Good Fruit Grower

March 15

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GOOD JOB Industry people in the news. Charlie Hoppes, left, presents the Industry Service Award to Roger Gamache. some 70 different winemakers. He also manages the company's apple and cherry orchards. Rodriquez joined Sagemoor in 1974 as a laborer, becoming foreman in the 1980s working with Erick Hanson, and was eventually promoted to production manager, according to Sagemoor's general manager Kent Waliser. "He's a self-taught man and has a gift managing different people and matching them with the right job and crop." Roger Gamache, fourth generation Yakima Valley farmer, received the grape association's Industry Service Award. Gamache and his brother Bob went against conventional wisdom in the early 1980s to plant wine grapes at a time when Washington wines were largely unproven and unknown. At the urging of acclaimed winemaker Charlie Hoppes, who agreed to oversee winemaking operations, the brothers founded Gamache Vintners in 2002. The winery has a tasting room in the Prosser Vintner's Village. Gamache has a long history of industry involvement, from serving as past president of the grape association, president of the national Wine Grape Growers of America, member of the Wine Advisory Committee, steering committee member of the World Vinifera Conference held in Seattle in 1995 and 2000, and is chair of the Winegrape Growers of America. Grape growers give awards S Servando Rodriguez received the Grower of the Year award from Rob Griffin of Barnard Griffin Winery. ervando Rodriquez, production manager for Sagemoor Vineyards, Pasco, Washington, received the Erick Hanson Memorial Grower of the Year Award from the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers during their annual meeting in February. In presenting the award, Rob Griffin of Barnard Griffin Winery said that Rodriquez is well respected by his peers and does an excellent job managing the Sagemoor, Baccus, and Dionysus Vineyards and working with Certified Organic & Kosher crop aid that reduces sources of food to pests and bacteria I Dwight Mickey named Pennsylvania Grower of the Year C hambersburg, Pennsylvania, fruit grower Dwight Mickey was named Grower of the Year by the State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania. Mickey and his family operate Shatzer Fruit Market, where they grow and sell peaches, apples, and fruit products. Mickey works with researchers in on-farm research on rootstocks, chemical thinning, and mechanical thinning. "His most notable contribution has been working with the Pennsylvania Farm Show commodity booth, donating more than 3,000 hours over the last 27 years," said Phil Baugher, president of Adams County Nursery, who presented the award. Mickey not only works at the show, but wins. Over the last 40 years, the farm has won more then 3,500 ribbons and prizes for its fruit entries. Mickey received the award during the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. ets OVS Apart? CONVENIENT ONE-STOP SHOPPING PREHARVEST PROGRAM treats • fire blight • mildew • scab Proudly offering oudly offering the full-line • gummosis • codling moth • woolly aphid Also, increases sugar Brix in leaves & fruit. POST-HARVEST PROGRAM reduces • decay and rot in storage • ethylene production isit to download your copy of rellis Supplies Catalog today! We stock only the highest quality vineyard, apple, and berry trellis systems e berry OVS AURORA 19658 HWY. 99 E. Hubbard, OR (971) 216-0111 OVS MCMINNVILLE 2700 St. Joseph RD. McMinnville, OR (503) 435-2700 OVS MEDFORD Distribution Warehouse Warehouse 640A Mason Way Way Medford, OR 97501 (541) 613-7330 OVS UMATILLA UMATILLA Distribution Warehouse Warehouse COLO Logistics 30900 Launch Lane Umatilla, OR 97882 (800) 653-2216 ext.1 For more information, please call us or visit our Web site. Roger & Sally Ellis Organic Farms LLC Rober Ellis (509) 945-1718 Jim Davis (509) 945-2946 GOOD FRUIT GROWER March 15, 2013 ML910-01-108190-2 Tree Wash is not a pesticide. 47

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