December 2010 Issue

WSU seeks to fund priority programs

By |December 1st, 2010|

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Dr. Jay Brunner

Washington State University will officially announce a major fundraising campaign this month to fund priority programs.

The university aims

Legislative outlook shifts for ag employers

By |December 1st, 2010|

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There is great concern and interest in what the outcome of the midterm elections means for agricultural employers.  We know

Destiny Ridge Vineyard puts the wind to work

By |December 1st, 2010|

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Jarrod Boyle, winemaker at Alexandria Nicole Cellars and managing partner of Destiny Ridge Vineyards, likes the looks of the new

Wine science center campaign begins

By |December 1st, 2010|

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A Washington State University wine science center could be near reality within two years. A fundraising campaign to raise private

Breeders seek input from supply chain

By |December 1st, 2010|

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The apple, cherry, peach, and strawberry breeding activities of RosBREED are located across the United States at university, federal, and

An oddly grand apple

By |December 1st, 2010|

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That Gala apple sport called Grand Gala apparently deserves its name, and researchers at Purdue University have found out why.

It’s

More quantity than quality in China

By |December 1st, 2010|

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Chinese packers have been unable to convince growers to update orchards to improve yields and color. Shandong growers are unwilling

Carbon footprints: How do apples fare?

By |December 1st, 2010|

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This tree in a plastic wrapping is being used to collect and measure gases—oxygen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor. This

Bin hauler becomes orchard platform

By |December 1st, 2010|

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The Bin Bandit hauls bins during the harvest season, and a platform sits on it for use in thinning, pruning,

Maintain a hierarchy in tree framework

By |December 1st, 2010|

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The framework of these 12-year-old Packham trees (2,082 trees per hectare) on mini-Tatura is simple and very productive (55 to

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