Good Fruit Grower

September 2012

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GOOD JOB Industry people in the news. For the full stories, go to www.good Call for: • TREES • ROOTSTOCK • INTERSTEMS B Catinella joins Pear Bureau Northwest ob Catinella has joined the Pear Bureau Northwest as regional marketing manager in the Mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States. Catinella has 27 years of experience in retail marketing and sales and most recently was manager of retail sales for the specialty food distributor Progressive Gourmet. While there, he helped boost sales by developing strate- gies for national accounts that included Costco, Kroger, Safeway, Walmart, and Whole Foods. Catinella studied business management and com- puter science at the University of Massachusetts in Boston and is based in Sudbury, Massachusetts. His territory for the Pear Bureau covers Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. • BENCH GRAFTS • SLEEPING EYES • ROYALTIES s T Alegria to join USApple board he Washington Apple Commission has nominated board member Jon Alegria, vice president and director of operations for CPC International Apple Company in Tieton, to succeed George Allan on the U.S. Apple Association's board of trustees. The commission also nominated John Wyss for a second three-year term as a USApple trustee. Wyss is government affairs director with Gebbers Farms in Brewster. Other Washington representatives on the USApple board are Frank Davis, John Graden, Mike Wade, Tom Stokes, Bob Price, Suzanne Wolter, and Dale Foreman, who will retire next year. At their meeting on July 19, Apple Commission board members also appointed George Allan to the Northwest Horticultural Council Trustees to succeed Brian Alegria, and reappointed Richard Thomason and Mark Zirkle for two-year terms. Mike Robinson was appointed to take Scott Pryse's place on the Hort Council's TOP QUALITY VIRUS TESTED VERY COMPETITIVE PRICING CONTRACTS FOR 2013, 2014, 2015 Custom Contracted Apple, Pear, Cherry & Peach Trees ) ) Time to place Bench Graft orders and decide on scions. Time to place Rootstock orders for 2014 Dormant Eyes. 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 6 SEPTEMBER 2012 GOOD FRUIT GROWER U nusually wet weather this summer kept Doug Clarke busy driving his tractor through his Peshastin, Washington, cherry orchard to blow off the rain. Washing- ton State University meteorologists reported that this June was the second wettest month of June since 1990 and the coldest since 2001. Rainy weather continued into July, to the chagrin of the state's cherry growers. Doug and his wife, Ann, who took the picture, own a fourth-generation orchard comprising 90 acres of Bartlett, d'Anjou, Comice, Bosc, and Seckel pears; Golden Delicious, Gala, Cameo, and Jonagold apples; and Sweetheart cherries. The Clarkes sell some of their fruit at their roadside stand, and the rest is packed by McDougall and Sons in Wenatchee. Science Advisory Committee, and Ron Britt and Keith Larson were reappointed for two- year terms. The board appointed Mark Zirkle, Tom Riggan, David Smeltzer, and Steve Smith to represent the Apple Commission on the Northwest Fruit Exporters's Apple Commodity Committee for one-year terms. Jim Doornink and Harold Schell were reappointed to the Research Commission board. Doornink has served on the commission since 1985 and Schell since 2009. DRIVING rain QUALITY FRUIT TREES ! HIGHEST Photo courtesy of Doug clark

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