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  • Kevin Kenoyer, a young grower from Cashmere, Washington. (TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower)

Kevin Kenoyer, a young grower from Cashmere, Washington

April 15th, 2019|0 Comments family background/Kevin is a fourth-generation grower who grew up in the Wenatchee River Valley. He graduated from Washington State University with a degree in fruit and vegetable management, is the son of Kim and Dan Kenoyer and is married to Kiera Kenoyer. age/26 grower/Cashmere, Washington crops/Cherries, apples, pears business/Wilbur-Ellis

Dustin Tobin, a young grower from Grandview, Washington

April 1st, 2019|0 Comments family background/Dustin grew up working with his family at Dave Tobin Farms and studied viticulture and enology at Walla Walla Community College and Washington State University. He’s the son of Carmen and Dave Tobin. age/36 crops/grapes, apples and cherries business/Precept Wine Brands How did you get your start? Growing

Roland Markgraf, a young grower from Kelowna, British Columbia

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments family background / Roland will be graduating from University of British Columbia with a degree in horticulture and hopes to pursue his graduate degree in plant genetics. He currently works for the family farm, H&S, and worked with the sterile codling moth insect release program in British Columbia. Roland

Nereyida Ponce, a young grower from Prosser, Washington

January 31st, 2019|0 Comments family background/Nereyida grew up on her family’s farm growing Concord grapes. She is pursuing her university degree in viticulture and enology and is a viticulture technician at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and 14 Hands Winery. She is the daughter of Francisco and Victoria-Torres Ponce. age/23 crops/grapes business/Ste. Michelle Wine

Dan Norman, a young grower from Sparta, Michigan

January 14th, 2019|0 Comments family background/ Dan is a first-generation tree fruit grower who wants to build on the farm’s family legacy built by his father-in-law, Rodney Klenk, in Western Michigan. He graduated from Central Michigan University, is married to Natalie Norman and is the son of Dan and Dawn Norman. age/26 grower/Sparta,

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

A robot’s rules for pruning — Video

By |February 10th, 2020|Categories: February 1st 2020 Issue, Kate Prengaman, New Developments, Research, Technology and equipment, TJ Mullinax, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Robotic harvest remains the Holy Grail of orchard automation, but researchers continue their pursuit of pruning technology.