Melissa Hansen

Low chill hurts California cherry crop

By |June 26th, 2014|

Lack of winter tule fog impacted fruit set.

Leafroll virus is costly

By |May 29th, 2014|

Grapevine leafroll virus is very costly to growers, studies in major wine-grape-growing regions show.

Economists in New York, California, and [...]

California nursery sales brisk

By |May 29th, 2014|

California tree fruit nurseries are as busy as ever. For apple tree sales, there seems to be no slowdown [...]

Season-long mildew control?

By |May 23rd, 2014|

A build-up of spores after harvest can increase disease pressure the next year.

Consistent cherry pack with technology

By |May 23rd, 2014|

New technology allows California packers to manage new varieties more effectively.

Washington vineyards, orchards change hands

By |May 20th, 2014|

Sagemoor’s cherries, apples, plus well-established wine grapes attract new owners.

Sweet cherry health connection

By |May 20th, 2014|

Health research is a priority for the Northwest Cherry Growers.

New grape virus in Washington

By |May 14th, 2014|

Don’t assume that red leaves mean grapevine leafroll virus — they could be symptoms of a new disease.

High-tech cherry packing facility debuts

By |May 14th, 2014|

New plant doubles the cherry volume for Washington Fruit.

New cherry bags boost sales

By |May 14th, 2014|

The new consumer bags protect fruit better and allow high-definition graphics, but are more costly to pack.