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Good Grape Grower

Featured stories about good grape growers appear in this issue.

Juice maker touts local, natural

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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 Keller

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Row orientation

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

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Get rid of poor-yielding orchards

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If your orchard produces low yields or fruit that ranks in the bottom half of the warehouse pool closings, then

Frost management

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

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To farm or not to farm?

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

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Good Question – Economy

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

Focus on plant health

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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 addition

Good Point – Chris Schlect

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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 all

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Last Bite – The Guinan Story

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Both Guinan labels are rare. I can no longer recall exactly how many fruit box label articles Good Fruit Grower has

Good Point – Vicki Scharlau

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

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Frost control options

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

Europe is major organic apple producer

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

Pests are top organic concern

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

Labor costs will rise

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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 convention.

Wine industry calls for more education

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The future of any industry depends on the skill of its work force. In the wine industry, that means a marriage of modern innovation with

Latino program shines

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

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A talk with Allen Shoup

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

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Vineyard uniformity

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