September 2012 Issue

The story of champagne

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Champagne is the wine produced from grapes grown in the northernmost vineyards of France. Even before the Champagne method [...]

Cherry Central is testing new drying technology

By |September 1st, 2012|

A new method of drying fruit using microwave heating and vacuum technology is being tested in a wide range [...]

Lake Chelan sparkles

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Julie Pittsinger checks on her four-year-old planting of Pinot Meunier, one of the grapes traditionally used to make Champagne.

Julie [...]

Sweet!

By |September 1st, 2012|

Scientists are testing a sweet idea that might help organic cherry growers manage insects, birds, and diseases all in [...]

Grower makes designer compost

By |September 1st, 2012|

David Granastein, sustainable agriculture specialist at Washington State University, takes a close look at the ingredients in Kyle Mathison’s [...]

The clubs of Quebec

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Paul and Gérald Lussier have about 100 acres of apples and are part of the apple club that hired [...]

Apple growers’ union gives market power to Quebec growers

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Steve Levasseur is president of the Federation of Apple Growers of Quebec, a powerful entity establishing prices and quality [...]

Arctic apples

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The Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden keep their white flesh after slicing.
Photo Courtesy of Neal Carter

The core idea [...]

A plethora of pears

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Left to right: Joseph Postman’s choice pears ranks are Devoe, the Asian pear Hosui, Ayers, Russet Bartlett, and Rousselet. [...]

Soft spray program for pears

By |September 1st, 2012|

Though a no-organophosphate codling moth control program is more expensive at first, it’s not long before growers are saving [...]