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Leslie Mertz

About Leslie Mertz

Leslie Mertz, Ph.D., is a long-time freelance science writer based in Gaylord, Michigan, and has been a regular contributor to Good Fruit Grower since 2015.

Better ways to manage vine vigor

By |May 10th, 2018|

Georgia researcher shares three tips for controlling growth in grapevines.

Building for the future in Michigan

By |May 9th, 2018|

Orchard invests in energy-saving labor housing, wins award from governor.

Put a ghost in your orchard to keep away BMSB

By |March 14th, 2018|

Special nets proving to be deadly for brown marmorated stink bugs.

Lures lead to better moth management

By |March 14th, 2018|

Enhanced lures let you know where you stand with with oriental fruit moth.

Watch and learn

By |February 12th, 2018|

Michigan State University’s new video series highlights grape and wine research.

Five tips for tying grapevines

By |February 5th, 2018|

Michigan State University viticulture extension educator has some tricks to make work easier in the vineyard.

A flash of enhancement for red grapes

By |February 5th, 2018|

Hopes are high that new technology can improve Michigan reds.

Great grape growth in Michigan

By |February 5th, 2018|

Economic study shows soaring winery industry.

Ohio grower adds a touch of tech to his orchard

By |January 26th, 2018|

Former information-technology specialist uses computer skills in pick-your-own venture.

Bringing antique apples back to market

By |January 17th, 2018|

Michigan grower finds niche with abundance of heritage varieties.

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