Melissa Hansen

Ballard retires from clean plant program

By |April 1st, 2015|

After helping to expand Washington State’s grape industry through public and private entities for more than 35 years, Gary [...]

New AVA established in Oregon

By |March 30th, 2015|

The new AVA, located in Oregon, has created problems for Washington wineries.

Few bees in vineyards

By |March 25th, 2015|

Grape pest practices in Washington aren’t harming bees.

Precision pollination

By |March 18th, 2015|

Mechanical pollination could end use of chemicals or hand labor for thinning.

Cool, wet soils trigger chlorosis

By |March 10th, 2015|

Avoid early spring irrigation to avoid chlorosis problems in Concord vineyards.

Search continues for stinkbug predators

By |March 9th, 2015|

Will brown marmorated stinkbug take hold in desert climates?

Survey finds no invasive grape moths

By |March 7th, 2015|

However, grape phylloxera was detected for the first time in a Wenatchee, Washington, vineyard.

Codling moth mating disruption reaches a milestone

By |March 5th, 2015|

Mating disruption of codling moth is used in 90 percent of all apples and pears grown in Washington State.

New focus on leafhoppers

By |March 2nd, 2015|

Growers should add 20 percent to their count when using a hand lens on leafhoppers.

Living with spotted wing drosophila

By |March 1st, 2015|

Five years later, what have we learned?