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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.

Multileader systems: Growing vs. grafting

By |January 31st, 2019|

With multileader trees harder to find, more growers are turning to bench grafting for high-density plantings.

Multileader trees leading the way in production

By |January 31st, 2019|

Michigan State University researcher says high-density systems are where the money is.

Picking up the pace of picking apples

By |January 29th, 2019|

Michigan Apple Committee funds study to find ways to make harvest more efficient.

High praise for growing under high tunnels

By |January 22nd, 2019|

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High tunnels are a great way to get more out of sweet cherries, including larger and earlier-ripening fruit. The question

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.

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