February 1st 2012 Issue

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

By |February 1st, 2012|

 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 [...]

MAP funds granted for stone fruits

By |February 1st, 2012|

Dissolution of the California Tree Fruit Agreement created opportunity for Washington State stone fruit, says Ingrid [...]

Globalization threatens wine terroir

By |February 1st, 2012|

Globalization has brought the world of wine to our front door, offering endless choices for consumers and great opportunities [...]

Cherry marketing order passes

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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

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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 [...]