August 2006 Issue

Last Bite

By |August 1st, 2006|

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Richard Wachsmith, his father, and his brother arrived in the Yakima Valley in 1904. He

Strategic plan for Washington wines

By |August 1st, 2006|

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The Washington Wine Commission’s board has approved a long-term strategic plan that will require significant increases in assessments from grape

Packing APPLES

By |August 1st, 2006|

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Bins of Golden Delicious are dumped at La Norteñita packing plant. A sign in Cuauhtémoc, Mexico,

Olsen brothers branch out

By |August 1st, 2006|

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Leif (left), Larry, and Dick Olsen grow premium wine grapes to the west of Red Mountain, shown in

Chihuahua growers try cherries

By |August 1st, 2006|

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Eric Robinson (right) explains to Carlos Chavez (left) and Pepe Armendariz how he’s training his cherry trees to

How to grow only target fruit

By |August 1st, 2006|

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For optimum profits, growers need to maximize their production of target fruit, Noel Adkins, manager of orchard operations with Dovex

Emigrant returns to grow apples

By |August 1st, 2006|

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Washington State IPM consultant Naná Simone (right) chats with Chihuahua orchardist Hector Ordoñez. After spending most

How the economic situation developed

By |August 1st, 2006|

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The economic situation that Washington State apple growers are struggling with today took root in

Big trees are no obstacle to hail nets

By |August 1st, 2006|

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Salvador Corral, president of La Norteñita, a major growing and packing operation in Cuauhtémoc, planted his first apple trees in

Pick only quality fruit

By |August 1st, 2006|

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Growers looking for a way to put profitability back into the apple industry hold the key themselves, industry representatives say.

With

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