What’s hiding in your orchard?

A survey of cherry viruses in Oregon has turned up none that are new to the Pacific Northwest, which is a good thing. However, at least two new viruses, and possibly a third, have been detected in Oregon for the first time — and two of the three could have a significant impact on cherry production if not controlled. Read More »


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Pscheidt: How to rate viruses

With three-dozen different viruses that can be found on cherry trees, which ones do growers need to worry about? Cherry viruses were rated on a zero to 10 scale, where zero equals “no need to worry about this virus” and where 10 equals “grower action is imperative!”

Thurlby: Looking ahead to the Northwest cherry season

As I sit here in my office in Yakima, Washington, on April 7, it’s cold and rainy outside. In Washington, we just came through the rainiest March on record, and the view from the window tells me the season has yet to give way to what most of us would call “springtime conditions.”

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Here is an ongoing roundup of responses to President Donald Trump’s federal budget proposal, which was released Tuesday, May 23.
Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance:

“We are very disappointed to see the President’s budget, released yesterday, call for draconian cuts, or even total elimination of programs that are important to the specialty crop sector. Eliminating programs that are critical to developing domestic

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What’s hiding in your orchard?

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