May 15th 2013 Issue

Yakima Valley AVA turns 30

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PHOTO COURTESY OF WASHINGTON WINE COMMISSION

The Yakima Valley American Viticultural Area, established by the federal government on March 23, 1983,

Nurseries invest in Phytelligence

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Four major nurseries that form the North American group of the International New Varieties ­Network (INN) have made a significant

Chemical thinning is getting more precise

By |May 15th, 2013|

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As with precision pruning, the thinning process starts by knowing how many fruit buds are on the tree and how

Tip top cherry

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Kim and Troy Toftness with their children Brock and Brylee. Their Skylar Rae cherry brand is named after their first

Achieving the optimal crop load

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Precision pruning is a good first step to adjusting crop load and producing fruit of the best size and quality.

Widely planted

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Coral Champagne has been the hottest selling cherry variety in California in recent years, according to accounts from nurseries, brokers,

Popular cultivar almost wasn’t

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Coral Champagne cherries ripen after Chelan and about ten days before Bing.

New tree fruit varieties can take decades before going

Chelan Fruit gears up

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Orondo Ruby is a yellow-fleshed cherry that has more blush and matures earlier than Rainier.
PHOTO COURTESY OF G&C ORCHARDS

Cherry production

Top five ways to grow large cherries

By |May 15th, 2013|

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Lynn Long, Oregon State University Extension educator, gives a pruning demonstration during an international tree fruit meeting held last winter

SWD in Europe

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A female spotted wing drosophila lays eggs on a cherry.
PHOTO BY PETER SHEARER, OSU

Fluctuating populations of spotted wing drosophila from

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