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Crafting rosé with intention

April 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Pink wine creates new market, new approach to fruit quality.

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Merlot up again after the ‘Sideways Effect’

April 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Merlot back on the rise, 15 years after movie slam.

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Gallo acquires wine brands and production facilities in California, Washington and New York

April 11th, 2019|0 Comments

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E. & J. Gallo Winery announced April 3 that it has entered into an agreement

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Irrigating grapes: water less, water early

April 11th, 2019|0 Comments

WSU viticulturist shares irrigation tips for juice and wine grapes.

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Johnson: The other side of the rainbow

April 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Good Fruit Grower's Jared Johnson explains how we handled this issue’s cover shot, which was just too big to fit.

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Water wins for Eastern Washington

April 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Congress approves Western water plans, boosts Bureau of Reclamation budget.

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Growers, researchers earn IFTA awards

April 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Annual awards from the International Fruit Tree Association recognize industry leaders.

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Industry veteran Jamie Peha appointed as executive director of Auction of Washington Wines

April 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

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The Auction of Washington Wines has named industry veteran Jamie Peha its interim executive director,

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Using sensors to test vineyard stress

April 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Measuring vine stress with stem pressure tests is time-consuming, but a new approach using soil tension could provide wine grape growers a wealth of valuable data.

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Dustin Tobin, a young grower from Grandview, Washington

April 1st, 2019|0 Comments

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family background/Dustin grew up working with his family at Dave Tobin Farms and studied viticulture

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FDA announces wine grapes among commodities to be exempt from Produce Safety Rule

March 28th, 2019|0 Comments

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On March 27, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) issued a statement praising the U.S. Food and

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Washington Winegrowers bestows annual awards

March 27th, 2019|0 Comments

Washington wine industry leaders honored.

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Lessons in supply and demand for wine grape growers

March 27th, 2019|0 Comments

Wine broker describes transition period from shortage to excess.

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Headwinds approaching Washington wine industry

March 27th, 2019|0 Comments

Analysts concur: Wine grape growers will need to be innovative in today’s rapidly evolving market.

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Management of grapevine trunk diseases varies by region

March 26th, 2019|0 Comments

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Wood rot pathogens pose a serious threat to vineyards worldwide, but grapevine trunk diseases are

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WSU wine research seminar on April 17 to focus on smoke exposure

March 20th, 2019|0 Comments

The impact of smoke taint from wildfires is the focus of the Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVEx) research seminar on April 17 in Richland, Washington.

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Washington wine growers harvest second largest crop on record in 2018

March 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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Washington wine grape growers harvested 261,000 tons in 2018, the second largest crop in history,

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USDA announces funds to fight spotted lanternfly

March 7th, 2019|0 Comments

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The fight against spotted lanternfly in Pennsylvania got a $6.5 million boost this week with

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Spotted lanternfly a new grape threat

March 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Swarms of feeding spotted lanternfly can kill a vineyard. Will the Pennsylvania quarantine be able to keep them from spreading?

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Washington Winegrowers elect board members

March 6th, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington Winegrowers Association elected board members and officers at their annual meeting held in

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Unravelling the mysteries of the grapevine leaffolder

March 1st, 2019|0 Comments

New wine grape pest in one Washington region turns out to be cousin of common California leaffolder.

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IFTA Heuser lecturer: Start with the problem

February 27th, 2019|0 Comments

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Agriculture’s ability to collect data is greater than its ability to model and interpret data,

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Cornell receives $68.9 million for new grape research lab

February 27th, 2019|0 Comments

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The federal Grape Genetic Research Unit at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, has received

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IFTA bestows awards

February 25th, 2019|0 Comments

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Paul Wafler of Wafler Farms was named the Outstanding Grower for 2019 by the International

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Spanish-language FSMA training in Eastern WA March 5 and 6

February 21st, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will hold a Spanish-language Produce Safety Alliance grower training

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Spray researchers aim to catch their drift: Video

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

New drift assessment survey underway to improve models that predict pesticide drift risk and potentially preclude unnecessarily restrictive labels.

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Steering the research on spray drift

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

UW researcher takes the wheel for drift data collection.

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Winegrowers awards

February 14th, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington Winegrowers presented their annual industry awards on Feb. 14 in Kennewick, Washington.

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Digging into soil bacteria and chlorosis

February 14th, 2019|0 Comments

WSU researcher searches for ways to use the connection between soil microbiology and Concord vine health.

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A galling problem for grape growers

February 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Crown gall survey uncovers clean plant confusion, shortages in Washington vineyards.

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Winegrowers Day 2

February 13th, 2019|0 Comments

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Labor remains the biggest cost for wine grape growers in Washington, and for many, it

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Winegrowers kicks off

February 12th, 2019|0 Comments

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The future for the Washington wine industry remains bright, but some headwinds are coming in

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Grafter provides cutting edge in the vineyard

February 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Field grafting grows in popularity among Washington wine grape growers, though the caution to test for viruses remains.

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Scaling sustainability in the vineyard

February 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Washington Winegrowers Association looks at the big picture in Vinewise program relaunch.

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Wine research grant to fund sustainability study

February 7th, 2019|0 Comments

$300,000 wine grape study aims to better understand consumer interest in sustainability.

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Extra cuticle cuts water demand in the vineyard

February 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Researcher targeting spotted wing drosophila finds coating good for water-saving application.

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Nonpesticidal controls for SWD

February 5th, 2019|0 Comments

OSU researcher shares two new products showing promise in fighting spotted wing drosophila.

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Highlights in the new Farm Bill

February 5th, 2019|0 Comments

2018 Farm Bill includes several provisions that affect the tree fruit industry.

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Nereyida Ponce, a young grower from Prosser, Washington

January 31st, 2019|0 Comments

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family background/Nereyida grew up on her family’s farm growing Concord grapes. She is pursuing her

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Hansen: Giving growers what they want

January 31st, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington state wine industry has spoken — and mechanization and precision viticulture is now

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Scharlau: Staying ahead of the issues

January 31st, 2019|0 Comments

A look at some of the rules and regulations that will impact vintners and growers this year.

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Grape growers feeling the stress of berry splits

January 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Washington State University researcher studies the details of why grapes split.

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New York viticulturist, climatologist earn Excellence in IPM Awards

January 18th, 2019|0 Comments

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Alice Wise, viticulture and research specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, and Keith

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Go with the flow for cold storage efficiency

January 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Considering airflow and efficient cold storage design helps protect fruit quality and lowers energy costs.

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Good to Know: Wash and learn

January 14th, 2019|0 Comments

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It’s a fact of life: If you’re storing, holding or packing produce, you have a

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Registration open for the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

January 10th, 2019|0 Comments

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The 2019 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention will be held Jan. 29 to 31 at

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Driver shortage could mean trouble down the road

January 10th, 2019|2 Comments

Agricultural trucking lobbyist updates apple industry on driver pool, legislative efforts.

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Women’s Farm to Food Business Competition now open

January 9th, 2019|0 Comments

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The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Foundation is offering a new business

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Financial partners offer growers growing opportunities

January 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Orchardists, packers seek capital from outside investors to modernize and expand.

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Investment advice for orchardists

January 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Investment leaders and economists offer tips to consider before you bring on orchard investors.