May 1st 2012 Issue

Organic viticulture is all about timing

By |May 1st, 2012|

Bill Powers used common materials—screen mesh, bottoms of plastic jugs—to construct his pest fan.
Melissa Hansen

The key to making [...]

Ready for the audit?

By |May 1st, 2012|

Nicole Brunner checks the Gras2p training manual, which can be purchased by any Washington grower.
Photo by Geraldine Warner

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What do rootstocks do

By |May 1st, 2012|

Apple growers first became interested in grafting scions onto rootstocks when they realized that dwarfing rootstocks could tame vigor, [...]

Organic plantings drop

By |May 1st, 2012|

Organic tree fruit acreage in Washington State is on the decline overall, although plantings of organic Honeycrisp have increased [...]

Going without sulfites

By |May 1st, 2012|

Greg Powers knows viticulture and enology from the ground up and was manager for the family estate vineyard before [...]

Eastern organic apples

By |May 1st, 2012|

Until now, Owens has worked with orchards established conventionally and converted to organic.

This year, Anthony Owens will start his [...]

Finding a better way

By |May 1st, 2012|

All of the vines at Badger Mountain Vineyard are trained to the Scott-Henry trellis system. Bill Powers says that [...]

Last Bite

By |May 1st, 2012|

Arctic Snow, patented by Zaiger Genetics and sold by Dave Wilson Nursery, ripens late August to early September. The [...]

Fruit drop is not simple to manage

By |May 1st, 2012|

Dr. Rongcai Yuan made important contributions to understanding fruit abscission processes. He died a year ago of cancer at [...]

Watch out, codling moth!

By |May 1st, 2012|

Left: A female Neoscona oaxacensis orb-weaving spider. Top: Cheiracanthium spiders are known as yellow sac spiders. They are usually [...]