Good Fruit Grower

December 2015

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Page 4 of 95 Good Fruit Grower DECEMBER 2015 5 Good Fruit Grower is on Twitter and Facebook. Follow us @goodfruit grower. Like us at goodfruitgrower. Managing Editor O. Casey Corr • 509-853-3512 Editor Geraldine Warner • 509-665-3330 Senior Editor Shannon Dininny • 509-853-3522 Associate Editor Ross Courtney Advertising Manager Doug Button • 509-853-3514 Advertising Sales Rick Larsen • 509-853-3517 Theresa Currell • 509-853-3516 Design/Production Manager Jared Johnson • 509-853-3513 Digital Producer TJ Mullinax • 509-853-3519 Design/Production Aurora Lee • 509-853-3518 Circulation Maria Fernandez • 509-853-3515 Advisory Board Lindsay Hainstock, Denny Hayden, Steve Hoying, Jim Kelley, Desmond Layne, Jim McFerson, Ian Merwin, Todd Newhouse, Don Olmstead, Mercy Olmstead, Marvin Owings, Mark Roy, Mark Tudor, Chris Van Well, Mike Wittenbach U.S. SUBSCRIPTIONS: $35.00 per year, 3 years $75.00. CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTIONS: $55.00 per year (U.S. funds, Canadian G.S.T. included: G.S.T. Registration #135100949). SUBSCRIPTIONS OUTSIDE U.S.A. & CANADA: $100.00 per year (payment by credit card only). Single copies of current issues are $5.00. To subscribe, call 1-800-487-9946. Good Fruit Grower (ISSN 0046-6174) is published semi-monthly January through May, and monthly June through December, by the Washington State Fruit Commission, 105 South 18th Street, Suite 205, Yakima, WA 98901-2149. Periodical postage paid at Yakima, WA, and additional offices. Publications Mail Agreement No. 1795279. The publication of any advertisement is not to be construed as an endorsement by the Washington State Fruit Commission or Good Fruit Grower magazine of the product or service offered, unless it is specifically stated in the advertisement that there is such approval or endorsement. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Good Fruit Grower, 105 South 18th Street, Suite 217, Yakima, WA 98901-2177. © 2015 by Good Fruit Grower Printed in U.S.A. 105 S. 18th St., #217, Yakima, WA 98901 509 ⁄ 853-3520, 1-800-487-9946, Fax 509 ⁄853-3521 E-mail: Departments 8 Quick Bites 9 In the Box 87 Good To Go 88 Good Deals 92 Advertiser Index 93 Classifieds 94 Last Bite Young Grower: Nick Plath On the cover Grower of the Year Brenton Roy, owner of Oasis Farms in Prosser, Washington. Photo by tJ Mullinax, yakiMa, Washington On the Web ©2015 NO REPRODUCTION OR DISPLAY WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. growing with growers since 1946 Sign up for eFlash. Get Good Fruit Grower reports delivered right to your inbox. eflash-signup. Columns 6 First Bite Get the new Good Fruit Grower app. 12 Editor's note Retiring editor Geraldine Warner gives us a look back and ahead. 86 Good Point Northwest Hort Council's Mark Powers explains benefits of a historic trade agreement. "The average yearly sales of apples, pears, and cherries from our region to the 490 million people living in TPP countries other than the U.S. are over $600 million." 86 74

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