January 15th 2013 Issue

Good to Go

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IPM academy focuses on shifting weather patterns
Michigan State University is offering fruit growers a two-day workshop that focuses [...]

Defect sorting could reduce costs

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The Washington apple industry must be one of the few that puts every possible input into the product before [...]

Good Stuff

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Molded fruit
Chinese businessman Steven Ding is selling plastic molds that can transform round or pear-shaped fruit into weird [...]

Cider squeezing with the dragon

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Developers put some teeth into their apple press.
Photo courtesy of Anderson Island Historical Society

The humble potato harvester, developed [...]

Auction benefits research

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Washington State’s wine industry will receive a big windfall this year when the Auction of Washington Wines contributes nearly [...]

Ladders on the run

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Photos courtesy of John Maher

It was the “elegant, gorgeous shape” of wooden orchard ladders that first struck artist John [...]

Why it matters where you sell your grapes

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Colin Morrell

With 700 wineries in Washington State and numerous more in neighboring states, wine grape growers have plenty of [...]

Wine Wheel of Fortune

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California is facing an emerging wine shortage, according to Stephens Moody with Turrentine Brokerage in Novato, California.

Turrentine, which handles [...]

Red-fleshed apples

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The red trait, which is common in crab apples and ornamentals, produces flesh colored anywhere from pink to deep [...]

Birth of the Washivores

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It all began over French fries. I was eating lunch with a group of professional women in Washington State. [...]