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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
Professor emeritus Joe Sabol keeps alive his passion for education by coordinating and teaching an apple grafting workshop for California high schools.
Mike Miller opened Airfield Estates Winery in 2007 and is joined by son Marcus as winemaker and daughter Lori as marketing director.
A solid set canopy delivery spray system is under study to provide chemicals and nutrients in Michigan State University’s cherry tunnel project. The
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,
Guinea fowl keep watch for insects and intruders at the Grovertown Fruit Farm in Indiana. Betty and George Dotlich, at Grovertown
The Washington Apple Commission is recruiting an additional export manager to help the commission work more closely with its representatives in overseas markets. The
Key questions regarding nitrogen fertilization strategies for sweet cherries include: —When is nitrogen needed for the various demands of
Orondo Ruby (on the right) is thought to be a mutation of Rainier (on the left). Orondo Ruby blooms later than Rainier,
A rain-covered orchard is also netted against cherry fly for organic cherry production. The additional black net serves as a windbreak.
Premium Lapins cherries can be grown on Krymsk 5 rootstock if proper management techniques are followed. Choosing the right cherry rootstock
Montmorency cherry. To visit the new MSU cherry Web site, Researchers at Michigan State University have evaluated hundreds of sweet cherry
Frank Shields is credited with developing the Billion $ and Million $ labels used by his family’s fruit business. Shields Bag
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
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
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.
Rusty Figgins wraps the oblique side graft with tape. Right: The new graft after splicing, taping, and painting. The practice of
The key to keeping the Northwest cherry industry sustainable and profitable can be boiled down to five principles, says
Paul Champoux has expanded Champoux Vineyards slowly while building a solid customer base. The stock market has plummeted, the national debt
Fresh cherry exporters have to comply this season with new federal regulations requiring screening of cargo on passenger ships and aircraft because of
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.
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The pear industry has unlimited potential and is ripe for a revolution
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Artist Cheryll Root first saw Good Fruit Grower on the coffee table of her mother-in-law’s home in Prosser, Washington. Cheryll, who lives in Troy, Idaho,
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