November 2013 Issue

Good Stuff

By |November 18th, 2013|

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Early Pink Lady
An early maturing selection of Pink Lady (cultivar Cripps Pink) is available from Brandt’s Fruit Trees in Yakima,

Last Bite: What are they talking about?

By |November 18th, 2013|

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1 “Our biggest fear was jettisoning good fruit.”  —Paul Koch
a. Overzealous inspector
b. In-field sorting
c. Nondestructive fruit quality
detector
d. Ozone generator

2 “The gee-whiz factor runs cold

Sweetie, Smitten, and Papple

By |November 18th, 2013|

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The belief that certain apples have superior value perhaps began when a slithery creature wiggled up to Adam and Eve,

Arsenic and fruit juice

By |November 18th, 2013|

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The fruit juice industry is keeping quiet these days, not relishing a public debate over how much arsenic should be

New wine center ­fulfills vision

By |November 18th, 2013|

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The recent groundbreaking of Washington State University’s Wine Science Center is not just about the ceremonial start of construction on

Managing nutrients in NW vineyards

By |November 18th, 2013|

For years, vineyardists in the Pacific Northwest have followed California recommendations to sample leaf petioles at bloom to assess the nutrient status of vines.

In My View: A journalist returns to farming

By |November 18th, 2013|

Kate Moser is a former newspaper journalist who decided to return to and run the family farm. In this essay, she tells why.

Attack when pest defenses are down

By |November 18th, 2013|

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Research findings at the University of California, Davis, might help growers apply insecticides to control spotted wing drosophila when the

Good Point: The EEOC is targeting Pacific Northwest growers

By |November 18th, 2013|

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Growers should be on alert for claims made by employees to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency that

Simplicity is the key

By |November 18th, 2013|

Growers and pickers can’t afford down time.

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