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Research grants available

September 9th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington State Grape and Wine Research Program is accepting research proposals for competitive grants

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Promising progress for solid-set delivery

August 11th, 2016|0 Comments

MSU research team improves system to reduce chemical waste.

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Troublesome pest makes a comeback

August 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Thought to be eradicated years ago, grape rootworm has returned to New York and Pennsylvania vineyards.

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Hansen: Certified plants are only the first step

August 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Growers need to monitor for virus in early years of a “clean” vineyard.

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Devon Newhouse, Young Grower from Sunnyside, Washington

July 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Devon’s family started out raising cattle in the Yakima Valley, then moved into hops, tree fruit and grapes.

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Crop forecasts: this year, more apples and tart cherries

July 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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Three recent fruit crop forecasts predict larger apple and tart cherry crops and a smaller

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Newhouse named chair of national wine grape association

July 7th, 2016|0 Comments

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Todd Newhouse of Outlook, Washington, has been elected chairman of the Winegrape Growers of America.

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James Claar Whitelatch, a young grower from Pasco, Washington

July 6th, 2016|0 Comments

James manages the wine grape crops on the family’s estate in the White Bluffs region of central Washington. He works alongside his brother John, and parents, Bob and Crista Whitelatch.

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Wine grape revelations

July 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Survey finds research program matches growers’ needs, but more education efforts may be necessary.

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Five other grapes grown to resist the cold

June 28th, 2016|0 Comments

These varieties were developed to withstand Minnesota’s winters.

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Minnesota’s dry, cold-hardy white

June 27th, 2016|0 Comments

New white wine grape variety shows resistance to downy, powdery mildew, phylloxera.

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New Lewis-Clark Valley appellation established on Washington, Idaho border

June 3rd, 2016|2 Comments

Lewiston, Idaho winemaker: ‘An amazing place to grow and make wine’

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WAVE program to be held July 14

June 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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The inaugural Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVE) program will be held July 14

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Piece-rate pay guidelines

May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Officials working to provide practical advice following last year’s Washington state Supreme Court ruling.

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Hansen: Research leads to better control for grape disease

May 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Saved fungicide sprays for powdery mildew keep $2 million-plus in grape growers’ pockets.

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SWD – How to stop a proliferate pest?

May 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Growers and researchers are struggling in efforts to control the spread of spotted wing drosophila.

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Neil Garrison, a young grower from Sunnyside, Washington

May 19th, 2016|2 Comments

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family background / Neil studied business and worked with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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The cost of vineyard labor

May 12th, 2016|1 Comment

Project in early stages to help wine grape growers find ways to mechanize.

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Time to say goodbye for Mimi Nye

May 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Canoe Ridge Estate manager Mimi Nye retires after 35 years with Chateau Ste. Michelle.

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A spray-plus education (Video)

April 29th, 2016|1 Comment

Farm worker teaching team leads the nation in preparing workers for safe use of pesticides.

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Wine grape growers weigh in on Cabernet Sauvignon clones

April 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Clonal choices

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Herbicide resistance a growing concern

April 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Researcher offers tips for helping to control weeds in vineyards.

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Feds approve Lewis-Clark Valley AVA

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

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The federal government has approved a new wine grape appellation in the Northwest: the Lewis-Clark

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Nick Mackay, a young grower from Pasco, Washington

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

After originally pursuing a degree in history and law, Nick pursued a more hands-on career through Washington State University’s viticulture program.

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Mike McLaren, a young grower from Salem, Oregon

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Mike is a first-generation grower who pursued a degree in winemaking before getting his start working in wine sales, distribution and learning to make wine at Corliss Estates

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Hansen: Test for nutrients before spending big money

April 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Wine industry funded research can save growers money and lead to healthier vineyard soils.

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Watering whites

April 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Research shows growers can conserve water while still maintaining quality grapes.

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Going deep when watering grapes

April 12th, 2016|0 Comments

WSU study shows that applying drip irrigation deep beneath the soil surface holds promise.

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Concords on deficit

April 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Subsurface irrigation shows potential for Concords, too.

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How to attract workers

April 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Workers go where they can make the most money.

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Hopes dim for demise of lanternfly

March 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Researchers are no longer optimistic that bug first detected in 2014 can be quickly eradicated.

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6 tips for healthier bees

March 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Beekeeper offers tips for healthy bees, hearty pollination.

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Uncorked potential with wine on tap

March 23rd, 2016|1 Comment

Companies cater to restaurants that don’t want to waste a whole bottle on a single pour.

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Finding cold damage

March 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Recognizing the signs of cold damage in grapevines is critical for growers in northern regions.

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2016 Sparkling Wine Symposium

March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

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Experts from Oregon, California and Champagne, France, will lead a one-day symposium for members of

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Meet the stinkbug’s worst nightmare

March 10th, 2016|0 Comments

A wasp no bigger than a flea could be the best tool against brown marmorated stinkbug.

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Allan Brothers expands, purchases Gamache Vineyard

March 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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One of Washington’s earliest commercial vineyards has been purchased by one of the state’s oldest

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WSU begins historic Ravenholt Lecture Series

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Posthumous donation makes wine science lecture series possible.

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Controlling crown gall disease

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Keys to combating crown gall disease in wine grapes are clean plants, avoiding freeze damage and pairing appropriate varieties to sites.

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Hansen: Wine grapes — An IPM success story

March 1st, 2016|3 Comments

Integrated pest management research has saved Washington’s wine grape growers millions in pesticide costs.

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Wine Foundation scholarships deadline is March 15

February 24th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington Wine Industry Foundation is offering over $30,000 in scholarships for undergraduate and post-graduate students studying

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Knowing Washington’s trunk diseases

February 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

As Northwest vineyards age, trunk diseases become more of a concern.

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Concerns about Xylella fastidiosa, Pierce’s disease

February 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Oregon investigates finding of bacterium that causes Pierce’s disease in wine grapevines.

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Washington grape growers honor industry members

February 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington wine industry honored several long-time industry members for their pioneering involvement and advancement

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U.S. wine export market ripe for growth

February 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Wine grape growers' state of industry panels highlight positive market trends.

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Grape canopy control

February 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Juice grape growers can manage size of vines with pruning, irrigation and maybe some thinning.

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Grape seed color has little effect

February 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Study upends thinking that wine’s taste depends heavily on color of the grape seed when harvested.

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Digging into the roots of a vineyard

February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Volume of fine and coarse roots varies during season.

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Canvasback puts down roots

February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Brian Rudin practices a vineyard-focused approach to winemaking.

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California winery at home in Washington

February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

A blind tasting of wines brought Duckhorn Wine Company to Washington.