Though labor shortages were the impetus, researchers have found ‘touchless vineyard’ also produces superior wine grapes.
Lance Kirk is a third-generation Oregon hazelnut grower who is seeing the industry blossom.
The study aims to make it easier for grape growers to determine which varietals to grow, and where.
Fifth-generation hop grower also a first-generation brewer.
Mast-Roth Farms has planted 30 acres of hazelnuts annually for the past six years.
If developed, derivatives of xanthohumol may provide a new market for hops.
Apples are its largest commodity, but what sets Valicoff Fruit Co. apart from other Yakima Valley, Wash., growers is its commitment to stone fruit.
While family has been the linchpin for success over the years, Evans Fruit is equally committed to producing a superior product.
Chris Blanchard is one of dozens of students who have taken OSU cider courses, then went on to open their own cider houses in the Northwest and beyond.
Butler Farms adds tree nuts to their line-up of crops.
Thoeny Farms has converted most of its 390 acres from berries and vegetables to grass seed.
Soil type, tree spacing, rootstock selection and cropload management are among the factors that could determine how the prune orchard of the future performs, researchers say.
The Lehne family of Roseburg, Ore., is all about the popular Oregon tree nut.
The YCH HOPS brand was established in 2014, when Yakima Chief Inc. and Hopunion LLC joined forces.