Good Fruit Grower

November 2011

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GOOD JOB To read more, go to the People page at WSU book wins international award ogy, written by Dr. Markus Keller, Washington State University viticulturist, won a Jury Award as best viticulture book of the year. The International A Organization of Vine and Wine, known as OIV, gave the award. Keller's book The Science of Grapevines: Anatomy and Physiology sold more than 1,300 hard copies in its first year, not counting e-books. n Postharvest researcher joins Oregon State University D r. Yan Wang has joined Oregon State University's Mid-Columbia Agricul- tural Research and Extension Center in Hood River where he will work on projects to enhance the postharvest quality of pears and cherries. He succeeds Dr. Paul Chen, who retired in 2003. He hopes to obtain funding to explore alternatives to the antioxidant ethoxyquin to control scald in winter pears and to do research on modified atmosphere packaging and wax coatings to pro- long storage life. He also will focus on ways to reduce postharvest splitting and surface pitting in sweet cherries. n Sunset honors Shoup California in late September. Shoup spent more than 20 years at Chateau Ste. W Michelle and its affiliate wineries, building the company name and stature. His latest involvement in the wine industry has been creation of Long Shadows Vintners, where he serves as managing partner. He is also managing partner of The Benches at Wallula Gap, a 650-acre vineyard purchased by Shoup and a small investor group in 2008 from Bill and Andy den Hoed. n Wine Commission executive to leave R obin Pollard, executive director of the Washington Wine Commission, announced on October 5 that she is leaving her current position at the end of this year to pursue work in the private sector. Pollard, serving nearly 30 years in public service, spent the last six with the Wine Commission and called her wine industry work "the pin- nacle of my professional experience." An industry committee will lead the search for a new n Yakima Valley is largest AVA I n the article "Grape acreage continues to grow," published in the October Good Fruit Grower, Horse Heaven Hills was incorrectly identified as Washington's largest American Viticulture Area. In fact, the Yakima Valley is the largest with 13,452 acres, while Horse Heaven Hills is the second largest with 10,584 acres. The Good Fruit Grower regrets the error. We ship nationwide, so please call for price and availability! 509/662-6931 1261 Ringold Rd., PO Box 300 • Eltopia, WA 99330 GOOD FRUIT GROWER NOVEMBER 2011 5 Allen Shoup FIELD GROWN AND GREEN GROW GRAPE VINES Call for varieties, pricing, and orders. A TIMELY REMINDER: Robin Pollard executive director. The commission's current deputy director, Chris Stone, will assume responsibility for daily operations on an interim basis upon Pollard's departure. •Time to decide rootstock needs for 2012 bench grafts and 2014 trees. Paul Tvergyak: 509-669-0689 ashington State wine pioneer Allen Shoup received Sunsetmagazine's Lifetime Achievement Award in Markus Keller textbook about grape anatomy and physiol- Call for: • TREES • ROOTSTOCK • INTERSTEMS • BENCH GRAFTS • SLEEPING EYES • ROYALTIES Yan Wang TOP QUALITY VIRUS TESTED VERY COMPETITIVE PRICING CONTRACTS FOR 2012, 2013, 2014 Custom Contracted Apple, Pear, Cherry & Peach Trees caixia li, osu HIGHEST QUALITY FRUIT TREES AND GRAPE VINES!

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