February 1st 2013 Issue

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

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Steve Warner

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

Although our [...]

Wind machines

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Wind machines have been a skyline feature in orchards and vineyards in the Pacific Northwest and California for a [...]

New managing editor hired for Good Fruit Grower

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Casey Corr

Casey Corr has a rich background in business journalism and print publications, and his broad range of skills [...]

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 [...]

New winery adds capacity

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Grapes are piped overhead from the crush pad on the right into the winery for processing. Notice the abundance [...]

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 [...]

The five most common mistakes

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 for a vertical trellis

Line posts are spaced too far apart. Kuhn advises spacing line posts 32 to 35 feet [...]

First Bite—Farewell

By |February 1st, 2013|

Jim Black

I retire as managing editor as of February 1, having served Good Fruit Grower for over 20 years. [...]

A Journey of Hope

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Ed Kershaw speaks with a slow, measured cadence, carefully choosing each word to make his point. He draws [...]