June 2013 Issue

AVAs get smaller

By |June 1st, 2013|

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In wine marketing, an appellation or American ­Viticultural Area (AVA) is a way to differentiate your wine from others and

Apple variety network

By |June 1st, 2013|

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Variety and cultivar selection is the largest economic decision a grower can make when establishing a new high-density orchard block

FruiTrivia: Test your knowledge of fruit varieties

By |June 1st, 2013|

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1  Which of the following cherries is not an offspring of Van?
a.   Lapins
b.   Stella
c.   Summit
d.   Sweetheart
e.   Rainier

2  The Honeycrisp apple

B.C. growers hope for compensation

By |June 1st, 2013|

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A review of the Columbia River Treaty, which the United States and Canada entered in 1964, has British Columbia growers

Spotlight on Yakima Valley

By |June 1st, 2013|

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Wade Wolfe in the tasting room of his Thurston Wolfe Winery in Prosser, Washington.
Melissa Hansen

The thirtieth anniversary of Yakima Valley

Surround might deter stinkbugs

By |June 1st, 2013|

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The brown marmorated stinkbug is a challenge to control for any fruit grower, and organic growers have the fewest strategies

Yakima Valley opened the AVA door

By |June 1st, 2013|

The idea to designate Yakima Valley as Washington State’s first American Viticultural Area came to Mike Wallace while he was visiting California’s wine country in the early 1980s, when northern California growers and vintners were carving out appellations and subappellations.

Tougas Family Farm

By |June 1st, 2013|

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Mo Tougas asks a question of Oregon State University sweet cherry expert Lynn Long on an IFTA tour of his

Table grapes part of Arkansas breeding program

By |June 1st, 2013|

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This is Joy, in a photo from Idaho, where fruit breeder Esmaeil Fallahi included John Clark’s table grapes in his

Peaches from Arkansas

By |June 1st, 2013|

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Arkansas plant breeder John Clark.
Photos courtesy of John Clark, University of Arkansas

New nectarine varieties and a peach variety developed by

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