February 1st 2012 Issue

Cherry marketing order passes

By |February 1st, 2012|

Washington State sweet cherry growers voted to continue the federal marketing order that regulates sweet cherries.  During the referendum [...]

Let natural enemies play a role

By |February 1st, 2012|

Growers today tend to think that integrated pest management has to do primarily with monitoring pests and scheduling [...]

Minnesota grapes get national attention

By |February 1st, 2012|

Marquette, which can survive to -30°F, has potential for Washington State.
Sara Granstrom

The University of Minnesota’s grape and fruit [...]

New variety has it all

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Grape breeder Peter Hemstad is also co-owner of Minnesota’s St. Croix Vineyards. His winery won the 2010 [...]

Good Point

By |February 1st, 2012|

Arsenic in apple juice. Apples, pears, and cherries on the Environmental Working Group’s latest “Dirty Dozen List.” Canned [...]

In The Box

By |February 1st, 2012|

Brothers Mark, Ted, David, and John Rice were named Good Fruit Growers of the Year for 2011. They are [...]

Economy down, wine sales up

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Despite a bleak economic picture for many Americans, it’s a good time for [...]

Grape program feels budget cuts

By |February 1st, 2012|

Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling is hopeful research funding will be restored in the next Farm Bill. [...]

Honoree is a survivor

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Rob Andrews, holding what was once a Merlot vine, said they wasted no time reworking their Merlot blocks, which [...]

Marquette tested in Washington

By |February 1st, 2012|

Paul Champoux Washington State’s Paul Champoux of Alderdale, known for his award-winning grapes grown [...]