Good Fruit Grower

October 2012

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GOOD JOB Industry people in the news. For the full stories, go to www.good T Commission appoints representatives he Washington Apple Commission has nominated board member Jon Alegria, vice president and direc- tor 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 gov- ernment 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 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 Apple Commodity Committee of Northwest Fruit Exporters for one-year terms. Jim Doornink and Harold Schell were reappointed to Jon Alegria the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission board. Doornink has served on the Research Commission since 1985 and Schell since 2009. s S Stemilt names its top growers temilt Growers, Inc., based in Wenatchee, Washington, has announced its top growers for 2011. The following awards were given based on the quality of the fruit they produced, according to Jeff Heath, Stemilt's director of field staff. Fuji:Highway 28 Orchard, Quincy, owned by Lorraine Mathison, Bob Mathison and Douglas Fruit Company. Gala: Jim Small, Entiat. Golden Delicious:Ron and Bob Reeves of Reeves Brothers Orchard, Inc., East Wenatchee. Granny Smith: Finest Kind Orchard owned by Dave Piepel and Andy Gale of G&P Orchards, Wenatchee. Pink Lady: DNR Mattawa Orchard, L to R: Kyle Mathison, Porfirio Covarrubias, West Mathison, and Bob Mathison. leased by Stemilt and managed by Jamie Jamison. Red Delicious: Bill and Laurie Wacker, Highlander Orchard, Wenatchee. Organic Grower: Royal Flush Orchard, owned by Dovex Fruit Company and managed by Darren Case. Organic Pear: Jeff Bergh, Tonasket. Pear: Joe Grentz, Monitor. Rainier Cherry: Porfirio and Linda Covarrubias, Orondo. Valley Bing: Pat Sullivan, Pasco. Hill Cherry: Jim and Sherry McMullen Pat Sullivan, center. of McMullen Orchard Properties LLC, Wenatchee. Organic Cherry: Craig and Mike O'Brien, C&M Orchard, Prosser. T he article "What's the real pesticide risk?" published in the August issue of Good Fruit Grower stated that data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Pesticide Correction Data Program show that four postharvest fungicides accounted for more than half the residues detected on apples in 2010. Chlorantraniliprole, one of the four active ingredients mentioned, is in fact a preharvest insecticide, not a fungicide. ) ) TOP QUALITY VIRUS TESTED VERY COMPETITIVE PRICING CONTRACTS FOR 2013, 2014, 2015 Custom Contracted Apple, Pear, Cherry & Peach Trees Order 2015 rootstocks for trees and 2014 dormant eyes now Time to order 2014 Bench Grafts and decide on 2014 Bench Graft Scions 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 OCTOBER 2012 5 Call for: • TREES • ROOTSTOCK • INTERSTEMS • BENCH GRAFTS • SLEEPING EYES • ROYALTIES QUALITY FRUIT TREES ! HIGHEST

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