May 15th 2011 Issue

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

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.

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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

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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

The functional side of cherries

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Sweet cherry promoters would like to be able to say “a bowl of cherries a day will keep cancer away,”

Cherry production in China

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Up to 20 acres of cherries were seen being grown under greenhouse covers during a trip to learn about China’s

Breeding cherries for hot climates

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

McDonald’s boosts cherry sales

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Since McDonald’s rolled out its new milkshakes earlier this year, the U.S. cherry industry is “lovin’ it.” Sitting like a

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