Project Description

Cherries

Featured stories about cherries appear in this issue.

Future of Farming findings

  • May 15th, 2009

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

Cherry study pinpoints problems

  • May 15th, 2009

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

Young grafters

  • May 15th, 2009

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

Cherries touted as value item

  • May 15th, 2009

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. [...]

A home for grapes

  • May 15th, 2009

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

5 keys to cherry success

  • May 15th, 2009

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

Cracking under tunnels

  • May 15th, 2009

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

Grappling with cherry screening

  • May 15th, 2009

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

Perfect storm in Taiwan

  • May 15th, 2009

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 [...]

Fowl pest control

  • May 15th, 2009

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

Last Bite: Billion $ label

  • May 15th, 2009

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

Commission seeks export manager

  • May 15th, 2009

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

Grafting in Washington

  • May 15th, 2009

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 [...]

Good to Know – Lang

  • May 15th, 2009

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

Seamless switch

  • May 15th, 2009

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

Flushed with blush

  • May 15th, 2009

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

Best practices in tough times

  • May 15th, 2009

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

Rain protection pays

  • May 15th, 2009

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

Turning a plan into action

  • May 15th, 2009

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 [...]

One-stop cherry Web site

  • May 15th, 2009

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