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The empty spaces in this vineyard are grafted vines that didn’t take. “A vineyard like this with a lot of holes has issues that have
The entry of Walmart into organic fruit retailing five years ago helped fuel the demand for organic fruit, and demand is still growing despite the
Pear committee nominations
Nominations for positions on the Processed Pear Committee will be accepted during upcoming fruit industry meetings.
Nominations for an Oregon handler position held by
Tedd Wildman is busy loading grapes during harvest.
It would be easier to list the industry groups that Prosser, Washington’s Tedd Wildman has not been actively
A research and demonstration orchard near Ferrara, Italy, is a horticulturist’s dream—a 25-acre plot to study rootstocks, varieties, and training systems for pears, apples, and
The young vines in grow tubes are replants due to disease-contaminated plant material.
When Tedd Wildman began planting lesser-known red wine grape varieties on Washington State’s
An example of a field-grafted vine.
Reasons to redevelop a vineyard vary—the vines may be the wrong variety, riddled with disease, or no longer productive. But
Laimburg Research Center’s Daniele Bona, left, shows the differences between high and low elevation in their variety trials.
Golden Delicious is the major variety grown in
At this year’s Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers’s annual meeting, we have a special session called “Getting Paid: Tools for Grape Growers.” The session
A typical Riesling vineyard in Germany’s Mosel region. Some of the steepest vineyards in the world are found in Germany.
The white Riesling grape, a Vitis
Michelle Moyer, the new viticultural extension specialist for Washington State, visits vineyards in Oppenheim, Germany.
New viticultural specialist hired
Michelle Moyer had a family nursery and landscape
Dear Good Fruit Grower:
Many thanks for running the article on my Running Fruit Ladders project, “Large Art For Small Farms,” December 2010.
The story looked
Naming a winery after your wife can earn a husband plenty of brownie points, but it also keeps her vested in making sure the wine
February 1st, 2011|3 Comments
After years of sitting on a tractor to knock down vineyard weeds with an old grape hoe, only doing about an acre an hour and
The Geos packing house has 51 channels and 10 packing lines. The Geos packing house, a member of the Vinschgau Fruit
With Come Unglued, there is no need to replace expensive PVC fittings.
Quick PVC pipe fix
Come Unglued is a new tool designed to save time and
February 1st, 2011|2 Comments
Many major U.S. apple packers and marketers are offering exclusive varieties to their customers in an effort to gain a competitive advantage. But some are
Auvil Fruit Company
For a long time, Auvil Fruit Company had been on the lookout for a yellow, good-tasting dessert apple to add to its lineup
Tedd Wildman, described by some as a perfectionist, has developed a reputation for growing high quality grapes. A common thread ties
Despite the discovery near Kennewick in 1894 of the destructive grapevine root pest phylloxera, the vast majority of Washington State’s vineyards continue to be planted
Wapato, Washington, grape grower Mike Sauer has experience with replanting both wine and juice grapes. Wine grapes, when following wine grapes in a vineyard with
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We hear all the time how readers love Good Fruit Grower covers, which showcase the gorgeous scenery of our industry. A few readers don’t grow
February 28th, 2017|0 Comments
What growers need to know to prepare for implementing robotic harvest technology
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