May 1st 2012 Issue

Going without sulfites

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

Eastern organic apples

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

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

Finding a better way

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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!

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

Head of the class

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The Young Apple Leaders of 2012 are, back row left to right, Sarah Dressell, Sara Shanteau, Casey Collins, Adam [...]

Good to Know

By |May 1st, 2012|

Premature fruit drop can cause 20 percent or more yield loss in pears without intervention. Natural drop signals fruit [...]

Need a lawyer?

By |May 1st, 2012|

A group of Young Leaders listens to Don Kraemer, acting deputy director of the FDA Center for Food Safety [...]

Vineyard replanting economics

By |May 1st, 2012|

When replanting an existing vineyard, a grower has three scenarios to choose from—replace plants and preserve existing trellis and [...]