Kent Christensen, president of Independent Warehouse, Inc., in Dryden, Washington, received the Washington State Horticultural Association’s Silver Pear Award during the association’s annual meeting in December. Incoming Hort President Steve Zediker, presented the award
1 Which of the following cherries is not an offspring of Van?
2 The Honeycrisp apple was bred in?
3 Which cherry variety is the father of Bing?
a. Black Republican
The idea to designate Yakima Valley as Washington State’s first American Viticultural Area came to Mike Wallace while he was visiting California’s wine country in the early 1980s, when northern California growers and vintners were carving out appellations and subappellations.
Michelle Moyer demonstrates how WSU’s vineyard site evaluation computer model works.
PHOTO BY MELISSA HANSEN
Dr. Michelle Moyer, Washington State University’s statewide viticulture extension specialist, regularly receives calls from growers asking advice about planting wine grapes in
Washington State University viticulture extension specialist Dr. Michelle Moyer suggests growers consider the following when developing a disease management program:
• Reproductive rate of the pathogen. How fast can the disease reproduce in your vineyard? Is
1. What is the leading grape variety by acreage grown in Washington State?
d. Cabernet Sauvignon
2. What apple variety is headed to overtake Red Delicious by 2018?
d. Granny Smith
3. How many American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) are there in