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April 15

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Page 44 of 55 GOOD FRUIT GROWER APRIL 15, 2014 45 R u r a l C o m m u n i t y D e v e l o p m e n t Resources. The center offers educational workshops on farming, regulations, laws, computers, financial management, and recordkeeping. It also helps farmers obtain low-interest loans. For more information, call (509) 453- 3157 or check the website www.centerfor Kirk Mayer named Apple Ciitizen K irk Mayer, manager of the Washing- ton Growers Clearing House Associ- ation, has been named Apple Citizen of the Year by the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival. Festival royalty Queen Roslyn Thompson and Princesses Nikara Morgan and Caroline Dahl presented Mayer with the award. Mayer, a graduate of Cashmere High School, joined Growers Clearing House 41 years ago as assistant manager after graduating from Washington State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He has been manager since 1997, when his predeces- sor Leo Sax retired. The association represents 2,000 Washington tree fruit growers on legislative and regulatory issues and pub- lishes a weekly bulletin reporting vol- umes of tree fruits shipped from the state and prices obtained. Mayer will be honored at the All Service Club Luncheon in Wenatchee on April 30 and will ride in the Stemilt Growers Apple Blossom Grand Parade on May 3. Steve Black joins Holtzinger S teve Black has been appointed sales manager of Holtzinger Fruit Com- pany, Yakima, Washington. He was pre- viously on the sales desk at Sage Fruit Company, Yakima, for eight years. Black's grandparents had a small orchard in the Buena Heights area of the Yakima Valley, where they grew apples, peaches, apricots, prunes, and cherries. His grandfather Andrew Black, Sr., was a grower and horticulturist in the lower Yakima Valley, and his father, Andy, spent his entire career as an apple salesperson in Yakima until his recent retirement. Steve has spent his life in the produce business. He started working in orchards, then in a warehouse, and was a transpor- tation broker before joining Sage Fruit. 1WT¿GNFU CTGRNCPVGF YKVJVJG OQUVRQRWNCT UGOKFYCTH CPFFYCTH XCTKGVKGU LIKE OUR ROOTSTOCK, our service will grow on you. ALL FRUIT TREE ROOTSTOCK IS OREGON CERTIFIED VIRUS FREE. M.7/M.26/M.9 EML A BUD 9 NIC ® 29 PAJAM 2 ® M.9 NAKB T-337 GENEVA ® 202/30/16/11 c a n b y , o r e g o n 5 0 3 - 2 6 3 - 6 4 0 5 T o l l F r e e 1 - 8 0 0 - 8 5 2 - 2 0 1 8 We also grow a great selection of rootstock varieties for apple, cherry, peach, pear and plum including: APPLE MALUS ANTONOVKA MALUS DOLGO MALUS DOMESTICA CHERRY PRUNUS AVIUM PRUNUS MAHALEB PRUNUS EML A COLT PEACH PRUNUS BESSEYI PRUNUS PERSICA 'LOVELL' PEAR OH X F 87/97/333/513 PYRUS CALLERYANA PYRUS COMMUNIS PYRUS USSURIENSIS PLUM PRUNUS CERASIFERA PRUNUS MARIANA PRUNUS MYROBAL AN PROVENCE QUINCE See our newly updated website, with all of our offerings & availabilities at w w w. w i l l a m e t t e n u r s e r i e s . c o m Inventories are low on many varieties. It's not too early to start thinking about next season. Let us know your needs so we can try to meet them for 2015. DOUBLE WEED BOOM VICTAIR TRAIL TANK PAC MULE 3-POINT WEED SPRAYERS • Wheel follows contour– sprays even width • Boom telescopes–hydraulic cylinder available • Single side model–spray complete row • Boom accommodates various nozzles for special jobs • Chemical mow • 50, 100, 150, 200 gallon stainless steel tank • Full-length mechanical agitation • Line strainer • Deluxe agitator packing gland • Stainless steel lid and strainer • Tractor-mounted pressure regulator and control valves • Tank mounted on rubber saddles • Choice of diaphragm pumps • Suction shut-off valve • Liquid level sight gauge • 200, 300, 400, 500 gallon stainless steel tank • Line strainer • Full-length mechanical agitation • Suction shut-off valve • Deluxe packing gland bearings • Choice of diaphragm pumps • Tractor-mounted pressure regular and control valves • Tank secured on rubber- mounted saddles • Tires available from narrow to wide widths Heavyweight Performance! Lightweight Price! Mistifier Phone: 509-248-0318 • FAX: 509-248-0914 • • Steve Black Kirk Mayer

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