February 15th 2011 Issue

Little cherries, little flavor

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The cool weather of 2010 highlighted a growing concern about little cherries showing up in some orchards. Follow-up testing by

Education for migrant families

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Coordinators of a migrant education program in Yakima, Washington, are hoping that fruit growers will encourage their employees and their

Get it right at planting

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To achieve a yield of 50 to 70 bins per acre, the canopy of a new orchard must be established

More export focus needed

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Because of an increasingly competitive U.S. market, the salvation of the Washington apple industry will be overseas markets, and the

Export funding increase unlikely

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Todd Fryhover, president of the Washington Apple Commission, is concerned about a possible decrease in federal funding for export promotions.
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WA 2 traits, evaluation and commercialization

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The evaluation and commercialization process
Phase 1:     Initial seedling selection and evaluation by WSU
Phase 2:    Small-scale on-farm trials with five

Glory be

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Gordon Goodwin’s cherry orchard at Stemilt Hill, near Wenatchee, Washington, is in one of Washington’s later cherry districts. So, as

WA 2 ready for commercial plantings

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Washington growers can now obtain licenses to plant WA 2 on a commercial basis. WA 2 is the first apple

Good Job

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John Carter crowned king
The Dalles, Oregon, cherry grower John Carter was named 2010 Cherry King during the annual Cherry Institute

Washington’s grape disease worries grow

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Symptoms of grape fanleaf disease (shown on the leaf on the left) include vein banding and yellowing, possibly

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