Featured stories about grapes and more in this issue.
Vineyards seeking a sustainable system
Founding Willamette Valley winery takes a wide view of environmental responsibility.
Study looks for smoke signals in wine
The science of smoke impacts on wine grapes is “snowballing” as new technology is tested in research vineyards and labs.
Wisconsin teen growing a fruitful future
Teen's unusual passion for grafting and growing opens doors to the tree fruit industry.
Low-water tips for vineyards
California grape growers share suggestions for managing water scarcity.
Why to certify Washington vineyards
Washington state’s wine industry prepares to launch sustainable certification program.
Buffeted by the blue wave
Michigan blueberry growers adjust to greater competition.
SweeTango seeking grassroots boost
SweeTango growers partnering with direct marketers.
Changes taking root in Washington vineyards
The initial phylloxera panic replaced by rootstock trials and replanting plans.
New roots, new systems
At Les Collines Vineyard, a new manager mixes innovations into renovations.
Rootstocks take Washington viticulture to the next level
Walla Walla wine region co-founder Norm McKibben looks at replanting as an opportunity to advance the industry.
Don’t cut your options with Cosmic Crisp
Growers learning the importance of balance between cropping and renewal pruning on maturing WA 38 trees.
Good to Know: Dialing in disease control
Best practices for fungicide stewardship.
Hansen: Shining the light on collaboration
Research collaboration is helping to bring global awareness to Washington wines.
Great Lakes gathering
EXPO back in-person for 2021.
Clip-on clipping — Video
Pennsylvania grower invents hand-freeing stem clipper.
Matson: Weather the storm
Preparing for progress toward smoother sailing is the vision of the WSTFA annual meeting.
Justin Lyon, a young grower from Prosser, Washington
Justin graduated from Columbia Basin College and Washington State University and manages vineyards in the Yakima Valley and Red Mountain AVAs. He’s married to Brianne Holden-Boushey and is the son of Susan and Michael Lyon.
Blueberry council honors Bernadine Strik
Bernadine Strik, a veteran horticulture professor and berry crop specialist at Oregon State University, has been honored with the Duke Galletta Award for Excellence in
Washington State Grape Society annual meeting and trade show to be held Nov. 18–19
The Washington State Grape Society will hold its 2021 annual meeting and trade show Nov. 18–19 in Grandview, Washington. Along with the State of the
Washington Winegrowers to host WineVit 2022 in-person Feb. 7–10
The Washington Winegrowers Association announced in a news release plans to hold WineVit 2022 in-person Feb. 7–10 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick,
Blueberry councils hire Leslie Wada as nutrition research director
Leslie Wada Leslie Wada, a longtime blueberry research consultant has been hired as the senior director of nutrition and health research for the industry’s two
Northwest cherry and stone fruit research review scheduled Nov. 9
The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, in collaboration with the Oregon Sweet Cherry Commission, invites everyone interested to attend this year’s Northwest cherry and stone