December 2011 Issue

Nothing average about Jones

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The tasting room for Jones of Washington wines has no Mediterranean architecture, marble floor, or exquisite wood for the [...]

Working with less labor

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Availability of labor will determine how quickly orchard automation is adopted, says Denny Hayden.

A widespread shortage of workers to [...]

Making wines in a big way

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Pinot Grigio grapes are being crushed. White and red grapes are received and crushed in separate areas at J [...]

Grape industry goes after viruses

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Grapevine leafroll disease is easy to diagnose in red varieties, like this Cabernet Sauvignon vine, but more difficult in [...]

Markets shrink for upscale pear

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Comice is the perfect pear for gift boxes, but the gift business has declined.
Courtesy Pear Bureau Northwest

Comice is [...]

In The Box

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Left: Northeast McIntosh, Courtesy Jon Clements. Center: October issue cover prompts firestorm of regional pride and competitiveness. Right: McIntosh [...]

Reinventing Comice

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During the Pear Bureau Northwest’s annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, last summer, its regional managers proposed ideas on how [...]

Committee to advise on endowments

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An industry advisory committee has been formed to work with Washington State University to decide how to spend the [...]

Last Bite — Granny’s legacy

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The spur-type Granny Smiths Granspur and Greenspur were discovered at the Calvin Cooper orchard at Brewster, Washington, and patented [...]

Four leaders better than one

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Belgian horticulturist Tom Deckers discusses the pruning strategy for a four-leader system. Many pear-growing systems put too much energy [...]