Melissa Hansen

Turning pomace into compost

By |April 16th, 2015|

Walla Walla Community College hopes to show wineries how to compost their wine leftovers.

Canners need Bartletts

By |April 15th, 2015|

Grandy closes almost 20 years as manager of pear bargaining group by sealing a three-year contract with record prices for growers.

Irrigation effects on wine

By |April 14th, 2015|

Deficit irrigation enhances color and fruitiness of wines.

Honeycrisp is still an enigma

By |April 14th, 2015|

Growers have yet to unlock the horticultural secrets of growing Honeycrisp in a warm climate.

Bigger crops are coming for cherries

By |April 14th, 2015|

But probably not this year.

Soil moisture can be depleted by spring

By |April 3rd, 2015|

“In years when we have dry winters, you may need both a fall and early spring irrigation.” — Hemant Gohil

Soil moisture critical at bud break

By |April 3rd, 2015|

Even a two-week delay in filling up the soil profile in early spring when vines begin to break bud [...]

Timing is everything when fine tuning grape irrigation

By |April 2nd, 2015|

Research suggests Washington red wine grapes could benefit from new irrigation regimes.

Irrigation management key to growing Honeycrisp

By |April 2nd, 2015|

Honeycrisp trees don’t like excessive water, says veteran Washington tree fruit grower.

Consumers are ready for more cherries

By |April 2nd, 2015|

Don’t be afraid of larger cherry crops.