New Developments

Michigan research examines retractable roof on cherries

By |May 31st, 2017|

Open and closed research: Michigan State University cherry expert Gregory Lang is trying a retractable roof system over a cherry orchard at MSU’s Clarksville Research Center.

Sweethearts offer better returns than Bings in Washington

By |May 30th, 2017|

WSU economists find a sweeter investment in Sweethearts than Bings when comparing production costs.

Phytelligence partners with Cornell to grow Geneva rootstocks

By |May 24th, 2017|

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Agriculture biotech company Phytelligence has announced a partnership with Cornell University.

Here’s the news release:
Phytelligence has announced a collaboration with Cornell

Sugar sours birds on eating valuable cherry crops

By |May 24th, 2017|

Sweet revenge for bird control

Ag groups respond to Trump’s proposed budget

By |May 24th, 2017|

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Here is an ongoing roundup of responses to President Donald Trump’s federal budget proposal, which was released Tuesday, May 23.
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Pscheidt: How to rate viruses

By |May 22nd, 2017|

With three-dozen different viruses that can be found on cherry trees, which ones do growers need to worry about?

What’s hiding in your orchard?

By |May 22nd, 2017|

A survey of cherry viruses in Oregon has turned up none that are new to the Pacific Northwest, which is a good thing. However, at least two new viruses, and possibly a third, have been detected in Oregon for the first time — and two of the three could have a significant impact on cherry production if not controlled.

How grower renewed aging block of cherry trees

By |May 17th, 2017|

A tale of 17 acres

Make the most of your mulch – Video

By |May 17th, 2017|

Pruning wood and mowing weeds can provide extra food for soil organisms that help keep trees healthy.

Tart cherries growers shake it up in the Northwest – Video

By |May 17th, 2017|

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Under the canopy, a mechanical claw reaches out to grasp the trunk, clamps and shakes violently, sending a cascade of

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