May 15th 2013 Issue

Last Bite: Test your cherry knowledge

By |May 15th, 2013|

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   1    What percentage of Northwest fresh cherry exports was shipped to China (including Hong Kong) last season?
a.     9

SWD challenges growers

By |May 15th, 2013|

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Unlike the common drosophila flies, spotted wing drosophila will attack cherries before they are ripe.
PHOTO BY PETER SHEARER, OSU

After feeling

Cherry cracking test

By |May 15th, 2013|

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The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has developed a simple test for growers to determine the susceptibility of their cherries

Cherry insurance reduces risk

By |May 15th, 2013|

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Cherry insurance can provide a financial shelter for growers when the crop is rained on.
PHOTO BY GERALDINE WARNER

The federal cherry

Leading by example

By |May 15th, 2013|

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Servando Rodriguez manages the production of 400 acres of apples and cherries and 450 acres of wine grapes for Sagemoor

The NOSB’s ‘lose-lose’ decision

By |May 15th, 2013|

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A decision by the National Organic Standards Board not to extend use of a key antibiotic to control fireblight in

Good Stuff

By |May 15th, 2013|

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Book of secrets
Karin Argo of Zillah, Washington, is selling the second edition of her popular The Secrets of Eastern Washington

Food safety mistakes

By |May 15th, 2013|

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This creative, portable handwashing facility meets GlobalGAP requirements. Water is clearly labeled.
PHOTO COURTESY OF SUSAN PHEASANT

For growers just getting started

Quick Bites

By |May 15th, 2013|

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New cherry bulletins, videos
Two new publications on cherry production and several sweet cherry videos covering training systems and pruning are

Great expectations

By |May 15th, 2013|

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Milinda Dwyer

Mega retailer Costco Wholesale has high expectations when it comes to food safety and requires more from its suppliers

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