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February 3rd, 2014|0 Comments
Q: Did you always want to be a farmer?
I wanted to be a lawyer. I wanted to get away from the farm life and go
February 1st, 2014|0 Comments
Could red-fleshed varieties be developed for the nutraceutical industry?
Jerry Haak focused on growing fruit and helping others, not his pain.
Blueberry trees could be machine harvested, boosting fruit yields.
Pear industry members step in to help Nancy Vaughn produce a quality crop.
A research project to find out whether Ethrel (ethephon) could be used as a postbloom thinner for cherries showed that the material can reduce the fruit load.
Growers have conflicting opinions
February 1st, 2014|1 Comment
Bloom-time applications of an ethylene inhibitor can keep cherry blossoms viable longer
“We want to build our supplies, not restrict them. We want to get our market back.” —Randy Willmeng
New MSU cherry rootstocks are dwarfing and precocious
January 30th, 2014|3 Comments
One of Washington State’s southernmost vineyards, planted within a mile of the Columbia River near Dallesport by Don Graves, is also one of the older
January 30th, 2014|0 Comments
The Veranda Beach vineyard is the cornerstone of a resort development.
Aquilini’s British Columbia company shocked the wine world with the purchase of land at Red Mountain.
January 30th, 2014|2 Comments
New red strains might disguise improper maturity
Overcropping Honeycrisp will result in poorly colored, poor-storing, and poor-tasting fruit.
Michigan apple packers are in an expansion mode.
January 29th, 2014|0 Comments
Trellis tension technology could improve accuracy of crop estimating in grapes.
E.W. Brandt and Sons, a fruit growing, packing, and marketing operation in Wapato, Washington, is expanding its operations and is using RemBrandt Masterpiece fruit as
Ian Adams of Scionon, Ltd., Hastings, New Zealand, and Matt Moser of Moser Fruit Tree Sales, Inc., Coloma, Michigan, have agreed to partner in the
The Washington State Horticultural Association and ApRecs have teamed up to offer growers and packers access to a spray record and food-safety documentation system that
Howell at the Moon Productions has released two new short documentaries on the legendary Washington fruit growers Grady Auvil and Tom Mathison.
Gee Whiz: The Apples
The Washington Wine Industry Foundation was named a benefactor last month during the fundraising Washington State University Foundation Gala in recognition of its high level
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Washington State Department of Agriculture will hold listening sessions in February to get feedback from specialty crop growers
The Washington Wine Industry Foundation is administering three grants totaling nearly $525,000 that deal with clean plants, winery worker safety and training, and plant pests
January 28th, 2014|0 Comments
Lower costs and better vigor control make them attractive for high-density plantings.
January 27th, 2014|0 Comments
Victor Palencia is one of the youngest winery owners in Washington’s wine industry.
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