April 1st 2006 Issue

Pests on packed fruit

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Agricultural Research Service scientists in Yakima, Washington, are testing food-grade surfactants as a new method of ridding packed sweet [...]

Reflective material shines in trial

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Advanced maturity, increased fruit size, reduced number of pickings, and high yields were the second-year results of Washington State [...]

Choose grape varieties for region

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Grape Growers of Ontario CEO Debbie Zimmerman believes the severe winter cold that’s caused short crops in recent years [...]

Extension is key in Australian research

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Australia’s grape and wine research and extension, viewed by many as a model program, sets the standard for putting [...]

Asian lady beetle taints wine

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The multicolored Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis) is a voracious predator, feeding on aphids as well as other pests. [...]

Computer on-line service connects vineyardists

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An on-line service that’s helping Oregon vineyardists and winemakers share information to help each other produce the highest quality [...]

Wine industry works to build research funding

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There are plenty of shortcomings when examining research and development for the nation’s wine and grape industry-funding cutbacks, a [...]

Old technology is new in Washington State

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A sorting device that can be attached to mechanical grape harvesters is finding renewed interest in the juice grape [...]

Ontario vineyards fight cold with technology

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Wind machines are one option growers in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada, are pursuing as they seek to [...]

Research: New packaging developed for ripe Bartletts

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A newly developed suspended tray package (Hammock pack) is capable of protecting ripe Bartlett pears from transport vibration damage. [...]