December 2018 Issue

Virus cloning may lead to leafroll control

By |December 27th, 2018|

Cloning a destructive grapevine virus will help researchers understand it and, potentially, learn how to stop it.

Growers need a plan for preventing workplace discrimination

By |December 27th, 2018|

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Attorney Sarah Wixson was impressed with her client, a Washington grower, for already having complex systems in place for understanding

WSU earns federal funds for grape and vineyard research

By |December 26th, 2018|

Research projects supported by Washington’s wine industry help leverage $5.4 million in grants for WSU.

New Everest Seedless grape is big and bold

By |December 26th, 2018|

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Cornell University grape breeders have introduced a new table grape variety: the Everest Seedless. Like its namesake, the new grape

California winery goes green in a big way

By |December 26th, 2018|

Silver Oak’s Alexander Valley Winery is the first production winery to earn LEED Platinum certification, and they have LBC certification in sight.

Food recall risks are rising

By |December 20th, 2018|

Food industry consultant offers tips for preparing for an FDA inspection and preventing a recall.

Six smart tips for better spray management

By |December 19th, 2018|

Improve spray coverage, reduce drift and protect the environment with a small investment of time and money.

Picking a harvest platform: Roundup of manufacturers’ top picks

By |December 18th, 2018|

Growers have many choices as manufacturers invest heavily in harvest platforms.

Prototype picker: Apple Vacuum System tested (VIDEO)

By |December 18th, 2018|

Apple Vacuum System mounted on a Bandit Xpress platform may look strange, but orchard managers seem pleased with performance.

Grower yields profits with agritourism

By |December 13th, 2018|

British Columbia orchard gambles on agritainment to preserve legacy for next generation.

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