Horticulture & Viticulture
Featured stories about horticulture and viticulture, including frost protection strategy, appear in this issue.
Washington wine producers can expect strong prices for red bulk wines for the next several years, Josh Maloney, winemaker with Wahluke Wine Company in [...]
A new apple orchard planted to a V trellis uses greenhouse technology to support the Vs.
Courtesy of Wilson Orhard & Vineyard Supply
A few [...]
Knowing when and where natural enemies, such as the green lacewing, are active is critical in order to conserve them. Large inset: Garden orb [...]
David Rennhack says wind machines saved at least a part of his crop last year. He had three machines, but after the freezes, he [...]
1. What is the leading grape variety by acreage grown in Washington State?
d. Cabernet Sauvignon
2. What apple variety is headed to [...]
Spraying Promalin at full bloom increased fruit set and yield. Fruit size and shape were normal at harvest, but most of the fruit were [...]
Syngenta, retail partners honor FFA
The iconic blue FFA jacket, worn by more than four million young agricultural leaders since it was introduced in 1933, [...]
This experimental plot at Michigan State University’s Clarksville Horticulture Experiment Station was established last year to study the Solid-Set Canopy Delivery system for spraying. [...]
Tree and vine crops can be won or lost because of one or two critical degrees of cold temperature, so, ultimately, the best method [...]
All frost protection methods consist of using one or more of the following principles, according to USDA Agricultural Research Service irrigation specialist Dr. Robert [...]
In the worldwide winemaking community, Washington State’s wine industry is the 187-year-old new kid on the block.
Although our state’s first wine grapes were [...]
Casey Corr has a rich background in business journalism and print publications, and his broad range of skills should help him lead the [...]
Grapes are piped overhead from the crush pad on the right into the winery for processing. Notice the abundance of windows and full-length glass [...]
for a vertical trellis
Line posts are spaced too far apart. Kuhn advises spacing line posts 32 to 35 feet apart for optimum performance; 40 [...]
I retire as managing editor as of February 1, having served Good Fruit Grower for over 20 years. Getting to know so many [...]
Ed Kershaw speaks with a slow, measured cadence, carefully choosing each word to make his point. He draws you in with a pause [...]
Spanish Castle Vineyard looks like a sea of milk cartons and grapevines. The 180-acre vineyard is located along Highway 28 near Rock Island Dam [...]
The two 50-ton grape presses came from Italy and fit perfectly when put in place on the concrete pad.
Photo by Melissa Hansen
The idea [...]