Good Fruit Grower

November 2011

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Glenn Coogan, 1956–2011 wine executive when Glenn Coogan, 55, died unexpectedly on September 11 from a suspected heart attack. Coogan, vice chair of W Benton® Excellent flavor with good aftertaste. Pacific Gala® Flavor remains sweet and pleasant throughout its storage life. Seeking Solutions Day affter day, year after year and now centur a ter century, we're here for for our growers inding ways to help you be productive and profitable. T ur Tu September W onder® Fuji The earliest true Fuji ur n to to C& O and et us work with you: and l let us work with you: Seeking solutions…together . Day a ter day year af ter year and now century affter century, we're here our growers f finding ways to help Northwest operations for Ascentia Wine Estates, based in Woodinville, was responsible for winery operations at Columbia, Covey Run, and Ste. Chapelle wineries. He served as vice chair of the Washington Wine Com- mission board and chair of the Washington Wine Industry Foundation's board of directors. Born in Germany, Coogan grew up in Washington, attending schools in Tacoma and Vancouver before receiv- ing a bachelor's degree in economics in 1981 from Portland State Univer- sity. Early in his career, he worked for Ocean Spray Cranberries as a manu- facturing manager, joining Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in 1997. In 2002, he became vice president of Northwest operations for Constella- tion Wines and remained in his role when Ascentia acquired the Colum- bia, Covey Run, and Ste. Chapelle wineries in 2008. L. Peter Christensen, 1934–2011 D Sk ylar Rae® (Tip Top cv) Ver Very high sugar . Colors well without reflective material. Rubinstar ® Jonagold More intense red and colors more evenly throughout the tree uring his 40-year career with the University of California, L. "Pete" Christensen became a leading authority on grapevine nutrition and fertility, developing diag- nostic and nutrition rec- ommendations for California vineyards that are still followed today. Christensen died Septem- ber 25 at the age of 76 after a battle with cancer . Christensen grew up on his family's vineyard in Selma, near Fresno, Cali- fornia, received his bach- elor of science degree from California State University, Fresno, and his mas- ter of science from the University of California, Davis. He then joined the UC Cooperative Extension staff in San Benito County, returning a year later to his roots as a viticulture farm advisor in Fresno County. He served Fresno County raisin, table, and wine grape growers for nearly 25 years. PO Box 116 Wenatchee, WA 98807.0116 509.662.7164 6 NOVEMBER 2011 GOOD FRUIT GROWER FAX 509.662.4519 *Patent information available upon request. 800.232.2636 ashington State's wine industry lost a well liked and respected

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