January 1st, 2008|0 Comments
With the 2007 crop numbers fresh in our minds, why would the Washington Apple Commission be looking ahead to the 2008 crop? Diligent
As I look out my office window at another December snow flurry, I find myself looking forward to a winter’s worth of industry meetings that
Mount Adams is on the left and Mount Rainier on the right in the distance. “G and I” stood for Grandview Inland Fruit
Mike Mrachek says their recent lease of a winery in Quincy, with 35 acres of wine grapes, is a perfect fit because it’s
Cherry, apple, and wine grape acreage at three locations in Washington State, a winery and tasting room, a commercial laboratory, and an irrigation scheduling service.
Samples will be made into wine to compare differences between Merlot grown on rootstocks and own-rooted vines. Dr. James Harbertson’s wine
January 1st, 2008|3 Comments
Despite abundant sunshine in eastern Washington, few businesses are adopting solar energy projects, though the interest is there, says an electric cooperative –representative.
“Going to solar
January 1st, 2008|1 Comment
Photovoltaic panels are positioned on the rooftop of organic produce marketer CF Fresh to put sunshine to work. In what has
A shortage of processing apples has resulted in increased imports of Chinese apple juice concentrate into the United States. Tight supplies were reflected in sharp
"Americans will never notice as the percentage of their food that is imported rises to 100 percent." —Steven
Warmer minimum temperatures in Washington State and other northern states could translate into less color development for red grape varieties and other crops like Red
Many fruits, such as cherries, blueberries, and plums, contain high levels of antioxidants, but not all are absorbed in the same way into the blood,
Wine grape growers should meet annually with their winemakers to review the year and discuss wine grape quality, says Dr. James Harbertson, Washington State –University
The United States ranks fifth out of 28 apple-producing countries in terms of international competitiveness, according to data compiled by agricultural economist Dr. Des O’Rourke,
Laura Mrachek oversees the operations of Cascade Analytical in Wenatchee and its Yakima branch. The labs provide agricultural and environmental testing services.
Putting politics and blame aside, global warming is occurring and carbon dioxide concentrations in the world are increasing, says a
November 30th, 2016|0 Comments
“Continuous Change,” the theme of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association 112th Annual Meeting, is a familiar challenge to the Washington tree fruit industry.
November 4th, 2016|0 Comments
It seems we are the victims of our own inaction. This month we will vote for America’s next president and yet, at this writing, neither
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