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.

California winery goes green in a big way

By |December 26th, 2018|

Silver Oak’s Alexander Valley Winery is the first production winery to earn LEED Platinum certification, and they have LBC certification in sight.

Six smart tips for better spray management

By |December 19th, 2018|

Improve spray coverage, reduce drift and protect the environment with a small investment of time and money.

The frost fight – EXPO preview

By |November 28th, 2018|

Researcher weighs in on heat, wind or water to fight frost.

Helping the family that grows together to stay together – EXPO preview

By |November 28th, 2018|

Featured speaker at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO will discuss strategies for family farm businesses.

Conquering Concords

By |November 15th, 2018|

Study aims to help growers make juice grapes profitable.

Great Lakes Farm EXPO: Wide range of fruit sessions

By |November 8th, 2018|

Huge gathering of growers set for December in Michigan.

Napa Valley faces watershed moment

By |October 17th, 2018|

Woodland concerns behind vote to limit Napa vineyards.

Hunting down a mysterious rot

By |September 26th, 2018|

New apple disease may taint even pasteurized products, but where does it come from?

A tale of two test plotters

By |September 12th, 2018|

Oregon and Ohio growers share why they participate in test plots.

Wine tech award winners

By |August 21st, 2018|

New products help take the guesswork out of the vineyard.

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