December 2013 Issue

Chip detects water needs

By |November 27th, 2013|

Microsensors implanted in tree trunks or vines can measure water stress directly.

Entrepreneur focuses on apple picking

By |November 27th, 2013|

WSU graduate student Mark De Kleine is exploring ways to remove apples from the tree more quickly.

Meet the 2013 Grower of the Year

By |November 27th, 2013|

California grower has an open door -- Jeff Colombini is always looking for a better way to grow fruit.

Good Point: A troubling case

By |November 27th, 2013|

The enforcers of federal law are apparently trying to send a stern message: as a produce farmer,if you send adulterated food to market, you may be charged with a crime.

Northwest seeks food safety answers

By |November 27th, 2013|

The Center for Produce Safety is seeking scientists to address food safety knowledge gaps in the Northwest.

Opportunities in olives

By |November 27th, 2013|

California's extra virgin olive oil renaissance is due in part to concern about future labor shortages.

Last Bite: The last, best questions

By |November 27th, 2013|

Enjoy the final installment of FruiTrivia.

Home is where the wine is

By |November 27th, 2013|

Mike and Judi Scott meet most of their wine buyers face to face at their basement tasting room.

Marketing matters

By |November 27th, 2013|

Economic studies have shown that successful wineries tend to be either very small or very large. - See more at:

B.C. growers should focus on clones

By |November 26th, 2013|

Grape gowers need to find out which clones will work best in British Columbia.

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