March 15th 2012 Issue

Tools growers should be using

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To stay in business for the long haul, orchardists must produce exceptional quantities of exceptional fruit. Fortunately, there are many

Organic control for flea weevil

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Damage by apple flea weevil.
Matt Grieshop­­­

Organic apple growers in the Midwest appear to have a relatively simple solution to their

Tackle food safety one step at a time

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Implementing a food safety program for an orchard might seem overwhelming. But with forethought, planning, and willingness to seek assistance,

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

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