Melissa Hansen

The latest on dealing with spider mites in vineyards

By |February 27th, 2014|

Two-spotted spider mite has the capability to develop tolerance to miticides in wine grapes.

Washington’s westernmost vineyard

By |February 27th, 2014|

Kim and Blain Roberts grow grapes on the Washington coast where annual rainfall averages 70 inches.

Washington’s easternmost vineyard

By |February 24th, 2014|

Basalt Cellars is reviving the once-thriving wine region in Clarkston, Washington.

Mildew wanted in this vineyard

By |February 24th, 2014|

Scientists collect data on fungicide efficacy, best timings, and rates.

Managing crab apple diseases

By |February 18th, 2014|

Crab apple disease management starts in the orchard with pruning.

Know your enemy: Little cherry disease (VIDEO)

By |February 18th, 2014|

Different causal agents are involved in little cherry disease.

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.