March 15th 2012 Issue

Cherry research project progresses

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WSU engineers are developing a vibrating actuator that will be used with a mechanical harvester to shake limbs and remove

Rise and fall of the apple empire

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While Harold Copple managed the Apple Commision between 1947 and 1957, most of the apples produced in Washington were Winesap.

Easier access to MRLs

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Growers using Washington State University’s online Decision Aid System this season will be able to consider pesticide maximum residue limits

High density not for Concords

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A Washington State University study found that traditional spacings for juice grapes—around six feet between vines and nine feet between

Heed global trends

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The global food business is increasingly complex, with new players, new linkages, and cause-and-effect reactions that impact food supply and

Alcohol depresses wine aromas

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Ethanol (alcohol) interacts with sensory attributes of wine and can decrease the potency of aromas as the amount of alcohol

Flavor and quality still paramount

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Of all the attributes consumers are looking for today in their food—freshness, organic, local, and sustainable—flavor and quality are still

Cripps Pink is in expansion mode

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Lady in Red is one of several highly colored strains of Cripps Pink that will be marketed as Pink Lady.

The myths of high-alcohol wine

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The recent trend of higher alcohol wines is related to winemakers wanting riper fruit so they can produce super-ripe, intense

Mechanical thinning of cherries

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The Electroflor looked promising for mechanically thinning cherries in tests that Karen Lewis, WSU extension specialist, conducted.

After success with mechanical

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