July 2010 Issue

Avoid hazards when choosing cherries to plant

By |July 1st, 2010|

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Early Robin has the potential of meeting the demand for an early harvest Rainier-type cherry.

Twenty years ago, fresh cherry producers

In My View – Chris Schlect

By |July 1st, 2010|

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The continued availability of agricultural chemicals used to protect crops from ­harmful pests and diseases is jeopardized from many angles.

Good Point – Kevin Moffitt

By |July 1st, 2010|

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A recent study shows how successful the Market Access Program and the Foreign Market Development programs are and can be.

When are grapes ripe?

By |July 1st, 2010|

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The dimpling on these wine grapes is from dehydration, which can occur during extended hang time on the vine. Research

A direct marketer’s directory of apple varieties

By |July 1st, 2010|

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Harvest date*
Variety
Comments

8/20
Zestar!
Crispy, juicy, nice sweet/tart balance, good flavor for an early apple, firm slices

8/20
Dandee Red
High acid, good keeper for its

Classified ads

By |July 1st, 2010|

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BIRD CONTROL
WILSON IS THE LEADER in custom bird netting programs for all types of crops. Full line of bangers and

Overcoming ripeness challenges

By |July 1st, 2010|

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Crews should be instructed to clean out spur congestion, as shown by the pocket knife, during pruning.

With few perfect vineyards

Good Job

By |July 1st, 2010|

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E.W. Brandt & Sons, Inc., of Parker, Washington, has announced a change in leadership roles for owners and brothers Lynnell

Getting it ripe

By |July 1st, 2010|

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The following viticulture strategies are recommended by Hogue Ranches and Mercer Estates’ Rick ­Hamman to help growers ripen wine grapes

Obituaries

By |July 1st, 2010|

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Albert Ravenholt was a visionary. In 1968, he and founding Sagemoor Farms partner Alec Bayless shared a belief that tree

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