April 15th 2009 Issue

Profitability lies in marketing

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Italian apple growers have managed to stay in business by improving production efficiency. But Kurt Werth, who was for [...]

Work in progress

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When dealing with nematodes, Washington State vineyardists need two things they currently lack: more effective control strategies and meaningful [...]

Green light for Kanzi

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Kanzi matures about the same time as Golden Delicious. The fruit is larger than Gala and stores [...]

Nematodes in Washington

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The following is a brief description of nematode species found in Washington vineyards. In general, nematodes weaken the root [...]

Choosing the right cherry rootstock

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Many factors need to be taken into account when choosing rootstocks for a new [...]

Good Point – Ed Wittenbach

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In my lifetime, change has been inevitable: from five-acre orchards to 500-acre orchards or larger; from small, family-owned stores [...]

WSU reorganizes Extension

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In an effort to cut costs, improve efficiency, and better serve production agriculture, Washington State University is merging Extension [...]

Managing nitrogen

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Nitrogen management is important in all wine grapes, but even more so in white varieties because of its association [...]

Europe is growing fewer apples

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Apple production is declining in several European countries. Italy, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom all are producing fewer [...]

Good Point – David Granatstein

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Nitrogen is a plentiful element in the biosphere, accounting for 78 percent of the air around us. It is [...]