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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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New variety has it all

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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 La

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Economy down, wine sales up

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Despite a bleak economic picture for many Americans, it’s a good time for Washington State wines. Grocery story data

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Economy down, wine sales up

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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 the

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Marquette tested in Washington

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Paul Champoux Washington State’s Paul Champoux of Alderdale, known for his award-winning grapes grown in the Horse Heaven Hills appellation,

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Marquette tested in Washington

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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 ­Marquette

Globalization threatens wine terroir

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Globalization has brought the world of wine to our front door, offering endless choices for consumers and great opportunities for wine producers. But the

Globalization threatens wine terroir

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Globalization has brought the world of wine to our front door, offering endless choices for consumers and great opportunities for wine producers. But the global

Minnesota grapes get national attention

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Marquette, which can survive to -30°F, has potential for Washington State. Sara Granstrom The University of Minnesota’s grape and fruit

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Minnesota grapes get national attention

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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 than a

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In The Box

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

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In The Box

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

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Honoree is a survivor

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

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Honoree is a survivor

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

Good Job

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

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

Inmates available

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

Inmates available

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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 Farm

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MAP funds granted for stone fruits

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

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MAP funds granted for stone fruits

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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 redirected

Let natural enemies play a role

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

Let natural enemies play a role

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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 was

Good Point

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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 Point

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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 in

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Grape program feels budget cuts

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

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Grape program feels budget cuts

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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 has

Sell food safety from the top down

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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,

Sell food safety from the top down

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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, says

Cherry marketing order passes

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

Cherry marketing order passes

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

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New variety has it all

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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