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Labor & Economics

Featured stories about labor and economics appear in this issue.

  • Surround tested in grapes

Surround tested in grapes

  • June 1st, 2006

The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes on the right were treated with the kaolin clay product Surround. Photo courtesy of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates [...]

On-farm irrigation trials

  • June 1st, 2006

Grape grower Mike Sauer is not afraid to experiment on a small scale with different irrigation regimes. Sometimes, the practices work, while other times, [...]

Project seeks to improve worker skills

  • June 1st, 2006

A broad group of agricultural industries, labor representatives, work force training organizations, and a non-profit organization is working together in Oregon to create a [...]

  • Cooling off grapes

Cooling off grapes

  • June 1st, 2006

John Farmer, left, and Luke Ransom check bud development of Barbera grapes, one of the earliest varieties to break at Alder Ridge [...]

Concentrating flavors

  • June 1st, 2006

Wise use of deficit irrigation can help growers make the most of limited water supplies and pay off in concentrated flavors—at least in red [...]

Family farms need leadership

  • June 1st, 2006

Management can be a difficult issue in many family farms because of the closeness of the family members, Aaron Clark noted during the Washington [...]

New irrigation specialist on board

  • June 1st, 2006

Irrigation engineer Dr. R. Troy Peters, the new Washington State University Extension irrigation specialist, is eager to help growers improve their irrigation management techniques [...]