December 2012 Issue

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,

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

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