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Irrigation & Sustainable Agriculture

Featured stories about irrigation and sustainable agriculture appear in this issue.

Focus on soil shows in the wine

  • May 1st, 2006

A two-hour seminar on soil biology was a revelation to Chris Figgins, who promptly began transitioning his vineyards to a more biologically oriented viticulture [...]

Organic demand exceeds supply

  • May 1st, 2006

Demand for organic tree fruits is outstripping supply, says Roger Wechsler, president of the organic produce marketer CF Fresh of Sedro-Woolley, Washington. The [...]

  • It’s a bug-eat-bug world

It’s a bug-eat-bug world

  • May 1st, 2006

Female Mormon cricket Why do Mormon crickets move en masse? Partly because banding together shields them from predatory birds and [...]

Applying sustainability nationwide

  • May 1st, 2006

It’s hard enough to develop, coordinate, and execute sustainable programs for wine-grape-producing regions even statewide, but Australia is implementing environmental stewardship on a national [...]

Technology & Good Fruit

  • May 1st, 2006

With support from individuals and agricultural commodity groups, particularly tree fruit and grapes, the Washington State legislature approved funding in March 2006 to Washington [...]

New York growers and EurepGAP

  • May 1st, 2006

Many New York apple growers are now complying with a European food safety initiative required by some European retailers. Though the program involves [...]

Winery buildings can be sustainable

  • May 1st, 2006

Sustainable practices don’t end in the vineyard. Winery facilities can also be sustainable when they are built to be ecologically sound, economically viable, operationally [...]

Myth and reality

  • May 1st, 2006

Do the preparations added when farming biodynamically really make a difference? A Washington State University study comparing biodynamic and organic viticulture found no significant [...]