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 [...]

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, [...]

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

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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

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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 [...]