December 2012 Issue

Factors affecting profit

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Tree density has a highly significant positive effect on yield.
Tree density has a highly significant effect on trunk diameter.
Profitability increases

Salish launched in B.C.

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Courtesy of Rich MacDonald (AAFC)

A new apple variety from British Columbia, Canada, called Salish was launched in the marketplace this

Tips for succession planning

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Bob Betz and Steve Griessel offer these suggestions to growers, winemakers, and others involved in agriculture interested in developing a

Prune for size

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Producing fruit today requires higher and higher degrees of innovation. Profit margins are small, and quality demands are high. Exact

Farm labor solution critical

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Just before the November elections, there was a flurry of farm labor-related activity in Washington, D.C.

As it turns out, it

Information is key

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As incoming president of the Washington State Horticultural Association, Jeff Cleveringa hopes to strengthen the association’s role in keeping growers

Newest AVA

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Cameron Fries of White Heron Cellars was one of several who worked to create the new Ancient Lakes AVA.
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GAO report documents, but doesn’t fix, H-2A

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Adding new fuel to the growing fire over farm labor reform, the Government Accountability Office issued a report in September

The best clone for Washington

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Don’t get too hung up on planting the right clone, say two noted wine industry members from Washington State. Years

The dark side of Honeycrisp

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Honeycrisp apples have outstanding flavor and texture, but the tree has a long list of characteristics that make it challenging,

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