Robert Kershaw, 1938-2019

By |May 15th, 2019|

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Good Fruit Grower received the following announcement, dated May 13, about the passing of Domex Superfresh Growers co-founder Robert “Bob”

Stephen Garczynski, 1960-2019

By |February 21st, 2019|

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Stephen Garczynski, research geneticist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Wapato, Washington, died Feb. 9.

Garczynski was born in Philadelphia,

IFTA founder Wallace Heuser has died

By |February 7th, 2019|

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Wallace Heuser, recognized internationally as an authority on tree fruit, rootstocks and orchard systems, has died. Heuser, 90, died Feb.

James K. Ballard, 1920-2017

By |January 4th, 2018|

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James K. Ballard, a WSU Extension agent for Yakima County from 1962-81 and former contributor to Good Fruit Grower, died

Oregon State researcher Wang has died

By |April 28th, 2017|

Dr. Yan Wang, who led postharvest physiology research at Oregon State University, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 27. His age was not immediately available Friday.

Kurt Schlect, 1954-2017

By |February 9th, 2017|

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Kurt Don Schlect, a lifelong grower in the Yakima Valley, passed away Feb. 5 at the University of Washington Medical Center

Arkansas fruit breeder Moore dies at 85

By |January 27th, 2017|

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Jim Moore, a longtime fruit breeder, who was influential in the tree fruit industry died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at

Washington grower and packer Gary W. Hansen dies at 73

By |January 19th, 2017|

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Gary W. Hansen, the former president of Hansen Fruit and Cold Storage of Yakima, Washington, died Jan. 15 after a

Bruce Zahn, 1925-2016

By |January 6th, 2017|

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Bruce A. Zahn, a prominent grower who lived in Bridgeport, Washington, passed away December 9, 2016, at age 91.

According to

Washington horticulturalist Fred Valentine dies

By |December 12th, 2016|

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Fred Valentine, a longtime field horticulturist and former president of the Washington State Horticultural Association, died December 4. He was

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