Susan Pheasant of Wenatchee, Washington, and Mauricio Frías of Curicó, Chile, are organizing an intensive technical tour of sweet cherry orchards in the Pacific Northwest in June. The 11-day tour will begin on June 17 in Portland, Oregon, and continue to Hood River, The Dalles, Pasco, Yakima, Columbia Basin, Wenatchee, Orondo, Brewster, and finally on to Osoyoos, Summerland, and Kelowna in British Columbia, Canada. A three-day Canada-only option is available. Information is available at www.pheasantprojects.net.
● A virtual shutdown of West Coast ports has severely damaged export efforts of our tree-fruit industry. Efforts by many of the commercial [...]