February 1st 2011 Issue

Good Job

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Michelle Moyer, the new viticultural extension specialist for Washington State, visits vineyards in Oppenheim, Germany.

New viticultural specialist hired
Michelle [...]

Breaking the weed cycle

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Wapato, Washington, grape grower Mike Sauer has experience with replanting both wine and juice grapes. Wine grapes, when following [...]

Vineyard was their destiny

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Naming a winery after your wife can earn a husband plenty of brownie points, but it also keeps her [...]

Replacing vines

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The empty spaces in this vineyard are grafted vines that didn’t take. “A vineyard like this with a lot [...]

High-tech packing

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The Geos packing house has 51 channels and 10 packing lines. The Geos packing house, [...]

Organic bubble hasn’t burst

By |February 1st, 2011|

The entry of Walmart into organic fruit retailing five years ago helped fuel the demand for organic fruit, and [...]

Exclusive opportunities

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Many major U.S. apple packers and marketers are offering exclusive varieties to their customers in an effort to gain [...]

Quick Bites

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Pear committee nominations
Nominations for positions on the Processed Pear Committee will be accepted during upcoming fruit industry meetings.

Nominations [...]

Grape industry honors Wildman

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Tedd Wildman, described by some as a perfectionist, has developed a reputation for growing high quality grapes. [...]

Stepping aside

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Tedd Wildman is busy loading grapes during harvest.

It would be easier to list the industry groups that Prosser, Washington’s [...]