February 1st 2011 Issue

Rootstock effects on wine are minor

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Despite the discovery near Kennewick in 1894 of the destructive grapevine root pest phylloxera, the vast majority of Washington State’s

Breaking the weed cycle

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Wapato, Washington, grape grower Mike Sauer has experience with replanting both wine and juice grapes. Wine grapes, when following wine

Replacing vines

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The empty spaces in this vineyard are grafted vines that didn’t take. “A vineyard like this with a lot of

Organic bubble hasn’t burst

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The entry of Walmart into organic fruit retailing five years ago helped fuel the demand for organic fruit, and demand

Quick Bites

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Pear committee nominations
Nominations for positions on the Processed Pear Committee will be accepted during upcoming fruit industry meetings.

Nominations for an

Stepping aside

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Tedd Wildman is busy loading grapes during harvest.

It would be easier to list the industry groups that Prosser, Washington’s Tedd

Rootstocks, varieties, and tree training

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A research and demonstration orchard near Ferrara, Italy, is a horticulturist’s dream—a 25-acre plot to study rootstocks, varieties, and training

Clean plant material fundamental

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The young vines in grow tubes are replants due to disease-contaminated plant material.

When Tedd Wildman began planting lesser-known red wine

Should you graft or replant?

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An example of a field-grafted vine.

Reasons to redevelop a vineyard vary—the vines may be the wrong variety, riddled with disease,

New varieties are slow to be planted

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Laimburg Research Center’s Daniele Bona, left, shows the differences between high and low elevation in their variety trials.

Golden Delicious is

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