November 2012 Issue

Machines in Quebec

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David Guerdin has several years of experience with his Munckhof apple harvester (left) and now owns two.
Richard Lehnert

Apple [...]

Good Stuff

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New Zealand’s Tow and Blow
Tow and Blow is a portable wind machine developed in New Zealand by engineer [...]

New director

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Rich Koenig

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

Last Bite

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Winemaking in France is believed to date back at least 2,600 years to the ­founding of Massilia, the city [...]

Yeast tested as lure

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The spotted wing drosophila.

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

Good to Know

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Brown marmorated stinkbugs feed on the foliage and fruit of grapevines.

Grape growers have been closely watching the spread of [...]

Good to Know—What growers want in new varieties

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RosBREED is a multi-institutional, multinational project to accelerate the introduction and adoption of superior cultivars in rosaceous crops like [...]

B.C.’s Sterile Insect Release program evolves

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To determine sterility, squash a codling moth. The red food dye in their diets gives the guts a pinkish [...]

No more airblast spraying?

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MSU horticulturist Ron Perry, left, worked with engineers to design and install the system. Here he works with two [...]

Other teaching programs

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