February 1st 2011 Issue

Should you graft or replant?

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An example of a field-grafted vine.

Reasons to redevelop a vineyard vary—the vines may be the wrong variety, riddled with [...]

Good Stuff

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With Come Unglued, there is no need to replace expensive PVC fittings.

Quick PVC pipe fix
Come Unglued is a [...]

New varieties are slow to be planted

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Laimburg Research Center’s Daniele Bona, left, shows the differences between high and low elevation in their variety trials.

Golden Delicious [...]

Marketers line up exclusive apples

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Aurora
Auvil Fruit Company
For a long time, Auvil Fruit Company had been on the lookout for a yellow, [...]

Good Point

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At this year’s Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers’s annual meeting, we have a special session called “Getting Paid: [...]

Rootstock effects on wine are minor

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Despite the discovery near Kennewick in 1894 of the destructive grapevine root pest phylloxera, the vast majority of Washington [...]

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 [...]