May 15th 2011 Issue

China has big appetite for U.S. cherries

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

There’s a home for unwanted fruit

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Northwest Harvest gleaning volunteers show plums that they picked for a western Washington food bank.
Northwest Harvest

Jami Willard hates to see

Cherries in China

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

Keeping cherry growing profitable

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Du Chen, a visiting doctoral student at Washington State University in Prosser, tests a cherry with a digital

Michigan growers want to market fresh cherries

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Fruit growers in the northeastern quadrant of the country are witnessing the ongoing clamor for sweet cherries, from consumers wanting

Cracking susceptibility varies

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Ines Hanrahan

Harvest is a few weeks away, and rain is in the forecast. Before rushing to apply products to minimize

Cherry systems explained

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This test planting, made early last year, looked like this already in July. Greg Lang shows off a UFO tree.

Tall

Grape growers worry about herbicide drift

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

Cherry breeding is slow work

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Bob Andersen (left) is evaluating some 60,000 seedlings created from the breeding work of David Cain (right).

The cherry breeding program

Stinkbug spreads in Pacific Northwest

By |May 15th, 2011|

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

Apple growers in the Mid-Atlantic region figure they suffered

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