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Good Grape Grower

Featured stories about good grape growers appear in this issue.

  • A talk with Allen Shoup

A talk with Allen Shoup

  • February 1st, 2009

For 17 years, as chief executive officer of Chateau Ste. Michelle, Allen Shoup was at the forefront of the [...]

Focus on plant health

  • February 1st, 2009

Both the Olsen Brothers and the Andrews family are among Washington State’s wine industry pioneers, planting their first wine grape vineyards in 1980. In [...]

  • Vineyard uniformity

Vineyard uniformity

  • February 1st, 2009

The Washington wine industry is in the process of learning about row orientation and matching aspect with variety. Sunburned fruit can be [...]

Good Point – Chris Schlect

  • February 1st, 2009

Two hundred years ago, Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky. As he grew to young adulthood, his impoverished family often picked up and moved—farming [...]

  • Row orientation

Row orientation

  • February 1st, 2009

The Washington wine industry is in the process of learning about row orientation and matching aspect with variety. Sunburned [...]

Frost management

  • February 1st, 2009

When trying to protect orchards from frost damage, growers should think in terms of frost management, Dr. Robert Evans, an agricultural engineer with the [...]

Good Point – Vicki Scharlau

  • February 1st, 2009

Producers of Washington wines, at all price points, are feeling the impact of consumer demand for green or sustainable products. While few consumers [...]

  • Frost control options

Frost control options

  • February 1st, 2009

This propane heater was designed to be towed up and down orchard rows. Overtree sprinklers provide the most protection from [...]

Europe is major organic apple producer

  • February 1st, 2009

Organic apple acreage has been expanding in many parts of the world, including South America and Europe, reports David Granatstein, sustainable agriculture specialist [...]

Pests are top organic concern

  • February 1st, 2009

More funding for research will be needed in order for organic tree fruit growers to survive in the future, grower Dain Craver of Royal [...]

Juice maker touts local, natural

  • February 1st, 2009

Squeezing into the competitive juice market has meant playing a background role for a low-profile British Columbia orchardist with a growing processing business. Markus [...]

Labor costs will rise

  • February 1st, 2009

Growers need to prepare for increased costs as well as lower returns, Yakima, Washington orchardist Dave Allan warned during the Washington State Horticultural Association’s [...]

  • To farm or not to farm?

To farm or not to farm?

  • February 1st, 2009

Apple growers Marc and Madeleine van Roechoudt are working on a succession plan for Madeleine to eventually take over running the orchard. [...]

Latino program shines

  • February 1st, 2009

Now in its third year, the Latino Agriculture Education Program, designed for vineyard field workers, has developed into a successful educational program. Enrollment [...]

  • Good Question – Economy

Good Question – Economy

  • February 1st, 2009

Washington’s grape industry has spent the last two years developing a comprehensive research plan. The proposal, created by an [...]