February 1st 2013 Issue

First Bite—Farewell

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Jim Black

I retire as managing editor as of February 1, having served Good Fruit Grower for over 20 years. Getting

A Journey of Hope

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Ed
Ed Kershaw speaks with a slow, measured cadence, carefully choosing each word to make his point. He draws you in

Wine industry in a growth spurt

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Washington’s wine industry is in another growth spurt, though it’s not as obvious as the big boom in the late

Zirkle Fruit moves into wine

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The two 50-ton grape presses came from Italy and fit perfectly when put in place on the concrete pad.
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Bulk wine prices stay strong

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Washington wine producers can expect strong prices for red bulk wines for the next several years, Josh Maloney, winemaker with

Growers try hooped trellises

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A new apple orchard planted to a V trellis uses greenhouse technology to support the Vs.
Courtesy of Wilson Orhard &

Enhancing biocontrol

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Knowing when and where natural enemies, such as the green lacewing, are active is critical in order to conserve them.

Wind machines

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Wind machines have been a skyline feature in orchards and vineyards in the Pacific Northwest and California for a long

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