February 1st 2013 Issue

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Wind machines

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David Rennhack says wind machines saved at least a part of his crop last year. He had three machines, [...]

Last Bite: Test your horticulture and viticulture savvy

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

2. What [...]

Good to Know: Promalin as a frost rescue for apples

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Spraying Promalin at full bloom increased fruit set and yield. Fruit size and shape were normal at harvest, but [...]

Good Stuff

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Syngenta, retail partners honor FFA

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

Mist cooling for freeze protection

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This experimental plot at Michigan State University’s Clarksville Horticulture Experiment Station was established last year to study the Solid-Set [...]

Frost protection strategies

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

Twelve principles of frost protection

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