Shannon Dininny

Thwarting a cherry killer

By |July 17th, 2017|

Early research suggests acclimating trees and sending them into early dormancy may help prevent bacterial canker infections.

Should Cosmic Crisp have a “utility” grade?

By |June 21st, 2017|

Questions remain about color standards for new Washington State University variety.

Apple industry readies itself for the big thing called Cosmic Crisp

By |June 21st, 2017|

Planting surge of highly hyped Cosmic Crisp is likely to test growers, packers, marketers — and consumers.

Northwest wine grape industry to streamline clean plant regulations

By |June 7th, 2017|

Coming clean at the Clean Plant Center Northwest

Northwest pear growers predict smaller crop

By |June 1st, 2017|

Northwest pear growers are estimating a fresh crop of about 17.6 million boxes for the 2017 season, down 2 percent from last year and down 10 percent from the five-year average.

What’s hiding in your orchard?

By |May 22nd, 2017|

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.

How grower renewed aging block of cherry trees

By |May 17th, 2017|

A tale of 17 acres

Grower shares family’s succession story

By |May 11th, 2017|

Planning for the future

What’s next with FSMA?

By |May 10th, 2017|

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Most regulations tied to passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act won’t take effect until January 2018, but that doesn’t

Wages, worries on the rise

By |May 2nd, 2017|

Minimum wage increases in key fruit producing states worry growers, packers.

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