A vocal tree-fruit advocate

By |February 26th, 2015|

Fred Valentine has always had growers’ interests at heart.

Flavor reigns at Andy’s Orchard

By |February 17th, 2015|

Andy Mariani and his tree-ripened fruit have a cult-like following.

New era in fire blight control

By |February 17th, 2015|

Organic growers face future without antibiotics for fire blight control.

Fire blight can spread quickly

By |February 17th, 2015|

Scientists know quite a lot about fire blight. Its basic source is in cankers from previous infections.

The bacteria overwinter [...]

Getting the most out of CougarBlight

By |February 17th, 2015|

Model helps assess and forecast fire blight risk.

Stark Bro’s testing new apple Scarlet Star

By |February 13th, 2015|

Stark Bro’s Nurseries and Orchards Company is testing a new apple, named Scarlet Star, that was discovered as a [...]

Calvin Mercer, Young Grower from Alderdale, Washington

By |February 11th, 2015|

grower / Alderdale, Washington
age / 36
crops / wine grapes
business / Austin Sharp Vineyards
other experience / [...]

Women in vineyards

By |February 10th, 2015|

Few women hold vineyard management positions.

Worker education is a priority at Klipsun Vineyards

By |February 10th, 2015|

Lots of eyes in the vineyard help Julia Kock stay on top of things.

Premium wine sales still growing

By |February 10th, 2015|

Growers need to focus on quality and target fruit for the $15 and up price point, say wine marketers.