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Horticulture & Viticulture

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

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Last Bite: Test your horticulture and viticulture savvy

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1. What is the leading grape variety by acreage grown in Washington State?
a. Riesling
b. Syrah
c. Chardonnay
d. Cabernet Sauvignon

2. What apple variety is headed to overtake Red Delicious by 2018?
a. Fuji
b. Honeycrisp
c. Gala
d. Granny

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Good to Know: Promalin as a frost rescue for apples

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Spraying Promalin at full bloom increased fruit set and yield. Fruit size and shape were normal at harvest, but most of the fruit were without

Good Stuff

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

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Mist cooling for freeze protection

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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. Jim

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Frost protection strategies

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

Twelve principles of frost protection

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

Good

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Good Point: New kid on the block

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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 planted

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New managing editor hired for Good Fruit Grower

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Casey Corr

Casey Corr has a rich background in business journalism and print publications, and his broad range of skills should help him lead the Good

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New winery adds capacity

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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 doors

The five most common mistakes

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 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 feet

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First Bite—Farewell

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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 of

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A Journey of Hope

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

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Wine industry in a growth spurt

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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 acreage

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Zirkle Fruit moves into wine

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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 for the

Bulk wine prices stay strong

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

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Growers try hooped trellises

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A new apple orchard planted to a V trellis uses greenhouse technology to support the Vs.
Courtesy of Wilson Orhard & Vineyard Supply

A few tree fruit

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Enhancing biocontrol

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

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Wind machines

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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 sweeping