May 15th 2011 Issue

Michigan growers want to market fresh cherries

By |May 15th, 2011|

Fruit growers in the northeastern quadrant of the country are witnessing the ongoing clamor for sweet cherries, from consumers [...]

IPM in peril

By |May 15th, 2011|

For nearly 40 years, integrated pest management  has been the hallmark of progressive thinking in fruit production and agriculture [...]

Cherry systems explained

By |May 15th, 2011|

This test planting, made early last year, looked like this already in July. Greg Lang shows off a UFO [...]

British cherry breeding to continue

By |May 15th, 2011|

Cherry breeding at East Malling Research Center in the United Kingdom will continue thanks to a three-way partnership involving [...]

Cherry breeding is slow work

By |May 15th, 2011|

Bob Andersen (left) is evaluating some 60,000 seedlings created from the breeding work of David Cain (right).

The cherry breeding [...]

Who’s making the decisions?

By |May 15th, 2011|

A thousand pear growers in Washington and Oregon received a survey this spring asking about their pest management ­practices.

Dr. [...]

Stinkbug spreads in Pacific Northwest

By |May 15th, 2011|

Wasps that parasitize brown marmorated stinkbug eggs are being screened in quarantine.
Bugwood

Apple growers in the Mid-Atlantic region figure [...]

There’s a home for unwanted fruit

By |May 15th, 2011|

Northwest Harvest gleaning volunteers show plums that they picked for a western Washington food bank.
Northwest Harvest

Jami Willard hates [...]

The functional side of cherries

By |May 15th, 2011|

Sweet cherry promoters would like to be able to say “a bowl of cherries a day will keep cancer [...]

Keeping cherry growing profitable

By |May 15th, 2011|

Du Chen, a visiting doctoral student at Washington State University in Prosser, tests a cherry with a [...]