February 1st 2008 Issue

Institute tackles legislative issues

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Many issues face the Washington wine industry, said Jean Leonard, executive director of the Washington Wine Institute in Olympia, [...]

Less plum curculio damage was seen

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In a Michigan State University research project, young pigs were efficient grazers, cleaning up the orchard of [...]

Vashon's fruit-growing revival

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In the latter 1800s, before eastern Washington emerged as the state’s primary agricultural area, [...]

Wine Institute role clarified

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The Washington Wine Institute, the industry’s advocacy arm, has undergone major changes in the last few months. The [...]

Running on biodiesel

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Jim Baird, a grower at Royal City, Washington, has planted canola that he will have made into [...]

Good prospects for fresh-cut pears

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Foodservice buyers are interested in fresh-sliced pears if consistent quality can be assured. Convenience is [...]

Research history

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1960s—Grape and wine research begins in Washington, led by Washington State University researchers Drs. Walter Clore and Chas [...]

Going green to change the future

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The Mendocino Wine Company is doing their part to change the course of global warming by implementing practices to [...]

Origins of research funding

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Grape research, which dates back to the 1960s, has a circuitous history, with starts and stops in the early [...]

First Bite

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When I first began writing for Good Fruit Grower in 1995, my beat of coverage was stone fruit and [...]