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Be gone, starlings

August 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Bird control in British Columbia benefits from area-wide approach.

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Washington State Wine announces priorities for research program

July 25th, 2018|0 Comments

A new list of priorities developed with input from winemakers and wine grape growers in Washington state will guide the Washington State Wine’s funding recommendations for research in 2019.

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Studying the rot of the problem

July 17th, 2018|0 Comments

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Sour rot can be a frustrating foe in vineyards, but after more than a decade

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Steven Murray Jr., a young grower from Bakersfield, California

June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Steven has helped change Murray Family Farms’ business, adding farm markets and

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Divide to conquer pests?

June 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Boutique grower credits unconventional trellis system for pest and disease prevention.

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Shredding research in Midwest vineyards

May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

MSU study finds some benefits in using mechanized leaf removal.

  • Elizabeth Bourcier, a young grower from Walla Walla

Elizabeth Bourcier, a young grower from Walla Walla, Washington

May 29th, 2018|1 Comment

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family background / Elizabeth studied winemaking and viticulture at Walla Walla Community College and California

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In case of smoke, take quick action

May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

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Wine grape growers should keep insurance in mind if they see smoke on the horizon

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Promoting native plants in vineyards

May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Will they prove worth the trouble for growers?

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Better ways to manage vine vigor

May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Georgia researcher shares three tips for controlling growth in grapevines.

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Should you spend now to save later?

May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

As labor costs rise, investing in vineyard mechanization will become increasingly cost-effective.

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Weed eaters

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Herbicide resistance pushes California grape growers to try bringing back weed control strategies such as sheep and cultivation.

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Weed worries: Herbicide-resistant species are top of mind

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Glyphosate-resistance is primary weed concern for wine grape growers in Washington state.

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Learn how research benefits wine industry at two events

March 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

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Washington State University and the Washington Wine Commission are co-sponsoring events to provide information on

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The worldwide view of wine from Washington : Video

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Speakers at the 2018 Washington Winegrowers annual convention bring big-picture perspective.

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Venture vineyardists

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Industry experts offer branding and marketing strategies for grape growers.

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Grape expectations: WSU publishes 45-page guide on vineyard nutrition

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Updated "Vineyard Nutrient Management in Washington State" replaces 4-page document.

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Dollars from China fuel a new Washington vineyard and resort

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Dollars from China fuel a new Washington vineyard and resort

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Washington wine foundation adds new members

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

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Four people have joined the  Washington Wine Industry Foundation as board directors. They are Corina

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Hunting for vineyard disease vectors

March 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Buffalo treehopper emerges as a potential carrier of virus that causes red blotch disease.

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More good mites wanted this year

March 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Biocontrol and low-pesticide systems appear to be working in controlling mites in vineyards.

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2017 Washington wine grapes fetched high prices

March 2nd, 2018|2 Comments

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Washington wine grape growers harvested 227,000 tons in 2017, according to the Crush Report released

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On a mission to vanquish viruses in vineyards

February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Researcher aims to better understand prevalence of viral infections — and to develop quick tests for detecting them.

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Resistance rising for powdery mildew

February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Last year’s weather made was especially challenging in battling disease in Western U.S.

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20 years in the making

February 12th, 2018|1 Comment

Milbrandt brothers look back on two decades in Washington’s wine grape industry as they open the state’s largest custom wine bottling operation.

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Watch and learn

February 12th, 2018|1 Comment

Michigan State University’s new video series highlights grape and wine research.

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Washington Winegrowers honor longtime industry leaders

February 6th, 2018|0 Comments

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The Washington Winegrowers Association honored four longtime industry leaders on Tuesday during a lunch banquet

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On the hunt for nematodes

February 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Washington researchers launch big-picture project to figure out how best to protect vineyards against root parasites.

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Using palissage to slow vigorous vines

February 5th, 2018|2 Comments

Tucking or wrapping shoots to slow growth offers promising alternative to hedging for canopy control in Cornell trials.

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Five tips for tying grapevines

February 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Michigan State University viticulture extension educator has some tricks to make work easier in the vineyard.

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Scharlau: Progress, process and unity

February 5th, 2018|1 Comment

Washington Winegrowers has mission to be an industry voice for both growers and vinters.

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A flash of enhancement for red grapes

February 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Hopes are high that new technology can improve Michigan reds.

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Great grape growth in Michigan

February 5th, 2018|1 Comment

Economic study shows soaring winery industry.

  • Oliver May, a young grower from Alderdale, Washington

Oliver May, a young grower from Alderdale, Washington

February 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

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family background/ Oliver started farming at age 27 with his parents, Milo and Kay May,

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WAVEx event set for March 15

February 1st, 2018|0 Comments

WAVEx event set for March 15

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Hansen: Two sciences must grow together

January 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Grape growing research must not ignore the research involved in winemaking.

  • Jill McCluskey, an economist at Washington State University

Going green with reds and whites

January 17th, 2018|1 Comment

Will the investment in eco-certification for your vineyard pay off? It depends.

  • Julia Kock at Klipsun Vineyard

Plight of the Concords

January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Juice grape prices inching up, but acreage decline continues.

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Washington wine people meet Jan.18-19 to discuss research

January 5th, 2018|1 Comment

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The Washington State Wine Commission will hold its annual Research Review on January 18 and

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Growing by the acres

December 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Results from Washington state questionnaire help paint picture of shifting fruit industry.

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Yes, your spray nozzles need to be replaced on a regular basis.

December 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Nozzle nagging

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Nation’s oldest commercial winery back in operation in Kentucky

December 27th, 2017|1 Comment

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Years of research and a good helping of serendipity led to the exact location of

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Longtime winemaker fulfills dream by opening his own boutique winery

November 22nd, 2017|2 Comments

Co Dinn Winery: One man’s path

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Grape prices, fungicide resistance likely heading up

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

The acreage of juice grapes in Washington continues to decline, but the price is likely to go up next year, said Trent Ball at the Washington State Grape Society annual meeting on Friday. Challenging growing seasons in Argentina, Spain, and California mean global supplies are down.

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Wine gaining ground in Michigan

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

New Michigan wine collaborative aims to shape state’s industry.

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Riesling for those rainy days

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Growers in the Finger Lakes figure out how to grow European grapes in challenging conditions.

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Veterans see future in WSU wine program

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

There’s something about all the hands-on work that attracted Nick French, a former Air Force mechanic, to the wine industry. He likes getting his hands a little dirty and working with equipment.

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The hunt for great grape genes

November 7th, 2017|0 Comments

New funding enables research to continue to develop DNA markers to breed better grapes.

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N.Y. grape growers vote ‘no’ to research assessment

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Decision marks move toward more regional approach after narrow rejection of assessment.

  • James Bukovinsky, a young grower

James Bukovinsky, a young grower working in Benton City, Washington

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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family background / James grew up in Woodinville, Washington, and earned an environmental science degree