Melissa Hansen

Big export year for Northwest cherries

By |January 27th, 2015|

The 2014 season was not only a record year for Northwest cherries, it was one of the best years [...]

China’s cold chain is improving

By |January 27th, 2015|

Though China’s lack of cold-chain facilities and logistics for perishable products has been its Achilles heel, improvements are expected [...]

Strategies for Honeycrisp

By |January 26th, 2015|

Scientists respond to questions about harvest and storage practices.

How to measure Honeycrisp qualities

By |January 26th, 2015|

Titratable acidity, chlorophyll, and dry matter concentration may be tools to predict quality and storage potential.

Predicting cold hardiness of grapes

By |January 21st, 2015|

WSU model is used by U.S. and international grape growers.

Doornink crowned 2015 Cherry King

By |January 20th, 2015|

Tree fruit grower Jim Doornink was crowned the 71st Cherry King during the Cherry Institute meeting held in Yakima, [...]

Cold winters can damage grapevine roots

By |January 20th, 2015|

Irrigation after harvest is critical in preventing cold damage to roots.

Financing farming dreams

By |January 15th, 2015|

Loan programs are invaluable to beginning growers.

Loans for new farmers

By |January 15th, 2015|

The biggest challenges for young growers are lack of access to capital and land.

Wine institute has new executive director

By |January 12th, 2015|

The Washington Wine Institute hired a new executive director to manage policy and regulatory issues facing Washington winery owners. [...]