February 1st, 2010|0 Comments
An example of a highly organized V trellis system used by Washington’s Auvil Fruit Company
With the site, rootstock and variety selected, the next major decisions
In planting orchards for the future, growers must think about the possibilities of field sorting, harvest assist and mechanical harvesters, and remote sensing for
The controversial Lou Dobbs was often labeled as an opinionated, biased, and outspoken television news anchor who had the stage to spread lies and conspiracy
Washington State’s wine community is gathering in Kennewick early this month to discuss a range of industry topics: from pest management and composting to label
Government by the people seems to be alive and well in the agricultural community. And unless you’re a member of an organization with a lobbyist
Grand Rêve Estate Vineyard sits high above Col Solare Winery on Washington State’s Red Mountain, as seen in the background on the left.
As if planting
The ranch house still exists but the sign identifying the property, which was unusual for an area fruit ranch, is long gone.
Ordinarily, this column begins
Noel Mathison (with beard) makes a point during a Class 32 seminar.
What does Washington State Senator Linda Evans Parlette have in common with Dain Craver,
WSU selections available for tasting, during a new variety showcase at the Washington State Horticultural Association’s annual meeting.
Washington apple growers are being offered the opportunity
February 1st, 2010|1 Comment
The harvester has four suction tubes for each worker to use. Fruit travels up the tube to an electronic scanner on the platform. Packable fruit
One of the original vines planted in 1917 by William Bridgeman, still in production today.
by Chelan David and Melissa Hansen
The Newhouse family always knew they
Although Washington State’s wine industry is well positioned in the current ‘value-driven’ wine market, a wine consultant from Napa, California, offers some suggestions to help
About 250,000 wine SKUs (store keeping units) must funnel through fewer than 700 distributors to reach 450,000 wine-selling locations.
Wine producers are learning that in this
Winery owners must have solid financial management in place, says Barbara Insel, and that would include cutting out wines that are not profitable.
With a backlog
Rocks are plentiful in this block of Syrah that will be trained to the vertical shoot positioned bilateral cordon.
Bringing out the terroir of Grand Rêve
Pacific Rim’s wine portfolio includes dry and sweet Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Gewürztraminer, and a few blends, but the brand identity of “Riesling Rules” pervades all
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Growers and packers are adapting to the new requirements.
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Last Tuesday morning I was present as member of the welcoming committee for the official arrival ceremony for Present Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic
3 (Tuesday) - 5 (Thursday)