Richard Lehnert

A direct link to consumers

By |June 18th, 2015|

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Direct marketers—those folks, mostly in the East, who sell most of the fruit they grow directly to consumers—have not been,

Clubs are changing how apples are marketed — and priced

By |June 16th, 2015|

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The Honeycrisp apple is a Cinderella story. A somewhat homely apple, almost rejected from its own breeding program, is given

Gene Veliquette, 1947-2015

By |June 12th, 2015|

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Michigan’s cherry industry lost a visionary leader with the death of Gene Veliquette. The influential grower died June 7 in

Will Honeycrisp become a victim of its popularity?

By |June 2nd, 2015|

Will Honeycrisp become a victim of its popularity?

Who’s going to sell all these apples?

By |June 1st, 2015|

And who's going to buy them?

How many apple varieties are too many?

By |June 1st, 2015|

The proliferation of new varieties is producer driven, not a result of pent-up consumer demand.

Study shows value of high-density cherry systems

By |May 26th, 2015|

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Stefano Musacchi, who was hired in 2013 to fill Washington State University’s endowed chair in tree fruit physiology and management,

The seven cherry training systems

By |May 26th, 2015|

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Kym Green Bush

The Kym Green Bush (KGB) is the only system of the eight that creates a fully pedestrian orchard—one

Training sweet cherries

By |May 26th, 2015|

New guide gives step-by-step details for managing cherries in seven different systems.

Cherries harvested as berries

By |May 26th, 2015|

A Utah researcher joins others who want to change how cherries are grown and harvested.

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