May 1st 2011 Issue

Combining wine tasting with nature

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The upper slopes of Washington’s Red Mountain come alive in the spring with flowers of lupine, phlox, [...]

Prepare for future technology

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Orchard structure will be a critical factor in the success of the tree fruit industry of the future because [...]

Attracting beneficial insects

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A sticky trap monitors beneficial insect abundance near flowering yarrow plants. After evaluating more than [...]

Last Bite – A pear, by any other name

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Left: D’Anjou grows well in the Pacific Northwest’s dry climate. Right: This photo was taken at the National Clonal [...]

Honeycrisp challenges club concept

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The name Ambrosia reflects the aromatic flavor of the apple.
Courtesy Sally & Wilfrid Mennell

Honeycrisp has set the standard [...]

Measuring the organic footprint

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Tilling the soil releases carbon into the atmosphere, but does the compost that organic growers apply compensate for that?

Emissions [...]

Beauty with benefits

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David James

Restoring native sagebrush steppe habitat in and near vineyards and wineries in central Washington could attract more than [...]

Fruit processor harnesses solar power

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This 19-acre solar power system at Knouse Foods will generate 4 million kilowatt-hours of electricity each year. The 14,000 [...]

What growers have learned

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Bull suckers are already becoming obvious in this block of cherries on the Upright Fruiting Offshoots system that was [...]

Cutting costs of IPM

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Vince Jones at Washington State University is testing the new Z-Trap, which zaps insects and records when they were [...]