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Featured stories covering cherries appear in this issue.

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  • Vineyard water research details

Vineyard water research details

  • May 15th, 2011

The sustainable vineyard water management research project, directed by Dr. James Ayars, involves a team of more than 20 researchers, grower cooperators, extension educators, [...]

  • Cherries in China

Cherries in China

  • May 15th, 2011

Cherries as far as the eye can see, and in a hodgepodge puzzle of different growing practices and varieties is how B.J. Thurlby sums [...]

  • DriftWatch shows sensitive crops

DriftWatch shows sensitive crops

  • May 15th, 2011

These pushpin-like balloons identify sites that are sensitive to ill effects from spray drift. Growers register the sites so neighbors and custom pesticide applicators [...]

IPM in peril

  • May 15th, 2011

For nearly 40 years, integrated pest management  has been the hallmark of progressive thinking in fruit production and agriculture generally. If you used IPM, [...]

  • Cherry systems explained

Cherry systems explained

  • May 15th, 2011

This test planting, made early last year, looked like this already in July. Greg Lang shows off a UFO tree.

Tall Spindle Axe—In this system, [...]

British cherry breeding to continue

  • May 15th, 2011

Cherry breeding at East Malling Research Center in the United Kingdom will continue thanks to a three-way partnership involving East Malling Research, an international [...]

  • Cherry breeding is slow work

Cherry breeding is slow work

  • May 15th, 2011

Bob Andersen (left) is evaluating some 60,000 seedlings created from the breeding work of David Cain (right).

The cherry breeding program at Cornell University in [...]

Who’s making the decisions?

  • May 15th, 2011

A thousand pear growers in Washington and Oregon received a survey this spring asking about their pest management ­practices.

Dr. Jessica Goldberger at Washington State [...]

  • Stinkbug spreads in Pacific Northwest

Stinkbug spreads in Pacific Northwest

  • May 15th, 2011

Wasps that parasitize brown marmorated stinkbug eggs are being screened in quarantine.

Apple growers in the Mid-Atlantic region figure they suffered $37 million in [...]

  • There’s a home for unwanted fruit

There’s a home for unwanted fruit

  • May 15th, 2011

Northwest Harvest gleaning volunteers show plums that they picked for a western Washington food bank.
Northwest Harvest

Jami Willard hates to see good fruit that [...]

  • Cherry production in China

Cherry production in China

  • May 15th, 2011

Up to 20 acres of cherries were seen being grown under greenhouse covers during a trip to learn about China’s cherry production taken by [...]

  • Last Bite – Bing is still king

Last Bite – Bing is still king

  • May 15th, 2011

The Bing cherry was named for Seth Lewelling’s Chinese foreman.

Bing has been king of fresh market sweet cherries in the United [...]

  • Growing cherries on new systems

Growing cherries on new systems

  • May 15th, 2011

On March 30 of this cool spring, the year-old test planting was showing no sign of breaking dormancy.

Sweet cherry growers are in transition from [...]

  • McDonald’s boosts cherry sales

McDonald’s boosts cherry sales

  • May 15th, 2011

Since McDonald’s rolled out its new milkshakes earlier this year, the U.S. cherry industry is “lovin’ it.” Sitting like a crown jewel on top [...]

  • Growing grapes with less water

Growing grapes with less water

  • May 15th, 2011

Data on deficit irrigation treatments on juice and wine grapes will be collected by WSU’s Joan Davenport.

A broad research coalition has embarked on a [...]