Melissa Hansen

Hansen: A focus on wine research

By |February 8th, 2017|

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As the first year of the Washington wine industry’s amplified research program is now behind us, it’s important to look

Hansen: Vineyard mechanization – Is grape quality impacted?

By |December 14th, 2016|

New research has the potential to save wine grape growers millions in labor costs.

Hansen: Certified plants are only the first step

By |August 5th, 2016|

Growers need to monitor for virus in early years of a “clean” vineyard.

Hansen: Research leads to better control for grape disease

By |May 25th, 2016|

Saved fungicide sprays for powdery mildew keep $2 million-plus in grape growers’ pockets.

Hansen: Test for nutrients before spending big money

By |April 19th, 2016|

Wine industry funded research can save growers money and lead to healthier vineyard soils.

Hansen: Wine grapes — An IPM success story

By |March 1st, 2016|

Integrated pest management research has saved Washington’s wine grape growers millions in pesticide costs.

Canvasback puts down roots

By |February 4th, 2016|

Brian Rudin practices a vineyard-focused approach to winemaking.

California winery at home in Washington

By |February 4th, 2016|

A blind tasting of wines brought Duckhorn Wine Company to Washington.

Hansen: Building a world-class wine research program

By |January 29th, 2016|

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It’s a new era for viticulture and enology research in Washington.

Washington’s wine industry has started the process of building a

Table grape potential in Washington

By |January 14th, 2016|

Table grapes grow well in eastern Washington and could be popular in niche markets.

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