November 2012 Issue

Vineyard and winery courses go online

By |November 1st, 2012|

Yakima Valley Community College, through a national science grant, is transitioning its vineyard and winery educational program to an [...]

Other teaching programs

By |November 1st, 2012|

Washington State has several educational options for students interested in ­viticulture and enology. A four-year degree is offered at [...]

New director

By |November 1st, 2012|

Soil Scientist Dr. Rich Koenig has been appointed associate dean and director of Washington State University Extension. He was [...]

In The Box

By |November 1st, 2012|

Missing Pear Fact
Dear Good Fruit Grower:

I greatly enjoyed your September pear issue of the Good Fruit Grower.

The article [...]

Classes for Hispanics

By |November 1st, 2012|

Wenatchee Valley College will offer two employee educational programs for the 2012-2013 academic year—level one of its Hispanic Orchard [...]

Yeast tested as lure

By |November 1st, 2012|

A species of yeast that University of California scientists have found in cherries and raspberries infested by the spotted [...]

Seaweeds tested for pest control

By |November 1st, 2012|

Seaweed extracts are typically used by growers with the aim of improving tree growth and enhancing fruit yields and [...]

Automated crop estimating

By |November 1st, 2012|

Robotics experts at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania are confident they can develop a machine able to count apples [...]

Good to Know—What growers want in new varieties

By |November 1st, 2012|

Adopting a new scion cultivar is a crucial decision for tree fruit growers, who must consider both horticultural and [...]

Grape growers to visit Capitol Hill

By |November 1st, 2012|

Washington State diversified farmer Brenton Roy wants to see more of the state’s wine grape industry attend a national [...]