February 1st 2010 Issue

Choosing an orchard system and density

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An example of a highly organized V trellis system used by Washington’s Auvil Fruit Company

With the site, rootstock and variety

Don’t worry about the system

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Eye on
technology
In planting orchards for the future, growers must think about the possibilities of field sorting, harvest assist and mechanical

Good Point – Jim Allen

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The controversial Lou Dobbs was often labeled as an opinionated, biased, and outspoken television news anchor who had the stage

Good Point – Robin Pollard

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Washington State’s wine community is gathering in Kennewick early this month to discuss a range of industry topics: from pest

Good Point – Sharlau: Democracy isn’t dead in ag

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Government by the people seems to be alive and well in the agricultural community. And unless you’re a member of

A grand dream

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Grand Rêve Estate Vineyard sits high above Col Solare Winery on Washington State’s Red Mountain, as seen in the background

Last Bite – A double-duty fruit box label

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The ranch house still exists but the sign identifying the property, which was unusual for an area fruit ranch, is

Growing tomorrow’s leaders

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Noel Mathison (with beard) makes a point during a Class 32 seminar.

What does Washington State Senator Linda Evans Parlette have

Time to test drive WA2

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WSU selections available for tasting, during a new variety showcase at the Washington State Horticultural Association’s annual meeting.

Washington apple growers

Next-generation harvester

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The harvester has four suction tubes for each worker to use. Fruit travels up the tube to an electronic scanner

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