Horticulture & Viticulture
Featured stories about horticulture and viticulture, including frost protection strategy, appear in this issue.
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 [...]
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 [...]