Network. Bruno is the son of Mike Simpson and Angela Donaldson. grower / Nelson, New Zealand age / 26 crops / Apples, pears, kiwifruit business / Waimea Nurseries,

Yvette Jones, a young grower from Nelson, New Zealand

April 9th, 2018|0 Comments

family background / Yvette grew up traveling around the globe with parents David and Fiona Jones, who work in food technology. She majored in horticulture and is passionate about applied food sciences. age/23 grower/Nelson, New Zealand crops/Apples, pears, kiwifruit business/Horticulturalist How did you get your start? I’m not

Trent Graybill, a young grower from Zillah, Washington

March 15th, 2018|0 Comments

family background / Trent is a first-generation farmer who started growing cherries alongside his wife, Shelly, and father-in-law, Dwayne Bowman. His primary job as an agronomist for Soilcraft Inc. has helped him to finance his cherry blocks. age / 28 crops / Cherries business / Eden Acres and

Tony Guisto, a young grower from Hood River, Oregon

February 24th, 2018|0 Comments

family background/Tony grew up in a logging family in Oregon’s Hood River Valley, headed by his father, Brad Fowler, and mother, Katy Klein. After graduating from the University of Oregon, he and his wife, Millie, have worked to establish their own cherry and pear orchards. age/30 grower/Hood River,

Decline dilemma: No easy answer for rapid apple decline

By |October 24th, 2019|Categories: Apples, Diseases, Kate Prengaman, October 2019 Issue, Production, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Eastern apple growers report a rise in sudden collapse of seemingly healthy young dwarf trees, but is it a new problem or just highly stressed orchards felled by regular foes such as winter injury and drought?