March 15th 2012 Issue

High density not for Concords

By |March 15th, 2012|

A Washington State University study found that traditional spacings for juice grapes—around six feet between vines and nine feet [...]

Heed global trends

By |March 15th, 2012|

The global food business is increasingly complex, with new players, new linkages, and cause-and-effect reactions that impact food supply [...]

Alcohol depresses wine aromas

By |March 15th, 2012|

Ethanol (alcohol) interacts with sensory attributes of wine and can decrease the potency of aromas as the amount of [...]

Flavor and quality still paramount

By |March 15th, 2012|

Of all the attributes consumers are looking for today in their food—freshness, organic, local, and sustainable—flavor and quality are [...]

Cripps Pink is in expansion mode

By |March 15th, 2012|

Lady in Red is one of several highly colored strains of Cripps Pink that will be marketed as Pink [...]

The myths of high-alcohol wine

By |March 15th, 2012|

The recent trend of higher alcohol wines is related to winemakers wanting riper fruit so they can produce super-ripe, [...]

Mechanical thinning of cherries

By |March 15th, 2012|

The Electroflor looked promising for mechanically thinning cherries in tests that Karen Lewis, WSU extension specialist, conducted.

After success with [...]

Gauging apple crop load

By |March 15th, 2012|

When using the Equilifruit, it should fit tightly around the selected limb, about an inch away from the trunk. [...]

Bee Informed Partnership

By |March 15th, 2012|

After five years of annual colony losses near or above 30 percent, beekeepers have settled in for the long [...]

It’s still a family industry

By |March 15th, 2012|

Consolidation within the Washington apple industry over the years has led to a dramatic drop in the number of [...]