April 1st 2013 Issue

New off-road emission standards coming

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Clean diesel technology has been making its way off the highways and into farms and fields and other off-road uses

Five things to consider when buying a tractor

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An example of an older tractor without modern-day features of a rollover protection structure (now mandatory) and an enclosed cab

Most vineyard tasks mechanized

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This trunk scrubber of the vMech system is used by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates to control suckers. The device looks

New grape disease reduces yields, quality

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Left: A Merlot grapevine shows redleaf symptoms on mature leaves in the lower portions of the canopy. Symptoms are easily

Mechanizing vineyard saves hundreds per acre

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At year’s end, when costs of all the grapevine tasks are added up, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’s Mike Means calculates

An urgent plea for immigration reform

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Devout Christians will tell you God works in mysterious ways.

So, perhaps it was divine intervention that two teenagers from the

Tree fruit program revived

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Although Leo Garcia is best known in the tree fruit industry for championing education programs for Hispanic workers, he’s also

Last Bite: FruiTrivia

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1. An experimental Solid Set Canopy Delivery System is designed for:
a.    Applying pesticides
b.    Evaporative cooling
c.     Dispensing pheromones
d.    Irrigation
e.    Frost

Another Geneva mixup

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For the second time in as many years, there has been a stumble along the road to bringing the new

Grape harvesters are going high-tech

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Mechanical harvesters have picked Washington State’s juice grapes and many of the state’s wine grapes for decades, though high-end wine

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