Horticulture & Viticulture
Featured stories about horticulture and viticulture, including frost protection strategy, appear in this issue.
All frost protection methods consist of using one or more of the following principles, according to USDA Agricultural Research Service irrigation specialist Dr. Robert [...]
Knowing when and where natural enemies, such as the green lacewing, are active is critical in order to conserve them. Large inset: Garden orb [...]
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 [...]
Wind machines have been a skyline feature in orchards and vineyards in the Pacific Northwest and California for a long time, but now they’re [...]
Casey Corr has a rich background in business journalism and print publications, and his broad range of skills should help him lead the [...]
Spraying Promalin at full bloom increased fruit set and yield. Fruit size and shape were normal at harvest, but most of the fruit were [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
Washington’s wine industry is in another growth spurt, though it’s not as obvious as the big boom in the late 1990s to mid-2000s when [...]
1. What is the leading grape variety by acreage grown in Washington State?
d. Cabernet Sauvignon
2. What apple variety is headed to [...]
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 [...]
The iconic blue FFA jacket, worn by more than four million young agricultural leaders since it was introduced in 1933, turns 80 this year. [...]
Washington wine producers can expect strong prices for red bulk wines for the next several years, Josh Maloney, winemaker with Wahluke Wine Company in [...]
Tree and vine crops can be won or lost because of one or two critical degrees of cold temperature, so, ultimately, the best method [...]
A new apple orchard planted to a V trellis uses greenhouse technology to support the Vs.
Courtesy of Wilson Orhard & Vineyard Supply
A few [...]