August 2011 Issue

Quality wine by the glass

By |August 1st, 2011|

James Martin spent two years converting the ground flour of the old flour mill into a tasting room and [...]

Multipurpose orchard cover

By |August 1st, 2011|

Oregon State University Extension educator Lynn Long (right) asks partners Steve Agidius (left) and John Morton about the benefits [...]

European rule takes the shine off apples

By |August 1st, 2011|

The European Union is refusing to accept apples treated with a wax containing morpholine or other amines, which means [...]

Peach breeder Dick Okie retiring

By |August 1st, 2011|

After 30 years breeding peaches for the South—15 in the Prince series alone—W.R. (Dick) Okie retired this year. He [...]

Problems with pear ripening

By |August 1st, 2011|

The ripening inhibitor SmartFresh (MCP) holds promise for maintaining pear quality over a longer period of time and reducing [...]

Small nursery has depth of selection

By |August 1st, 2011|

Jeff Sample has more than 70 grape selections of clones and varieties in his Terroir Nouveaux Nurseries in Sunnyside, [...]

Special assessment would fund research

By |August 1st, 2011|

A referendum will be held soon to find out if growers are willing to pay a special assessment to [...]

Tree fruit research is WSU priority

By |August 1st, 2011|

The top tree fruit industry in the nation requires and deserves one of the nation’s elite research and education [...]

First forecast of U.S. apple crop

By |August 1st, 2011|

It takes true grit to try to assess the size and quality of the United States apple crop on [...]

Horticulturist favors tall spindle

By |August 1st, 2011|

Tall spindle plantings produce high early yields and are simple to train and prune.

There are numerous ways to grow [...]