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 [...]

Curator’s choice

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Pear trees growing at the repository In spring (inset) and fall. As unique and individually colorful as are the [...]

Cherry Central is testing new drying technology

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

Cooperative effort defeats pests

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An areawide effort to control codling moth without organophosphate chemicals has resulted in better control of both codling moth [...]

Lake Chelan sparkles

By |September 1st, 2012|

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

Julie [...]

Good to Know: A gem of a pear

By |September 1st, 2012|

US 71655-014 has been tested in Hood River, Oregon, for ten years, and is expected to be released soon.

A [...]

Sweet!

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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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Apple growers in Canada’s Quebec Province march to the beat of a different drummer. They are much more tightly [...]

Good to know: WSU releases WA 38 apple

By |September 1st, 2012|

The latest release from WSU, WA 38, is an eye-catching, large, dark red apple with a remarkably firm, crisp, [...]