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Horticulture & Viticulture

Featured stories about horticulture and viticulture, including frost protection strategy, appear in this issue.

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Twelve principles of frost protection

  • February 1st, 2013

All frost protection methods consist of using one or more of the following principles, according to USDA Agricultural Research Service irrigation ­specialist Dr. Robert [...]

  • Enhancing biocontrol

Enhancing biocontrol

  • February 1st, 2013

Knowing when and where natural enemies, such as the green lacewing, are active is critical in order to conserve them. Large inset: Garden orb [...]

  • Good Point: New kid on the block

Good Point: New kid on the block

  • February 1st, 2013

Steve Warner

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

Wind machines

  • February 1st, 2013

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 [...]

  • New winery adds capacity

New winery adds capacity

  • February 1st, 2013

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 [...]

  • Mist cooling for freeze protection

Mist cooling for freeze protection

  • February 1st, 2013

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. [...]

The five most common mistakes

  • February 1st, 2013

 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 [...]

  • First Bite—Farewell

First Bite—Farewell

  • February 1st, 2013

Jim Black

I retire as managing editor as of February 1, having served Good Fruit Grower for over 20 years. Getting to know so many [...]

  • A Journey of Hope

A Journey of Hope

  • February 1st, 2013

Ed Kershaw speaks with a slow, measured cadence, carefully choosing each word to make his point. He draws you in with a pause [...]

  • Wine industry in a growth spurt

Wine industry in a growth spurt

  • February 1st, 2013

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 [...]

  • Zirkle Fruit moves into wine

Zirkle Fruit moves into wine

  • February 1st, 2013

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 [...]

Good Stuff

  • February 1st, 2013

The iconic blue FFA jacket, worn by more than four million young agricultural leaders since it was introduced in 1933, turns 80 this year. [...]

Bulk wine prices stay strong

  • February 1st, 2013

Washington wine producers can expect strong prices for red bulk wines for the next several years, Josh Maloney, winemaker with Wahluke Wine Company in [...]

  • Frost protection strategies

Frost protection strategies

  • February 1st, 2013

Tree and vine crops can be won or lost because of one or two critical degrees of cold temperature, so, ultimately, the best method [...]