April 15th 2008 Issue

How to start a winery

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A good business plan will help avoid the pitfalls of trial and error in designing and building a winery, says

Byproduct tested as fertilizer

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Scientists looking for new uses of ethanol byproducts have discovered that distillers dried grains (DDGs) have potential as an environmentally

Vineyard preserves diversity

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Le Vieux Pin winery at Oliver, British Columbia, Canada, has retained some of its apricot, apple, and pear

N-P-K: What's in the bag?

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The three numbers separated by hyphens on a fertilizer bag indicate the percentage of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash, respectively, that

Death by fireblight

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In what could be the only Golden Delicious planting in California, Dr. R. Scott Johnson said that the real value

Fertilizer sticker shock

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Just like motorists filling up their cars with gas, orchardists are experiencing sticker shock as they buy their fertilizers and

Year-round planting a plus

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Each cup holds 25 plants, with 300 plants on a tray. The tiny plants live in the small

Bitter pit causes are complex

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Bitter pit, a postharvest disorder of apples, is often thought to be linked to fruit size, with larger fruit being

Cherries on the cutting edge

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The Zee Stem, a cherry interstem on top of Mazzard rootstock, allows a wider range of rootstocks to

Pros and cons of the low dollar

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Although the low value of the dollar is making U.S. goods seem like good value to overseas buyers, it’s making

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