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Micky George Grower and shipper, Sultana, California Providing benefits “We will continue doing what we’ve been doing for a long time,” said
Mary Lou Peterson is the first female county commissioner in Okanogan, and runs orchards with her husband, Dan. Photo by Geraldine Warner
Irrigation engineer Dr. R. Troy Peters, the new Washington State University Extension irrigation specialist, is eager to help growers improve their irrigation management techniques and
Management can be a difficult issue in many family farms because of the closeness of the family members, Aaron Clark noted during the Washington Women
The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes on the right were treated with the kaolin clay product Surround. Photo courtesy of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
The first month after bloom is a critical time for ensuring that apples reach their full potential size at harvest, according to Dr. Alan Lakso
Grape grower Mike Sauer is not afraid to experiment on a small scale with different irrigation regimes. Sometimes, the practices work, while other times, he’s
John Farmer, left, and Luke Ransom check bud development of Barbera grapes, one of the earliest varieties to break at Alder Ridge Vineyards
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 grapes.
Hot summer days are ahead, and it is time to refresh our knowledge in the recognition, prevention, and first aid of heat-related disorders. Working outdoors
SOURCE: David Severn, Washington State Fruit Commission Though early season estimates for the 2006 Pacific Northwest sweet cherry crop show potential
The most expensive element in a vineyard is the labor required to produce the grapes, but for Kim Crawford and other New Zealand wineries, laborers
Scientists say eating fresh Bing cherries might help fight the inflammation of arthritis, heart disease, and cancer. In a study conducted by chemist
A robotic harvester being developed by Vision Robotics employs a two-step approach. First, a scout system maps the location of the fruit on
The first Latino viticulture education program in Washington State doesn’t open its classroom doors until November, but already, the state’s wine industry has raised more
Getting rid of ladders should not only make the orchard a safer place, but might open up orchard jobs to a larger pool of people.
A simple mock-up shows the idea behind the over-the-row platfom that is being developed. A team of research and Extension people
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 more
October 6th, 2015|0 Comments
Growers and packers are adapting to the new requirements.
September 28th, 2015|0 Comments
Last Tuesday morning I was present as member of the welcoming committee for the official arrival ceremony for Present Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic
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