Issues

Pscheidt: How to rate viruses

By |May 22nd, 2017|

With three-dozen different viruses that can be found on cherry trees, which ones do growers need to worry about? Cherry viruses were rated on a zero to 10 scale, where zero equals “no need to worry about this virus” and where 10 equals “grower action is imperative!”

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.

Thurlby: Looking ahead to the Northwest cherry season

By |May 19th, 2017|

As I sit here in my office in Yakima, Washington, on April 7, it’s cold and rainy outside. In Washington, we just came through the rainiest March on record, and the view from the window tells me the season has yet to give way to what most of us would call “springtime conditions.”

How grower renewed aging block of cherry trees

By |May 17th, 2017|

A tale of 17 acres

Make the most of your mulch – Video

By |May 17th, 2017|

Pruning wood and mowing weeds can provide extra food for soil organisms that help keep trees healthy.

Tart cherries growers shake it up in the Northwest – Video

By |May 17th, 2017|

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Under the canopy, a mechanical claw reaches out to grasp the trunk, clamps and shakes violently, sending a cascade of

Glade Brosi, young grower from Wenatchee, Washington

By |May 16th, 2017|

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family background / Glade is originally from Kentucky and joined Stemilt in 2011 with a graduate degree in plant and

Reconstructing WSU’s sweet breeding program

By |May 15th, 2017|

Changes make the WSU sweet cherry breeding program more efficient and focused to set up its new breeder for success.

H-2A expands despite costs

By |May 11th, 2017|

Even with political questions, legal risks and high costs, growers across the U.S. continue to hire foreign guest workers.

Modernizing the nursery with machines

By |May 11th, 2017|

Improvements in machines bring increased adaptation.

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