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The height of the vines influences how they fare during cold weather.

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  • Cleveringa joins Research Commission

Cleveringa joins Research Commission

  • August 27th, 2014

Jeff Cleveringa, head of research and development for Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers in Wenatchee, Washington, has been appointed to the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission’s board of directors to represent the Washington Apple Commission.

He succeeds Dan Flick. Also on the board are: Jim Doornink, Tom Butler, Harold Schell, Brent [...]

  • See WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp apple)

See WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp apple)

  • August 26th, 2014

Washington State University has scheduled two field tours where growers can see the growth habit of the Cosmic Crisp apple (WA 38 cultivar) and look at fruit quality at or near harvest. Both will take place about a week before anticipated harvest.

The first tour, on September 17, will begin [...]

Orchard soil management seminars begin in August

  • July 25th, 2014

The first of three planned soil management seminars will begin on Wednesday, August 13, in Wenatchee, Washington. “The Potential for Precision Soil Management in Orchards” seminar kicks off the soil-focused training sessions by WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Services for 2014 and features crops and soils researcher Dr. [...]

  • Grab and go packaging: Cup o’ Cherries

Grab and go packaging: Cup o’ Cherries

  • July 18th, 2014

Chelan Fresh Marketing has introduced a new consumer pack of cherries designed for snacking on the go.

The package, called Cup o’ Cherries, resembles a lidded coffee cup. The lid, however, has a cherry-sized hole, allowing the consumer to tip a cherry into the mouth, and a nifty compartment with [...]

  • Fourth cherry residue test results are available

Fourth cherry residue test results are available

  • July 14th, 2014

For the fourth consecutive year, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has conducted a trial to provide the Northwest cherry industry basic information about residues of commonly used pesticides.

These studies are intended to help growers and consultants make more informed pest decisions with respect to concerns about Maximum Residue [...]