May 15th 2011 Issue

Grape growers worry about herbicide drift

By |May 15th, 2011|

This 50-acre Creekbend Vineyard planting is surrounded on three sides by field crops. It’s registered on the [...]

Growing cherries on new systems

By |May 15th, 2011|

On March 30 of this cool spring, the year-old test planting was showing no sign of breaking dormancy.

Sweet cherry [...]

McDonald’s boosts cherry sales

By |May 15th, 2011|

Since McDonald’s rolled out its new milkshakes earlier this year, the U.S. cherry industry is “lovin’ it.” Sitting like [...]

Fungicide tools and resistance management guidelines

By |May 15th, 2011|

As of spring 2011, growers in eastern Washington have several new fungicides at their disposal for managing powdery mildew.

For [...]

Growing grapes with less water

By |May 15th, 2011|

Data on deficit irrigation treatments on juice and wine grapes will be collected by WSU’s Joan Davenport.

A broad research [...]

China has big appetite for U.S. cherries

By |May 15th, 2011|

Northwest cherry industry representatives saw hundreds of street hawkers selling fresh cherries on the outskirts of Yantai during a [...]

Vineyard water research details

By |May 15th, 2011|

The sustainable vineyard water management research project, directed by Dr. James Ayars, involves a team of more than 20 [...]

Cherries in China

By |May 15th, 2011|

Cherries as far as the eye can see, and in a hodgepodge puzzle of different growing practices and varieties [...]

DriftWatch shows sensitive crops

By |May 15th, 2011|

These pushpin-like balloons identify sites that are sensitive to ill effects from spray drift. Growers register the sites so [...]

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 [...]