April 1st 2006 Issue

Apple Matters

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The apple industry is constantly changing, and these changes can make the business of growing and selling apples even more

Computer on-line service connects vineyardists

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An on-line service that’s helping Oregon vineyardists and winemakers share information to help each other produce the highest quality grapes

Platforms are adaptable

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In less than two years, Northstar Attachments, LLC, has manufactured ten orchard platforms for Pacific Northwest growers, each with different

Old technology is new in Washington State

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A sorting device that can be attached to mechanical grape harvesters is finding renewed interest in the juice grape industry,

Happy crews

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In addition to saving money in labor costs by using platforms in a Selah, Washington, orchard, Dave Jacques says they

Research: New packaging developed for ripe Bartletts

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A newly developed suspended tray package (Hammock pack) is capable of protecting ripe Bartlett pears from transport vibration damage. The

Pests on packed fruit

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Agricultural Research Service scientists in Yakima, Washington, are testing food-grade surfactants as a new method of ridding packed sweet cherries

Lessons in research from Australia

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It’s no coincidence that Australia’s wine production and exports have skyrocketed in the last ten years. The accomplishment is a

Choose grape varieties for region

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Grape Growers of Ontario CEO Debbie Zimmerman believes the severe winter cold that’s caused short crops in recent years is

Another tool to manage codling moth: ULV ground pheromone sprays

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Growers have been clear and consistent. They want easy, inexpensive, and effective approaches to manage their most egregious of pests-codling

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