December 2012 Issue

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,

Not your typical nursery

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Markus Freepons of Northwest Vinifera, showed his grape callusing pits during a field day held last August sponsored by the

Cherries as berries

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The Korvan 7240 blueberry harvester was first demonstrated at the Clarksville Horticulture Experiment Station by Michigan State University’s team at

High-density economics

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Almost 20 years ago, horticulturists at Cornell University set out to develop a better orchard design and the economic data

The back story

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After the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and the breach of the Berlin Wall in 1989, countries like East

Blueberry grower tries new methods

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While Michigan is considered a natural for blueberry production because of the acid, sandy soils located in the moderated climate

How long can this last?

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Consumer demand for Honeycrisp apples is so intense and the return so high that growers can afford to spend the

Washington-Chile partnership

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Washington State fruit growers and packers Gebbers Farms of Brewster and Chelan Fruit Cooperative have purchased a 50-percent stake in

Good Point: Real estate activity by region

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Beginning in late 2011 and continuing into 2012, there’s been increased real estate activity in the Pacific Northwest, driven by

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