Good Fruit Grower

February 01, 2017

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Page 2 of 55 GOOD FRUIT GROWER FEBRUARY 1, 2017 3 Centerpiece 28 A great place for grapes Lake Roosevelt Vineyard and Winery finds a place to grow among towering basalt cliffs. Viticulture 20 Italy in Michigan Winery brings Italian red grape varieties to northern regions of the Great Lakes State. 24 High tunnels extend season How a Michigan winery gets up to 25 more growing degree-days by using tunnel structures. 34 New vines Ste. Michelle's vine replacement plans expected to reverberate in Washington's wine industry. Horticulture 6 Whole tree renewal See why Oregon State University horticulturist is a believer in dramatic pruning technique. 10 Whack-a-cherry! Cutting trees back to stubs is showing promise in trials from Michigan State University, too. 12 Battle of cherry architectures There's a clear winner after trials comparing four high-density canopies. 16 Putting graft unions to the test Researchers look for ways to strengthen Geneva 41 rootstock, which is prone to breaks. 18 Click and easy Click pruning puts physiology to work by increasing sap flow to reduce blind wood. The essential resource for growers SHANNON DININNY/GOOD FRUIT GROWER Crushed Merlot wine grapes at Lake Roosevelt Vineyard and Winery, located at the northern edge of Washington's Columbia Valley AVA. Read how the winery takes advantage of a unique climate along the Columbia River and towering basalt cliffs. Story begins on Page 28.

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