February 1st 2010 Issue

Time to test drive WA2

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WSU selections available for tasting, during a new variety showcase at the Washington State Horticultural Association’s annual meeting.

Washington apple [...]

Next-generation harvester

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The harvester has four suction tubes for each worker to use. Fruit travels up the tube to an electronic [...]

New AVA has historic roots

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One of the original vines planted in 1917 by William Bridgeman, still in production today.

by Chelan David and Melissa [...]

Choosing an orchard system and density

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An example of a highly organized V trellis system used by Washington’s Auvil Fruit Company

With the site, rootstock and [...]

Washington wine industry should tell its story

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Although Washington State’s wine industry is well positioned in the current ‘value-driven’ wine market, a wine consultant from Napa, [...]

Don’t worry about the system

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Eye on
technology
In planting orchards for the future, growers must think about the possibilities of field sorting, harvest [...]

Wine market trends

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 About 250,000 wine SKUs (store keeping units) must funnel through fewer than 700 distributors to reach 450,000 wine-selling locations.

Wine [...]

Good Point – Jim Allen

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The controversial Lou Dobbs was often labeled as an opinionated, biased, and outspoken television news anchor who had the [...]

Turn tasting room visits into sales

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Winery owners must have solid financial management in place, says Barbara Insel, and that would include cutting out wines [...]

Good Point – Robin Pollard

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Washington State’s wine community is gathering in Kennewick early this month to discuss a range of industry topics: from [...]