Melissa Hansen

Leaf removal benefits

By |July 7th, 2014|

Early leaf removal could change cluster structure; late can delay ripening

Stone fruit farm stay

By |July 1st, 2014|

Mike and Nori Naylor educate urban folks about agriculture and stone fruit one family at a time. At their [...]

Organic Pioneer

By |July 1st, 2014|

Mike Naylor has grown organic stone fruit for 30 years.

More than cherries

By |June 30th, 2014|

California’s cherry season normally runs fast and furious for about eight weeks. Growers usually have other crops to farm, [...]

Low chill hurts California cherry crop

By |June 26th, 2014|

Lack of winter tule fog impacted fruit set.

Leafroll virus is costly

By |May 29th, 2014|

Grapevine leafroll virus is very costly to growers, studies in major wine-grape-growing regions show.

Economists in New York, California, and [...]

California nursery sales brisk

By |May 29th, 2014|

California tree fruit nurseries are as busy as ever. For apple tree sales, there seems to be no slowdown [...]

Season-long mildew control?

By |May 23rd, 2014|

A build-up of spores after harvest can increase disease pressure the next year.

Consistent cherry pack with technology

By |May 23rd, 2014|

New technology allows California packers to manage new varieties more effectively.

Washington vineyards, orchards change hands

By |May 20th, 2014|

Sagemoor’s cherries, apples, plus well-established wine grapes attract new owners.