February 1st 2013 Issue

Wine industry in a growth spurt

By |February 1st, 2013|

Washington’s wine industry is in another growth spurt, though it’s not as obvious as the big boom in the [...]

Last Bite: Test your horticulture and viticulture savvy

By |February 1st, 2013|

1. What is the leading grape variety by acreage grown in Washington State?
a. Riesling
b. Syrah
c. Chardonnay
d. Cabernet Sauvignon

2. What [...]

Zirkle Fruit moves into wine

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The two 50-ton grape presses came from Italy and fit perfectly when put in place on the concrete pad.

Good Stuff

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The iconic blue FFA jacket, worn by more than four million young agricultural leaders since it was introduced in [...]

Bulk wine prices stay strong

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Washington wine producers can expect strong prices for red bulk wines for the next several years, Josh Maloney, winemaker [...]

Frost protection strategies

By |February 1st, 2013|

Tree and vine crops can be won or lost because of one or two critical degrees of cold temperature, [...]

Growers try hooped trellises

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A new apple orchard planted to a V trellis uses greenhouse technology to support the Vs.
Courtesy of Wilson [...]

Twelve principles of frost protection

By |February 1st, 2013|

All frost protection methods consist of using one or more of the following principles, according to USDA Agricultural Research [...]

Enhancing biocontrol

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Knowing when and where natural enemies, such as the green lacewing, are active is critical in order to conserve [...]

Good Point: New kid on the block

By |February 1st, 2013|

Steve Warner

In the worldwide winemaking community, Washington State’s wine industry is the 187-year-old new kid on the block.

Although our [...]