May 1st 2006 Issue

Technology & Good Fruit

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With support from individuals and agricultural commodity groups, particularly tree fruit and grapes, the Washington State legislature approved funding in

Myth and reality

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Do the preparations added when farming biodynamically really make a difference? A Washington State University study comparing biodynamic and organic

Study compares biodynamic and organic soils

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With the lack of published research on biodynamic viticulture, Dr. John Reganold was eager to participate in a side-by-side comparison

Sustainable grape programs thrive in Northwest

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With the recent unveiling of Washington State’s newest sustainable viticulture program, Vinewise, Pacific Northwest wine grape growers now have access

Jim Koempel, Apple Citizen

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Jim Koempel, an orchardist at Cashmere, Washington, has been named Apple Citizen of the Year

Mid-Atlantic peach industry under pressure

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The Mid-Atlantic tree fruit industry is shrinking under pressure from housing developments, as city commuters build luxury homes in rural

Applying sustainability nationwide

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It’s hard enough to develop, coordinate, and execute sustainable programs for wine-grape-producing regions even statewide, but Australia is implementing environmental

Grower replants peaches after virus eradication

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Mark Rice demonstrates a device for thinning peaches that was adapted from an old cherry harvester. He’s still

Winery buildings can be sustainable

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Sustainable practices don’t end in the vineyard. Winery facilities can also be sustainable when they are built to be ecologically

Finding profit in diversity

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President prunes do well on the sandy soils of Singer Farms in Appleton, New York. Photos by Melissa Hansen

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