Melissa Hansen

New tests measure soil health

By |April 21st, 2014|

New measuring tests allow growers to track the impact of soil management changes.

Chlorosis in Concords

By |April 18th, 2014|

Dr. Joan Davenport is looking for cost effective treatments for chlorosis in Concord grapes.

Washington orchard, vineyards change hands

By |April 17th, 2014|

Allan Brothers, a tree fruit grower-shipper-packer of Yakima Valley, Washington, is buying Sagemoor Farms’s orchards and vineyards, effective at [...]

Not enough canned pears

By |April 16th, 2014|

Pacific Northwest pear processors are raising grower prices to $300 per ton this season in hopes of sourcing more Bartlett pears for the processed market.

Uncertain future for Meyer Orchards

By |April 16th, 2014|

Ron Meyer, nearing retirement and without a transition plan, sees a murky future for his pear orchard.

Strong cherry crop possible

By |April 15th, 2014|

Fruit Commission expands export efforts

Chardonnay’s future in Washington

By |April 14th, 2014|

Chardonnay is at a crossroads in Washington State as the state becomes a red-dominated wine state.

Reducing food safety risks at every opportunity

By |April 3rd, 2014|

Research is assessing the food safety risks of tree fruit production practices.

DIY spray trial tips

By |April 1st, 2014|

On-farm trials don’t have to be complicated.

Watershed moment for grower, water plan

By |April 1st, 2014|

Grower devotes his lifetime to water issues.