December 2008 Issue

Make the dessert featured on the cover

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Download the recipe pdf.

Another set of eyes

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Fieldma’am Joan Johnson talks with Tom Garrison during the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers’s summer tour.

Producing profitable peaches

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The Valentine peach, a French-bred white peach, produced 400 fruits per tree in the second leaf. Right upper,

Vines in hot water

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Hot water treatment of grapevines is an important—and in some cases, mandatory—tool for controlling the spread of pests and disease,

Recognizing vine cankers

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Botryosphaeria is often overlooked as a pathogen for canker diseases of grapevines, but Dr. Doug Gubler of the University

Harvest aids

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A foam-lined picking box, with curtained bottom, is used during harvest at D-L orchards. Right, stepladders are stored

More online organic courses

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Washington State University, the first U.S. university to offer an online certificate in organic agriculture, has expanded its course offerings.

Use cultural practices to manage pests

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Cultural practices and pest management must be balanced, says Michael Costello. Management practices for one kind

Varieties must be moneymakers

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Guy Ligonniere, right, shows the small bin trailers used during harvest. French apple breeder Joris Nicolleau is on

New orchard owners value their employees

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Francisco Ramirez, left, a graduate of Wenatchee Valley College’s Hispanic Orchard Employee Education Program, is a full-time orchard

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