Wine grape industry continues hot growth

By |January 4th, 2017|

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September U.S. wine sales rose from $3.3 billion to $3.7 billion, helping set an annual pace to boost the industry’s

Grape Society presents its annual awards

By |January 3rd, 2017|

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The Washington State Grape Society presented three industry awards at the annual meeting in November in Grandview, Washington.

Art den Hoed,

Corr: Training leaders for the next generation

By |January 3rd, 2017|

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Later this month, a group of students will head through the cold and darkness to gather in an office building

Nick Ferrari, Young Grower from Linden, California

By |December 30th, 2016|

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family background/ Fourth-generation farmer in the San Joaquin Valley. Nick has volunteered with several young grower groups and is involved

How does smoke affect wine grapes?

By |December 30th, 2016|

Researcher tests the effects of wildfire smoke on grapes and wine

Industry groups lend plenty of opportunities for growers to get involved

By |December 29th, 2016|

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In Washington’s tree fruit industry, three state commissions, four federal marketing orders, numerous nonprofit associations and a few advisory committees

Finding the right people

By |December 29th, 2016|

Orchards and packing houses aren’t the only places in the fruit industry with a labor shortage. Universities also are struggling to hire researchers and educators needed to keep the industry ahead of pest pressures, prepared for food safety requirements, growing new varieties and in tune with emerging technology.

B.C. pest management strategies build on deep roots

By |December 29th, 2016|

Traps throughout Fred Steele’s orchard in Kelowna are the first line of defense against a horde of new pests that growers in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley face.

Coastal California apple growers hold on through relationship with Martinelli’s

By |December 28th, 2016|

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One hundred years ago, Watsonville, California, was one of the apple leaders of the world, shipping fruit around the globe,

The GMO apple has arrived

By |December 27th, 2016|

“It’s not going away,” says Neal Carter of Okanagan Specialty Fruit.

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