Good Fruit Grower

April 15

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GOOD JOB Industry New Apple Commission members people in the news. T The Washington Apple Commission has three new board members. Greg Clevenger, who handles marketing in Asia and Europe for Northern Fruit Company, East Wenatchee, has been elected to the Wenatchee district dealer position on the board that Mike Hambelton has held since 2001. Michael Roche, general manager of Roche Fruit Company, Inc., Yakima, has been elected to the Yakima producer position held by George Allan of Allan Brothers, Inc., since 2004. Dave Robison, who operates an orchard with his brother Al Robison at Twenty-Five-Mile Creek at Lake Chelan, has been elected to the Wenatchee district producer position held by Dale Foreman since 2001. Robison is a board member at Chelan Fruit Cooperative. The new board members are serving a three-year term that began March 1. I Jim Moyer joins WSU Greg Clevenger Call for: • • • • • • TREES ROOTSTOCK INTERSTEMS BENCH GRAFTS SLEEPING EYES ROYALTIES D r. Jim Moyer, plant pathologist at North Carolina State University, has been named director of Washington State University's Agricultural Research Center, with a starting date of May 1. He succeeds Dr. Ralph Cavalieri, who is now WSU's associate vice president for alternative energy. Moyer grew up in Dayton, Washington, and earned a bachelor's degree in agronomy at WSU in 1971. He has a master's degree and a doctorate in plant pathology from Pennsylvania State University, where he was a graduate student of WSU president emeritus Sam Smith when he was a plant pathologist there. In 1976, Moyer joined the faculty at North Carolina State, where research has focused on virology and, specifically, tospoviruses. He has been head of the department of plant pathology for the past decade. Moyer was president of the American Phytopathological Society in 2008-2009. HIGH QUALI EST TY FR TREES UIT ! TOP QUALITY VIRUS TESTED VERY COMPETITIVE PRICING Michael Roche I Goal is to identify overlaps and gaps F Dave Robison our Washington tree fruit industry groups are participating in a task force that will look at how their services to the industry can be streamlined. The Industry Association Coordination Task Force is made up of two members each from the Washington State Horticultural Association, Washington Growers Clearing House Association, Wenatchee Valley Traffic Association, and Yakima Valley Growers and Shippers Association, along with two at-large members. Leading the effort is West Mathison, president of Stemilt Growers, Inc., Wenatchee. Two years ago, while president of the Hort Association, Mathison noted that the groups have overlapping functions. He suggested that it would be in the industry's interest to try to eliminate duplication so that it can engage more effectively in legislative and regulatory issues. Kirk Mayer, manager of the Growers Clearing House, said one of the first steps is to identify what each group does and where the overlaps or gaps might be. Mathison said the task force members have been very collaborative and open-minded and will be doing a lot of industry outreach before moving forward. I New positions at Bryant Christie B ryant Christie, Inc., of Seattle and Sacramento has named Matt Lantz vice president of global access; Kimberly Berry senior manager of data services; and Alicia Adler as senior manager for international marketing. Bryant Christie helps clients access and expand international markets, focusing on the agriculture, food, and beverage sectors. Jim Moyer CONTRACTS FOR 2014, 2015 & beyond Custom Contracted Apple, Pear, Cherry & Peach Trees ) Order 2015 Trees and 2014 Sleepy Eyes now Paul Tvergyak: 509-669-0689 We ship nationwide, so please call for price and availability! 509/662-6931 1261 Ringold Rd., PO Box 300 • Eltopia, WA 99330 GOOD FRUIT GROWER April 15, 2013 5

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