February 1st, 2008|0 Comments
Many issues face the Washington wine industry, said Jean Leonard, executive director of the Washington Wine Institute in Olympia, and several key issues are on
The Washington Wine Institute, the industry’s advocacy arm, has undergone major changes in the last few months. The institute is now administered separately from
1960s—Grape and wine research begins in Washington, led by Washington State University researchers Drs. Walter Clore and Chas Nagel. 1981—Legislation passed designating
Grape research, which dates back to the 1960s, has a circuitous history, with starts and stops in the early decades. Dr. Wade Wolfe
Grape research in Washington State will soon receive a financial boost from the Washington Wine Commission. The commission will set aside about $100,000 for
The Washington State wine industry continues to grow while funds supporting viticulture and enology research dwindle, creating a widening research gap. In recent years,
In the latter 1800s, before eastern Washington emerged as the state’s primary agricultural area, and before railroads and highways linked
Washington’s wine industry is part of a nationwide coalition addressing the research funding crisis, but it isn’t waiting for the national effort to fill its
Foodservice buyers are interested in fresh-sliced pears if consistent quality can be assured. Convenience is king in America today. Time-strapped shoppers
Visiting scientist from Australia Jason Smith, left, and Washington State University’s Markus Keller test a pressure vessel for grapevine roots.
A number of benefits to industry
The Mendocino Wine Company is doing their part to change the course of global warming by implementing practices to reduce their carbon footprint and investing
Washington State University postdoctoral fellow Pradeep Shrestha collects sap from a pressurized grape peduncle. Though Washington is the number-two wine-producing state
When I first began writing for Good Fruit Grower in 1995, my beat of coverage was stone fruit and Washington State’s grape industry. With my
A team of Washington State University researchers and technicians are chip budding grapevines as part of a rootstock trial. The wine
Washington State, with new production areas still being discovered, is younger than most other wine regions. Production has shifted from white to red varieties, a
Tourists to New Zealand are being recruited to help solve a critical labor shortage in Hawke’s Bay, one of New Zealand’s major apple-production regions.
Counoise grapes, from Tablas Creek Vineyard Every profession has its rebels, and grape growers are no exception. Look at Dean Morrison,
In a Michigan State University research project, young pigs were efficient grazers, cleaning up the orchard of dropped apples. The results
India is a country of enormous ethnic, linguistic, and cultural diversity. Its landmass is roughly one-third the size of the United States, it has
Jim Baird, a grower at Royal City, Washington, has planted canola that he will have made into biodiesel for his own use.
As the second largest wine-grape-growing area in the country, we’re often proud to point out our accomplishments in terms of growth. In a decade,
Congdon Orchards is one of the oldest continuously operating fruit ranches in the state of Washington. Located in the Yakima
The future of pest management in pears is bright, thanks to coming technology, Washington State University entomologist Dr. John Dunley believes. His vision of
November 30th, 2016|0 Comments
“Continuous Change,” the theme of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association 112th Annual Meeting, is a familiar challenge to the Washington tree fruit industry.
November 4th, 2016|0 Comments
It seems we are the victims of our own inaction. This month we will vote for America’s next president and yet, at this writing, neither
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