March 15th 2011 Issue

Washington needs to own the Syrah variety

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The salvation to lagging wine sales of Syrah may be in Washington State owning the variety as it now [...]

Sweet cherries thrive in a sea of apples

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Natalie, 16, greets customers and weighs the cherries they pick, using an old brass-beamed platform scale. Picking buckets hold [...]

Watch out for the good guys

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Researchers have been testing different types and colors of traps for monitoring beneficial insects. This white sticky trap, placed [...]

Be patient with Syrah

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The lack of consumer interest in Syrah wines is of keen interest to Washington’s wine industry. Some industry officials [...]

Washington Syrah: Rising or falling star?

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Syrah was to be one of the stars in Washington State’s wine lineup. But something happened along the way [...]

Food facts and fiction

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Appalled by what he calls “quacks in scientific garb,” Dr. Joseph Schwarcz is on a mission to demystify science, [...]

Cherry pioneer

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Rodney Klenk explains his production system, with support from Wally Heuser (right), his long-time advisor.

Rodney Klenk credits much of [...]

Understanding cherry fruit set

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Researchers, with the help of electron scanning microscopes, can view cherry reproductive organs, like this stigma of a Sweetheart [...]