Melissa Hansen

Chose plant material wisely

By |October 15th, 2014|

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates will plant nematode-resistant rootstocks for the first time in Washington on a small scale.

Michael L. Miller, 1947 – 2014

By |October 9th, 2014|

Mike Miller, 67, known for his infectious grin, had deep roots in Washington’s Yakima Valley agriculture.

His grandfather helped to [...]

Guy William “Bill” Powers, 1926 – 2014

By |October 2nd, 2014|

Washington wine industry legend Bill Powers, known for his innovative, organic grape growing and winemaking, died September 23. He was 88.

Inmates help with grape research

By |September 12th, 2014|

Most spider mite research projects involve the tedious work of counting spider mites—peering down a microscope to count tiny [...]

New spider mite found in Washington

By |September 12th, 2014|

Willamette spider mite has been detected for the first time in Washington grapes.

Pears shine bright in Golden State

By |September 10th, 2014|

Acreage removal in California has stabilized, and grower returns have been good.

Native plants attract beneficial insects

By |August 20th, 2014|

David James hopes to expand his research to more vineyards.

The CandyCot story

By |August 4th, 2014|

“John was amazed at the diversity and intense flavor of apricot varieties he saw.”

Apricots: as sweet as candy

By |August 4th, 2014|

Demand is outpacing supply.

Leaf removal benefits

By |July 7th, 2014|

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