October 1st, 2007|0 Comments
Lonnie Wright stands by his century-old Zinfandel vines. Although the vine trunks are fairly small in diameter for the vine’s age, due to
In the big scheme of things, apple growers are concerned about competition from China, but at harvest, the competition is closer to home.
Quality control checker Mariana Ixchel Cornelio samples apples from the third or fourth layer in the bin to look for bruising.
After raising seven children of their own, Clazien and John Smit provided a group home for boys for 12 years. Most stayed for
It’s clear that Washington State doesn’t stand alone in determining supply, demand, and pricing in the world apple marketplace. Eastern U.S. producers, European Union countries,
Dave and Judi Taber and their son, Dave, Jr., sell many types of locally grown fruits and vegetables at their fruit stand, as
The Columbia Gorge American Viticultural Area, encompassing vineyards and wineries in Washington and Oregon, is a region of strong contrasts and distinct wine styles. Stark
Counting degree days may be a useful exercise when selecting a vineyard location, but it’s less profitable when you’re trying to figure out when to
The choice of rootstock can have a major influence on the –production and profitability of a new apple orchard, yet little information is available to
The Natural Resources Conservation Service serving central Washington has announced the 2008 sign-up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and will accept applications through
Steve Jones, owner of Colossal Orchards, Selah, Washington, planted these Sunset Bing cherries last year and will train them to the Kym Breen
Washington tree fruit producers rely on meetings as their main source of agricultural news and information, a University of Washington survey shows. The second most
Almost 20 years ago, the Garcia family of Yakima, Washington, decided to take their destiny into their own hands and pack their own fruit. And
An Italian researcher is experimenting with a nonchemical method to prevent scald developing in stored apples, and has tested it successfully in some commercial packing
International fruit markets often demand high quality packing criteria that need to be carefully communicated to packing shed employees. Crew workers can help
Fruit packer and shipper E.W. Brandt & Sons, Inc., based in Parker, Washington, has a comprehensive quality control program that
The Northwest tree fruit industry is taking a proactive stance on food-safety issues with the launch of the Pacific Northwest Food Safety Committee this summer.
As well as working at Stemilt, Kay Mitsuhashi is studying at Washington State University for a doctorate in horticulture. She
Jim Davis, the new president of Snokist Growers, Yakima, Washington, believes the future is bright for canneries, so long as they develop new products for
February 5th, 2016|0 Comments
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January 29th, 2016|0 Comments
It’s a new era for viticulture and enology research in Washington.
Washington’s wine industry has started the process of building a world-class research program.
The industry has
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