Michael L. Miller, 1947 – 2014

By |October 9th, 2014|

Mike Miller, 67, known for his infectious grin, had deep roots in Washington’s Yakima Valley agriculture.

His grandfather helped to [...]

Guy William “Bill” Powers, 1926 – 2014

By |October 2nd, 2014|

Washington wine industry legend Bill Powers, known for his innovative, organic grape growing and winemaking, died September 23. He was 88.

Trunk diseases are a growing problem

By |September 23rd, 2014|

Dirty plant material blamed for vine decline in Canada and California.

Inmates help with grape research

By |September 12th, 2014|

Most spider mite research projects involve the tedious work of counting spider mites—peering down a microscope to count tiny [...]

New spider mite found in Washington

By |September 12th, 2014|

Willamette spider mite has been detected for the first time in Washington grapes.

Vinifera grapes hit hard

By |August 5th, 2014|

Hybrid varieties fared much better.

Registration for grapevine virus workshop ends July 3

By |June 30th, 2014|

July 3 is the deadline to register for one of three, half-day workshops on grapevine viruses and associated diseases [...]

New board member joins Washington Wine Industry Foundation

By |June 20th, 2014|

Sherri Swingle joins the Washington Wine Industry Foundation board of directors. Swingle, who was the executive director of the [...]

Leafroll virus is costly

By |May 29th, 2014|

Grapevine leafroll virus is very costly to growers, studies in major wine-grape-growing regions show.

Economists in New York, California, and [...]

Washington vineyards, orchards change hands

By |May 20th, 2014|

Sagemoor’s cherries, apples, plus well-established wine grapes attract new owners.