February 1st 2008 Issue

Vashon's fruit-growing revival

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In the latter 1800s, before eastern Washington emerged as the state’s primary agricultural area, and

Task force develops a research plan

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Washington’s wine industry is part of a nationwide coalition addressing the research funding crisis, but it isn’t waiting for the

Good prospects for fresh-cut pears

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Foodservice buyers are interested in fresh-sliced pears if consistent quality can be assured. Convenience is king

Research successes

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Visiting scientist from Australia Jason Smith, left, and Washington State University’s Markus Keller test a pressure vessel for grapevine roots.

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Going green to change the future

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The Mendocino Wine Company is doing their part to change the course of global warming by implementing practices to reduce

Federal funds in short supply

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Washington State University postdoctoral fellow Pradeep Shrestha collects sap from a pressurized grape peduncle. Though Washington

First Bite

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When I first began writing for Good Fruit Grower in 1995, my beat of coverage was stone fruit and Washington

Closing the research gap

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A team of Washington State University researchers and technicians are chip budding grapevines as part of a rootstock

Good Question

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Washington State, with new production areas still being discovered, is younger than most other wine regions. Production has shifted from

New Zealand faces labor shortage

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Tourists to New Zealand are being recruited to help solve a critical labor shortage in Hawke’s Bay, one of New

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