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 »


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.” 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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NW cherry growers forecast 227,000-ton crop

May 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Cherry growers from five Northwest states expect about 227,000 tons, or 22.7 million 20-pound boxes, from the 2017 crop.

The growers collectively came up with the estimate Wednesday, May 17 at the annual Northwest Cherry Growers annual 5-state meeting in Richland, Washington. The nonprofit organization markets sweet cherries for growers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Utah.

The estimate is the second

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