Melissa Hansen

Cherry diseases require action

By |February 18th, 2014|

The appearance of little cherry diseases calls for aggressive action, says Dr. Ken Eastwell, plant pathologist for Washington State [...]

The plant doctor

By |February 18th, 2014|

Plant diagnostic clinic is a resource for growers.

Pear research never ending

By |February 18th, 2014|

Oregon State University researcher is retiring in May after studying pear diseases for more than 35 years.

Grape growers recognize industry leaders

By |February 14th, 2014|

The Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers recognized Rick Hamman for his viticultural skills and presented him with its Erick Hanson Memorial Grower of the Year Award. Hamman has assisted Washington grape growers since 1999 when he left Colorado State University as extension viticulturist to join Hogue Cellars in Prosser.

Widow goes it alone, yet not alone

By |February 1st, 2014|

Pear industry members step in to help Nancy Vaughn produce a quality crop.

Washington State’s most southern vineyard

By |January 30th, 2014|

One of Washington State’s southernmost vineyards, planted within a mile of the Columbia River near Dallesport by Don Graves, [...]

Washington State’s most northern Vineyard

By |January 30th, 2014|

The Veranda Beach vineyard is the cornerstone of a resort development.

Living the dream

By |January 27th, 2014|

Victor Palencia is one of the youngest winery owners in Washington’s wine industry.

Certified grape stock in short supply

By |January 21st, 2014|

If your nursery order isn’t already in, you’re too late for 2014.

Last pear packer standing

By |January 21st, 2014|

Naumes, Inc., responds to challenges and keeps its Medford packing house viable.