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Cherries

Featured stories about cherries appear in this issue.

Sweet cherry rootstock traits

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Premium Lapins cherries can be grown on Krymsk 5 rootstock if proper management techniques are followed. Choosing the right cherry rootstock

One-stop cherry Web site

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Montmorency cherry. To visit the new MSU cherry Web site, Researchers at Michigan State University have evaluated hundreds of sweet cherry

Last Bite: Billion $ label

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Frank Shields is credited with developing the Billion $ and Million $ labels used by his family’s fruit business. Shields Bag

Cherry study pinpoints problems

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Extending storage and shipping duration of cherries in British Columbia, Canada, can be achieved with minor modifications to the production, picking and packing operations, a

Grafting in Washington

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Todd Newhouse of Washington’s Outlook Vineyards and Upland Winery says they first experimented with grape grafting about seven years ago on a whim, without any

Cherries touted as value item

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With soft economies around the world, an aggressive sweet cherry promotion program is what’s needed this season, say representatives of the Northwest Cherry Growers.

Seamless switch

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Rusty Figgins wraps the oblique side graft with tape. Right: The new graft after splicing, taping, and painting. The practice of

5 keys to cherry success

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The key to keeping the Northwest cherry industry sustainable and profitable can be boiled down to five principles, says

Best practices in tough times

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Paul Champoux has expanded Champoux Vineyards slowly while building a solid customer base. The stock market has plummeted, the national debt

Grappling with cherry screening

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Fresh cherry exporters have to comply this season with new federal regulations requiring screening of cargo on passenger ships and aircraft because of

Turning a plan into action

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Recommendations of the Future of Farming strategic plan to keep Washington State’s agriculture viable include making agriculture a priority, eliminating regulatory barriers, and protecting resources.

Future of Farming findings

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Jennifer Harte, agricultural economist who coordinated the Future of Farming strategic plan for Washington agriculture, described the plan as a comprehensive document developed from the

Young grafters

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Professor emeritus Joe Sabol keeps alive his passion for education by coordinating and teaching an apple grafting workshop for California high schools.

A home for grapes

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Mike Miller opened Airfield Estates Winery in 2007 and is joined by son Marcus as winemaker and daughter Lori as marketing director.

Cracking under tunnels

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A solid set canopy delivery spray system is under study to provide chemicals and nutrients in Michigan State University’s cherry tunnel project. The

Perfect storm in Taiwan

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As harvest of summer fruits nears, the challenge of exporting to Taiwan and meeting its stepped-up pesticide-residue–testing program spreads from apples and pears to cherries,

Fowl pest control

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Guinea fowl keep watch for insects and intruders at the Grovertown Fruit Farm in Indiana. Betty and George Dotlich, at Grovertown

Commission seeks export manager

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The Washington Apple Commission is recruiting an additional export manager to help the ­commission work more closely with its ­representatives in overseas markets. The

Good to Know – Lang

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Key questions regarding nitrogen fertilization strategies for sweet cherries include:   —When is nitrogen needed for the various demands of

Flushed with blush

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Orondo Ruby (on the right) is thought to be a mutation of Rainier (on the left). Orondo Ruby blooms later than Rainier,

Rain protection pays

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A rain-covered orchard is also netted against cherry fly for organic cherry production. The additional black net serves as a windbreak.