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Grapes

Featured stories about grapes and viticulture, including 2011 Wine Grape Grower of the year, appear in this issue.

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  • MAP funds granted for stone fruits

MAP funds granted for stone fruits

  • February 1st, 2012

Dissolution of the California Tree Fruit Agreement created opportunity for Washington State stone fruit, says Ingrid Mohn, FAS market development specialist. About $250,000 was [...]

  • In The Box

In The Box

  • February 1st, 2012

Brothers Mark, Ted, David, and John Rice were named Good Fruit Growers of the Year for 2011. They are the seventh generation [...]

Let natural enemies play a role

  • February 1st, 2012

Growers today tend to think that integrated pest management has to do primarily with monitoring pests and scheduling ­pesticide applications.

But that’s not what IPM [...]

  • Honoree is a survivor

Honoree is a survivor

  • February 1st, 2012

Rob Andrews, holding what was once a Merlot vine, said they wasted no time reworking their Merlot blocks, which were hit hardest [...]

  • New variety has it all

New variety has it all

  • February 1st, 2012

Grape breeder Peter Hemstad is also co-owner of Minnesota’s St. Croix Vineyards. His winery won the 2010 Governor’s Cup (top prize) with a 2009 [...]

Good Point

  • February 1st, 2012

Arsenic in apple juice. Apples, pears, and cherries on the Environmental Working Group’s latest “Dirty Dozen List.” Canned fruit contaminated with BPA, a chemical [...]

Good Job

  • February 1st, 2012

Lewis receives Latino award Karen Lewis, Washington State University tree fruit regional extension specialist, has been honored with the first annual Latino [...]

  • Economy down, wine sales up

Economy down, wine sales up

  • February 1st, 2012

Despite a bleak economic picture for many Americans, it’s a good time for Washington State wines. Grocery story data collected both nationally and within [...]

  • Grape program feels budget cuts

Grape program feels budget cuts

  • February 1st, 2012

Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling is hopeful research funding will be restored in the next Farm Bill.

Though the viticulture and enology program at Washington State University [...]

Inmates available

  • February 1st, 2012

 Inmates are available to work in Washington State orchards for the same hourly wage as other ­employees receive.       Dan Fazio, executive [...]

  • Marquette tested in Washington

Marquette tested in Washington

  • February 1st, 2012

Paul Champoux

Washington State’s Paul Champoux of Alderdale, known for his award-winning grapes grown in the Horse Heaven Hills appellation, planted a half-acre of greenhouse-grown [...]

Sell food safety from the top down

  • February 1st, 2012

Food safety means different things to different people—sanitation, temperature control, personal hygiene, quality assurance, regulations—but what it really boils down to is human behavior, [...]

  • MAP funds granted for stone fruits

MAP funds granted for stone fruits

  • February 1st, 2012

Dissolution of the California Tree Fruit Agreement created opportunity for Washington State stone fruit, says Ingrid Mohn, FAS market development specialist. [...]

Cherry marketing order passes

  • February 1st, 2012

Washington State sweet cherry growers voted to continue the federal marketing order that regulates sweet cherries.  During the referendum held in November, 92 percent [...]

Let natural enemies play a role

  • February 1st, 2012

Growers today tend to think that integrated pest management has to do primarily with monitoring pests and scheduling ­pesticide applications.      [...]

  • Minnesota grapes get national attention

Minnesota grapes get national attention

  • February 1st, 2012

Marquette, which can survive to -30°F, has potential for Washington State.
Sara Granstrom

The University of Minnesota’s grape and fruit breeding efforts date back more [...]

  • New variety has it all

New variety has it all

  • February 1st, 2012

Grape breeder Peter Hemstad is also co-owner of Minnesota’s St. Croix Vineyards. His winery won the 2010 Governor’s Cup (top prize) with [...]

Good Point

  • February 1st, 2012

Arsenic in apple juice. Apples, pears, and cherries on the Environmental Working Group’s latest “Dirty Dozen List.” Canned fruit contaminated with BPA, a [...]

  • In The Box

In The Box

  • February 1st, 2012

Brothers Mark, Ted, David, and John Rice were named Good Fruit Growers of the Year for 2011. They are the seventh generation of the [...]

  • Honoree is a survivor

Honoree is a survivor

  • February 1st, 2012

Rob Andrews, holding what was once a Merlot vine, said they wasted no time reworking their Merlot blocks, which were hit hardest by the [...]

Sell food safety from the top down

  • February 1st, 2012

Food safety means different things to different people—sanitation, temperature control, personal hygiene, quality assurance, regulations—but what it really boils down to is human [...]

Good Job

  • February 1st, 2012

Lewis receives Latino award
Karen Lewis, Washington State University tree fruit regional extension specialist, has been honored with the first annual Latino Leadership Award [...]

Cherry marketing order passes

  • February 1st, 2012

Washington State sweet cherry growers voted to continue the federal marketing order that regulates sweet cherries.  During the referendum held in November, 92 [...]

Inmates available

  • February 1st, 2012

Inmates are available to work in Washington State orchards for the same hourly wage as other ­employees receive.

Dan Fazio, executive director of the Washington [...]