May 15th 2011 Issue

Stinkbug spreads in Pacific Northwest

By |May 15th, 2011|

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

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 [...]

Cherry production in China

By |May 15th, 2011|

Up to 20 acres of cherries were seen being grown under greenhouse covers during a trip to learn about [...]

Cracking susceptibility varies

By |May 15th, 2011|

Ines Hanrahan Harvest is a few weeks away, and rain is in the forecast. Before [...]

Last Bite – Bing is still king

By |May 15th, 2011|

The Bing cherry was named for Seth Lewelling’s Chinese foreman.

Bing has been king of fresh market [...]

Breeding cherries for hot climates

By |May 15th, 2011|

Bob Andersen retired as Cornell’s stone fruit breeder in 2004, when this picture was taken, and now works with [...]

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 [...]