February 1st 2008 Issue

Last Bite

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Congdon Orchards is one of the oldest continuously operating fruit ranches in the state [...]

Closing the research gap

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A team of Washington State University researchers and technicians are chip budding grapevines as part of a [...]

Pest control in 2040

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The future of pest management in pears is bright, thanks to coming technology, Washington State University entomologist Dr. John [...]

New Zealand faces labor shortage

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Tourists to New Zealand are being recruited to help solve a critical labor shortage in Hawke’s Bay, one of [...]

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 [...]