Melissa Hansen

Pear grower Laura Naumes blazes a trail

By |March 25th, 2014|

Laura Naumes is the first woman to chair the Pear Bureau Northwest.

Is there a better crab apple pollinizer?

By |March 19th, 2014|

No research is under way to evaluate pollinizers to replace Manchurian crab apple.

Control leafhoppers to avoid virus

By |March 19th, 2014|

The risk of grapevine redleaf virus makes controlling leafhoppers all the more important.

Bees live in a toxic world

By |March 19th, 2014|

Planting more flowers would help solve honeybee decline.

Protecting your high-value crop

By |March 19th, 2014|

Orchard netting may be cost effective for high-value varieties like Honeycrisp.

Commission: More MAP dollars mean cherries go farther

By |March 13th, 2014|

The Washington State Fruit Commission is gearing up for a strong cherry crop in 2014. Though it’s too soon [...]

Options for codling moth control

By |March 3rd, 2014|

Three years of research found little difference between hand-applied and canister-released pheromone dispensers for disrupting codling moth mating.

Stinkbug monitoring tools are a high priority

By |March 3rd, 2014|

Researchers aren’t yet recommending that growers trap for stinkbug.

Progress on biological control

By |March 3rd, 2014|

Research to find a natural enemy that suppresses the brown marmorated stinkbug is showing promise, according to Oregon State [...]

Stinkbugs march on Washington

By |March 3rd, 2014|

Brown marmorated stinkbug found in 20 counties in Washington and Oregon.