February 1st 2012 Issue

Let natural enemies play a role

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

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 [...]

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 Governor’s Cup [...]

Good Point

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

Good Job

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Lewis receives Latino award Karen Lewis, Washington State University tree fruit regional extension specialist, has been honored [...]

Economy down, wine sales up

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Despite a bleak economic picture for many Americans, it’s a good time for Washington State wines. Grocery story data [...]

Grape program feels budget cuts

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

Though the viticulture and enology [...]

Inmates available

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 Inmates are available to work in Washington State orchards for the same hourly wage as other ­employees receive.   [...]

Marquette tested in Washington

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Paul Champoux

Washington State’s Paul Champoux of Alderdale, known for his award-winning grapes grown in the Horse Heaven Hills appellation, [...]

Sell food safety from the top down

By |February 1st, 2012|

Food safety means different things to different people—sanitation, temperature control, personal hygiene, quality assurance, regulations—but what it really boils [...]